A successful 2011 Eco open homes event for Forest of Dean

From the snippets I’ve heard from the organisers the first Transition Forest of Dean and Newent Eco open homes event it was a great success.  We had a good number of people visit Chapel Farm, with high interest in the ground source heat pump, the recycled materials used, the insulation methods and low-emissivity glass.  It was good to be able to share ideas and to hear what others are doing to save money, energy and reduce CO2 emissions.  From sheeps wool insulation to recycled tyre tiles; wind turbines to rain water harvesting, self sufficient gardening and PV panels, it is good to see that there is lots of local knowledge.