Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Marsh House, designed and built by Julian Marsh in Guardian's top 10 UK Eco homes

We are delighted to hear the Guardian's top 10 UK Eco homes features Marsh House, a local sustainable build situated in the Meadows.

Longstanding NEP board member and local architect Julian Marsh designed and built the property which was once a commercial dwelling called 'The Meat Factory'.

Lots of detail about the energy saving measures in the guardian's article.

Marsh House is the final destination of our Nottingham Green Door tour taking place on 22nd and 26th April.  There are still places available, please call Alison on 0115 985 9057 to book.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Still not seen our Greener Living films?

Our six minute film is a valuable tool at our community events and energy workshops, it has also been played to a slightly larger crowd at 2013 Grand Design LIVE, on the request of MP Ed Davey.  1000's of attendees saw our stick men and NEP customers in action and sharing their experience of the benefits and how the install process was for them.

The film starts off with relatively cheap and quick to install measures, loft and cavity wall insulation.  The application of solid wall insulation is then covered and features accounts from Aspley Super Warm Zone customers.  Next is solar power, and rounding it off is the green tips section.

In short, this short film shows how you can improve the energy efficiency of your home by installing practical measures and following simple green tips.  

Sit down, and take it all in (make sure you turn up the volume) - made by Black Hawk Productions:

Solid wall insulation section only  (this was played as a trailer in the opening week of Bond's Skyfall movie at The Broadway, Nottingham's art house cinema).

Aspley Super Warm Zone Film.  We had a little help from Aspley ward Coucillor, Graham Chapman - made by A Star Media.

Come aboard the NEP Green Door Tour

We have secured DECC funding to host Nottingham’s first Green Open Homes event.  It’s a small event that hopes to encourage and inspire others to invest in energy efficiency measures by seeing practical examples in local homes.

Our events are part of a national network of events taking place in cities and towns all over the country, visit to see others.

These events all have the same aim; to raise awareness and offer practical examples of how to raise the energy efficiency of older properties.

We are running two tours via minibus in Nottingham city. Our hosts own a variety of house types, from a Victorian terrace with solid wall insulation to a state of the art Eco home. Our attendees will see a selection of Nottingham's retrofitted homes all in the space of just a few hours.


  • Tuesday 22nd April 10am - 2pm
  • Saturday 26th 10am - 2pm


  • Solid wall insulation (internal and external)
  • Solar power
  • Biomass
  • Rainwater harvesting and much more


For more information or to book your place please call Alison on 0115 985 9057 or email


Please note there are limited seats available.