Lewes Eco Open Houses

Lewes Eco Open houses started back in 2008 as an event promoting low carbon lifestyles by opening to the public a selection of local ‘Eco Houses’ over one or two weekends. These are real households achieving super low energy use, committed to sustainable living. Since 2008 we have opened over thirty Eco Houses.

At the moment there are no plans for new events but the site remains a reference point for case studies and practical advice. We hope you'll find it useful.

In 2016 we opened on the weekends of 15/16 and 22/23 October 2016, with 13 houses, 7 of which were new to the event opening for the first time. This included some exciting new builds, including a PassivHaus, and some extensive and elegant refurbishments of existing houses.

If you click the link to the brochure in the top left corner you will be able to get a good overview.

What can you learn?

    • How to cut bills and CO2 emissions by up to 90%
    • Making your house more energy efficient and comfortable
    • Local Professionals/Architects/Installers
    • Green technology–heat pumps/ biomass boilers/ solar panels/ super insulation
    • Sustainable lifestyles – vegetable growing, rainwater harvesting, natural materials
    • What works best/cheapest/what failed!
    • Ingenious ideas to use at home
    • Grants and Low cost/ No cost measures
    • Case studies for each house, giving technical details and contacts for professionals