Green Open Homes national hub goes live

Interactive website for event organisers and visitors

30 September 2013

The website at the heart of the new Green Open Homes network went live today, creating an online hub for low carbon open homes events.

GreenOpenHomes.net provides a searchable directory of open homes events across the country, where organisers can upload the details of their event to a national audience.

Creating a decent website for a complicated event can be a hassle for a community group, so GreenOpenHomes.net provides a simple online template that organisers can fill in to create a free event mini-site with all the information their visitors will need. They can record the details of all their participating homes to generate an interactive map, and create a page about each property, which can include opening times, details of its energy saving improvements, a message from the householder or whatever they like!

If your event already has its own website and you don’t want to duplicate it, you can still make a listing in the directory to get some wider publicity.

GreenOpenHomes.net isn’t just a directory – there are also around 20 resources to help community groups start up and run an open homes event, including advice about insurance, marketing, project planning, and template guidance for volunteers and open home hosts. The resource section draws on the wisdom and experience of the Centre for Sustainable Energy’s community energy team, and Bristol Green Doors, a local group which has become a national leader in running green open homes events.

Have a look and try it out: GreenOpenHomes.net

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