Homes for Good 2006:“The best event yet”
06 Apr 2006
Organised by the Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development (STSD), the Homes for Good Exhibition 2006, which took place from 17–19 February at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology, was heralded the “best event yet” by exhibitors.
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Organised by the Somerset Trust for Sustainable Development (STSD), the Homes for Good Exhibition 2006, which took place from 17–19 February at the Somerset College of Arts and Technology, was heralded the “best event yet” by exhibitors. With almost 4,000 visitors, companies exhibiting at the event noted a marked increase in genuine interest, both from professionals enquiring about new sustainable building techniques, and from members of the public embarking on self builds or wanting eco-friendly lifestyle advice. Over 70 exhibitors took part in Homes for Good, travelling from all over the Southwest and beyond, to demonstrate the availability and quality of sustainable materials, eco-friendly construction techniques and soft furnishings such as all natural paints, furniture and flooring. Together with Penney Poyzer, the Queen of Green from BBC 2’s No Waste Like Home programme, the exhibitors voiced the need to ‘build sustainably’ and ‘live sustainably’, the key message of the event. Corina Reay, Homes for Good Co-ordinator, comments, “The popularity of the Homes for Good Exhibition is all the incentive that we need as a charity to continue running the show every year. The quality and diversity of both exhibitors and visitors has always been excellent and we aim to build on the success of this year’s event by having an even greater number of exhibitors, with more demonstrations and presentations, in 2007. Homes for Good is really making a difference to our environment in the south west and further a field.” The STSD conducted a visitor survey during Homes for Good to gauge response to the event. 74% of people that filled in the questionnaire rated the exhibition as either ‘very good’ or ‘excellent’, and over a third of people travelled 50 miles or more to get to the event, illustrating a very keen interest from all over the region. All contributors to the survey left the exhibition intending to take steps to save energy, install renewable energy devices, or increase home waste recycling. For more information about the Homes for Good Exhibition 2006 please contact Corina Reay on: 01458 259400, email: or visit www.sustainablehousing.org.uk. Photo ©: Homes for Good
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