Green homes to open doors this weekend

Six of Ayrshire’s greenest buildings will open their doors this weekend, with their owners on hand to chat about the benefits of renewable technologies.

The Green Homes Network, the Green Network for Businesses and the Green Network for Social Housing – funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust – are a group of more than 700 homes, businesses and social housing projects across Scotland whose owners have embraced renewables systems and energy efficiency measures, and want to show them off.

On September weekends, 46 of these buildings across Scotland will be throwing open their doors and inviting local people to see what life is like with solar panels, a heat pump or other renewables systems.

Ayrshire homes taking part on September 7 and 8 are located in: Girvan, Dalmellington, Dalrymple, Coylton and Kilmarnock. See http://www.greenhomesopenday.org.uk to find out more.

Anthony Kyriakides, Scottish renewables manager at the Energy Saving Trust said: “The open days are a great way to see renewables systems and energy efficiency measures in action. Anyone who wants to find a building near them that is taking part in the scheme this September should visit http://www.greenhomesopenday.org.uk or call Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282.

“And remember that if you can’t make the September open days, we can easily organise a visit for you at another time of the year, just get in touch with Home Energy Scotland.”

Renewable heat and electricity generating systems – for instance heat pumps, solar panels, micro-wind turbines or biomass boilers – are available for homes of all shapes and sizes and can enable you to make savings while keeping your home energy efficient.