An initiative to encourage home owners to make energy saving improvements to their properties by showing them what others in their community have done has been launched., writes Utility Week.
The Green Open Homes Network has been launched by the Centre for Sustainable Energy, in partnership with Bristol Green Doors with funding from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc).
The network is offering free resources, advice, and an online hub to help local groups prepare and publicise events.
As part of the launch, the Centre for Sustainable Energy is running a competition to award grants of up to £20,000 and expert support to groups wanting to run a new green open homes event.
The funding will be allocated to winning entries from a pot on a first come first served basis, and events need to take place before the end of May 2014.
The application deadline for the first funding round is 30 September, but there will be another round of winners announced on 20 December.