Profile your home's energy performance

In order to improve your home's energy usage it's essential to understand how you currently use energy and which measures will help reduce that figure. Delivered by assessment experts, our householder energy survey profiles your home in detail. Carbon Co-op offer household energy surveys, enabling residents to get detailed technical information about their home's energy performance with the aim of reducing bills and emissions by up to 80%.

'Ask the expert' web conferences

Once a month, we put your household energy efficiency questions to specialists, architects and engineers. The sessions are streamed live and videos archived for later viewing. Just one of the benefits open exclusively to Carbon Co-op members. For more information and to sign up for Carbon Co-op visit our membership page:

Ecohome lab - launch workshop, build day & first meet up


Carbon Co-op have been working with OpenEnergyMonitors to develop tools to help our members take greater control of their homes.

We've now set up Ecohome Labs, a project to further develop, test and experiment with these and similar technologies. If you're interested in getting involved in the project, you may want to attend one of the upcoming events:

BOOK NOW: Carbon Co-op Community Renewables Seminar

On Thursday 6th September 2012, Carbon Co-op is hosting a community renewables supply chain seminar for local groups and suppliers as part of the Generating Success programme.

- 1.15pm to 5pm, 6th September at Hat Works, Stockport
- Lunch provided, seminar starts at 2pm.
- £5 attendance fee. Spaces are limited.
- Book online

People’s Republic of Energy press launch

A new ‘country’ had its flag unveiled at a ceremony in Piccadilly Gardens on Wednesday 23rd November.

The President of 'The People’s Republic of Energy' – a radical new energy campaign – spoke to his citizens from a recycled soap-box, before his officials unfurled the brand new nation’s flag to the people of Manchester. Their mission – to place the control of the UK’s energy in the hands of its people – is the idea of the Greater Manchester Carbon Co-op who are urging Mancunians to vote for them in a major national competition.

Vote now for the People’s Republic of Energy!

The People’s Republic of Energy is Carbon Co-op’s entry into energyshare, a competition to win £100,000.

You can vote for us here:
Closing date is 5pm, Saturday 3rd December 2011

Carbon Co-op – Inaugrual Members Meeting

On 11th June 2011, prospective members gathered for the Carbon Co-op’s inaugural meeting at Zion Arts Centre, Hulme, South Manchester. The day long session outlined the ground work carried out over the past three years as well as plans for the future such as an investment co-operative and retro-fit programme.

Carbon Coop’s EnergyShare application

Please support the Carbon Coop’s application to EnergyShare – it just takes a few minutes!

We are very excited to announce the Carbon Coop’s submission to the innovative Energyshare programme and I am writing to ask for your support, by voting for our bid, to help us start putting co-operatively owned solar panels on our City’s roofs.

The Carbon Co-op is hoping to secure support and funding (up to £100,000) through the programme.

Fuelling Manchester #5 – May 2011

Carbon Co-op have been collaborating with Kindling Trust to run a series of networking sessions for community renewables in Greater Manchester entitled, Fuelling Manchester. The events are purely social and the next one takes place on Thursday 26th May 2011.

This fifth gathering is for all those of us involved in community renewable projects, be that: water turbine co-operatives; bio-mass and woodland management enterprises; waste-to-energy projects, solar energy collectives or those involved in community-focused.

Carbon Co-op Moss Side Tour and Workshop

Save energy – cut bills – help the environment

In March 2010 The Carbon Co-op launched its Moss Side project with the Carbon Co-op Manual offering advice on saving energy in the home. Now we’re inviting you to take the next steps by joining us for a free workshop and tour of local green projects.