EVENTS: Visit a green business, community building or home

There are hundreds of homes, community buildings and businesses across Scotland that have energy saving improvements, and that are open to visitors. This month there are some interesting events and open days coming up:

  • Haldane UK from the Green Network for Businesses is speaking at the Resource Efficient Scotland heating workshop on Wednesday 25 Februarybook here


  • Whiting Bay Village Hall, Arran Friday 27Feb. Part of the Arran Energy Fair – no need to book, and plenty of energy and renewables advice on hand.


  • Visit the Athletes’ Village – built for Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games 2014; followed by The Glasgow House, a pioneering project to design affordable homes with lower energy demands. Tuesday, 3 March book here


  • Visit Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre – innovative recycling facility, with waste to heat energy production, that enables district heating; followed by Ibroxholm Oval, a progressive, energy efficient apartment complex from Lowther Homes.  Tuesday, 3 March book here


  • Visit Cube Housing’s Wyndford Estate – post-war housing scheme retrofitted with district heating system supplied by a gas CHP unit; followed by Glasgow Housing Association Petershill residential stock benefiting from solar PV. Thursday, 5 March book here


  • Visit The Glasgow House – innovative project to design affordable homes with lower energy demands; followed by St Joseph’s Church, which transformed the Cardowan Old School Centre into a sustainable community hub through the installation of energy efficiency measures. Thursday, 5 March book here


  • Fintry Sports Club and Fintry Inn open day (heating technology showcase event). Saturday, 14 Marchbook here

Advisors from Home Energy Scotland will be available for advice.

Green Homes Neteork, Green Network for Business, and Green Network for Social Housing are managed by Energy Saving Trust and can be found on thier website.