Inspired by Jenny, I am journeying across Sheffield this Wednesday and Thursday to get to as many Green Open Homes as possible!
On Wednesday 23rd I’ll start off at 11am at Shirebrook Road. I highly recommend this as John designed the new build himself and there are many impressive features in the house. It’s definitely worth going to. Tours can be booked here http://tinyurl.com/omu4oag
Then I’ll head to the South Yorkshire Energy Centre in Heeley. I hope to see the models demonstrating how renewable energy works. Of course it also has many features that different homes can learn from to insulate their own.
After that, I’ll head off to Green Directions in Stannington for a tour at 3.30pm. The house itself has been transformed from a stable to a comfortable home and there are extensive insulation measures. The most interesting thing about Green Directions is that it has two wind turbines on the site.
On Thursday 24th, I’ll start at 11am again but on Stainton Road. This Victorian house (built in 1890) has partly done internal insulation and is planning to have external insulation in the other areas of the house.
Then I’ll head to Springvale Road for 12pm. The house here is undergoing the process of green re-furbishments. It will be a nice place to see the “before and after”. Then I’ll get a bus to Albert Road at 1.30pm for their tour. It is also a very typical example of how insulation in Victorian houses can be done as well as the installation of Solar PV.
Lastly, I’ll take the number 47 bus and head to Burngreave to visit the Housing co-op on Barnsley Road. The tour starts at 4pm. The special thing about the house is that it has got underground heating in the toilet!
I’ll then call it a day phew, it will really be a rush… but it can be done and I encourage you to try a tour of your own. Book online at http://sheffield.greenopenhomes.net