Sustainable Energy Renovations – Homeowners in Drenthe hold Open House
Small groups were invited in to hear the why, where, how and who. Personal motivation, technical aspects, challenges and financing options all passed the review. One interesting fact that surfaced during discussions with these hospitable homeowners was that during their own retrofitting journey contractors played an important role regarding advice and suitable measures. However, such advice was often outdated - the sector is not always aware of the latest technological developments.
Open House in Drenthe - Energy renovation 'ambassadors' share their customer journey stories
Nationwide Open House Route
As social awareness for sustainable home living raises the need for examples and impartial information, what better way than to let homeowners tell their own renovation story. During the Nationale Duurzame Huizen Route (DZHR), a nation-wide Open House Route for energy retrofitted houses, more than 1,800 homeowners share their personal experiences. Some by telling their stories on the website, with short movies, others open their home to showcase their retrofit measures.
Collaboration & communication
Stronghouse partners from the Province of Drenthe and the Drents Energieloket project collaborate closely with the 12 municipalities in Drenthe (including Noordenveld) to communicate the various aspects and possibilities in terms of retrofit and energy efficiency to their citizens.
During the pandemic the Open Sustainable House Route was held online, but now the doors are open again and participating homeowners proudly share their stories with neighbours and like-minded people in the area who are looking for inspiration and practical advice. This peer-to-peer ‘show-and-tell’ approach, with authentic accounts, has proved very effective.
Take a look here and meet a couple of these welcoming retrofit ‘energizers’.