People Powered Retrofit - a householder-centred approach to energy efficiency

A partnership led by Carbon Co-op and URBED has been successful in securing £186,000 of funding from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run ‘People Powered Retrofit’. The project is a six-month research and development project exploring the potential for a householder-led approach to domestic energy efficiency retrofit in Greater Manchester.

Building on our track record, we will tackle many of the key barriers that home owners face in commissioning retrofit,  including lack of appropriate contractors and concerns around the quality of works. The project will help inform our business model for householder-centred retrofit services. It will take a new, more localised approach to creating a market for energy efficiency. Dependent on departmental funding, the R&D project could lead to a further two years of delivery in and around the city region.

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Carbon Co-op Info Night: Heating and Ventilation

Many of our members have questions about heating systems and ventilation - what works? What is suitable for different house types? How do heating systems and ventilation interact?

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  • Author– Aneaka
  • Date— November 23, 2018
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Hacking the Future of Energy

We're looking for individuals and teams with ideas, passion and enthusiasm to particiapte in our 'Hacking the Future of Energy' event this November in Manchester, competing to win £2,000 of grant funding. The deadline for applications is Monday 15th October so get your ideas in now!

  • 2nd-4th November (Friday evening, Saturday daytime, Sunday morning and early afternoon)
  • Bridge 5 Mill (22A Beswick St, Manchester M4 7HR)
  • Ages 16+
  • Participation is Free

Are you a technology developers, social innovators or social scientists? We're looking for innovators to propose new technology, ideas and business models to make our energy system fairer and more equitable. As an incentive, the winning team will receive a £2,000 prize and opportunities to develop a business case and pitch to funders.

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