Opening those Green Doors

September 02 2014

OVER one weekend in September, several homes across Bishopston and Redland will be showcasing their energy-efficient properties as part of a local initiative to make living spaces "fit for the future".

OVER one weekend in September, several homes across Bishopston and Redland will be showcasing their energy-efficient properties as part of a local initiative to make living spaces "fit for the future".
Bristol Green Doors is supporting those who wish to lead a more sustainable lifestyle by making beneficial changes to their homes and cutting their energy bills.
A terrace of four Victorian properties on Belmont Road will be displaying the external cladding across the rear of their houses, which was fitted as a joint research project to improve energy efficiency.
Redland resident, Lucy Pedlar - who has cut energy use and reduced carbon emissions by 70 percent - will also be showcasing her home on Redland Hill.
Lucy has installed solar panel roofing to provide free electricity and hot water, and loft insulation and under-the-floor heating, to keep the house warm in winter, and cool in the summer. The conservatory has also been constructed using a green oak structure and double-glazed doors.
A highly efficient condensing boiler ensures low demand for heating and hot water, and as a result, the couple’s gas consumption is a third of the national average.
Bristol Green Doors director, Dan Weisselberg, said: “Bristol householders will be sharing tips on the changes that can help make our homes fit for the future.
"More than 100 homes across Bristol have now taken part in Bristol Green Doors, with more and more people looking to make their homes energy smart.”
This year two Bishopston businesses are sponsoring Bristol Green Doors - Ablectrics on Gloucester Road, and Urbane on Zetland Road.
Bristol Green Doors open homes weekend runs from September 13-14. For more information, visit: www.bristolgreendoors.org