Skip to content
Home » Eco homes

Eco homes

Green Homes Grants

The UK Government is offering a fantastic opportunity for homeowners and landlords looking to go green – the Green Homes Grant – and it’s now been extended until March 2022.

  • Receive up to £5,000 covering up to two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements for owner occupiers or landlords.
  • Receive up to £10,000 covering 100% of the cost of improvements for owner occupiers where a household member receives certain benefits.


At least one primary measure must be installed before being eligible for support towards secondary measures.


Once you have chosen the measures you want installed, contact participating installers to get quotes (multiple quotes are recommended), and then select your installer. You can then apply for your voucher. Work must be completed by 31st March 2022.

Find out more

To find out more about primary and secondary measures, a full summary of the Green Homes Grant, and a list of participating local installers, download our summary below, created by AECOM St Albans volunteers.

Official guidance and more info:


Passivhaus buildings provide a 75% reduction in space heating requirements, compared to standard practice for UK new builds. The Passivhaus standard therefore offers a solid method to help the industry achieve the 80% carbon reductions that are set as a legislative target for the UK Government. 

Sustainable St Albans volunteer Linda, with her husband, commissioned a Passivhaus Plus house and moved in just before lockdown in spring 2020. Linda has produced a document to explain the standard and why they like living in a Passivhaus for the Sustainable St Albans Eco Homes event October 2020.

The latest from the blog: