This autumn social saw members get together for an informative and enjoyable evening at Leaf on Portland St.
We heard from three very different households who have recently completed (or almost completed!) their retrofits, and were inspired by each...
Post date: October 6, 2017
Matt reports back from the EcoHome Lab field trip.
We first met Mike Wilson in 2016 at an EcoHome Lab meetup session '...
Post date: August 9, 2017
With April showers and glorious afternoon sunshine, we celebrated our community, learnt about justice issues and got involved with hands on workshops.
The atmosphere at Hulme Community Garden Centre was really something special. Images speak louder...
Post date: May 26, 2017
Insights from the DIY retrofit for homeowners’ course, 6th, 7th and 20th May 2017, by Kate Simpson.
Feeling energised, on the train home from my third day of training in DIY retrofit for homeowners in Manchester. Led by the Dan Chaplin, director of...
Post date: May 26, 2017
Works are complete at the Tait's home in Chorlton South Manchester as another member achieves their whole house retrofit ambitions.
Julian and Sophie were part of our original cohort for the Community Green Deal programme. However, issues...
Post date: February 17, 2017
Winter, and especially the months after Christmas feel like a good time to look back on the past year's progress and to look ahead. This year, Carbon Co-op Project Manager, Jonathan Atkinson, has taken part in a couple of events; the 'Community...
Post date: February 16, 2017
It felt a bit quieter this time but still interesting with some hands on work and presentations about emonCMS dashboards, how energuy monitoring changed my :p and MyHomeEnergyPlanner, the tool for house assessments we are developing in CarbonCoop.
Post date: November 17, 2016
Another busy busy busy EcoHomeLab.
Many things happened this time: not only we had to carry on working on the HomeEnergyMonitors that some people started building in September's session, there was also some troubleshooting needed, a video recording...
Post date: November 2, 2016
Loaded with soldering irons, electronic components, tools and pure clean ready to go printed boards we got into our mission: build our own Home Energy Monitor systems.
Again, time goes by and I don't take into my blogging role, but everybody in...
Post date: October 7, 2016
Sorry, sorry, sorry... I know, next EcoHomeLab is this week and I am posting the blog of the previous one now. My excuse: I went on holidays the day after the session and despite I tried to write it I didn't finished before I was off. Anyway here it is....
Post date: September 6, 2016
Last EcoHomeLab was on the 9th of June at MadLab, second Thursday of the month as always. Mix of topics this time, lots of interesting information, discussion and some deep techyness ;)
We were seven people, six...
Post date: June 17, 2016
To paraphrase the great Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Climate Change is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is....
Post date: March 24, 2016
In 2015, we commissioned a series of profiles, short videos that looked at the different ways Carbon Co-op members have chosen to improve their homes. From a full scale, whole house retrofit to an iterative approach over many years. From completely DIY to...
Post date: December 22, 2015
EcoHome Lab launched this weekend (19th/20th April 2013) with two fascinating and involving events taking place at MadLab in Manchester. These sessions were part of...
Post date: April 22, 2013
Many thanks to everyone who came along on the Carbon Co-op Eco House bus tour on Saturday 16th March 2013 and of course to all the householders who...
Post date: March 18, 2013