Environment champions to open their doors to eco homes in Highgate and Muswell Hill
Champions of green “super-homes” are encouraging people to take a leaf out of their book by inviting the public to look around their environmentally-friendly houses this weekend.
Twelve households in and around Highgate will open their doors on Sunday to show how they have reduced their carbon footprint and pass on energy tips.
Among those hoping to inspire is renewable energy writer Jackie Jones, who turned her 1980s four-storey home in Duke’s Head Yard, Highgate Village, into an energy-saving paradise.
Measures include installing 11 solar panels on the roof and buying a solar-powered television.
“It just seemed to make sense to do it,” she said. “I was the editor of a renewable energy magazine for 12 years so I tend to be quite energy focused.”
You may also want to watch:
Lucy Craig and her husband Gordon transformed their 1980s three-bedroom home in Yewtree Close, Muswell Hill.
It is part of a sustainable homes weekend of events put on by the Highgate Society. Talks and exhibitions will take place at a conference at Channing School, The Bank, Highgate, on Saturday between 11am and 4.30pm, while the 12 environmentally-friendly homes will open on Sunday.
- 1 Northern Line tube 'assault': CCTV images released of two women
- 2 Golders Green Hippodrome sold as Islamic centre plan abandoned
- 3 Best friends: Meet the man and his cat exploring London on a bike
- 4 Hundreds gather on Primrose Hill to mourn Nicole Hurley
- 5 Jailed: Man who murdered friend Jack Ampadu in Kentish Town
- 6 Hampstead Miss Universe GB finalist champions mixed-heritage representation
- 7 Primrose Hill candlelight vigil to celebrate life of Nicole Hurley
- 8 Hundreds arrested after police crackdown on county lines
- 9 Gravestone is a reminder that slavery left its mark in north London
- 10 Top spooky Halloween events in Hampstead and Highgate
n For details and to book a visit, go to 21stcenturyhomes.org.uk.