Community Green Deal Case Study released

Carbon Co-op has pioneered a way of supporting homeowners to invest in making their homes warmer and more comfortable – while reducing their energy use by around half, in line with Greater Manchester’s climate goals.

Carbon Co-op featured in Big Issue in the North

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Two members, Rob Jones and Dom McCann, were featured in a report by Big Issue in the North on the Community Green Deal retrofit pioneers programme. 

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester...

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Re-posted from Platform, the everyday portal for sharing knowledge and intelligence on sustainability across Greater Manchester. (

Guardian video

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The Guardian came to interview us about our recent Community Green Deal retrofit work and made this video which features Charlie and Jonathan from Carbon Co-op and Retrofit pioneer and member Eddie Sheehy. The Carbon Co-op segment is part of a longer piece on Community Energy groups in the UK.

Scaffolding coming down

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Scaffolding is now down on all of the first nine homes in the Community Green Deal programme. Here's some pictures of the homes - we'll be spending some time getting proper photos and documentation as well as feedback from householders.

Community Green Deal begins


Our delayed Community Green Deal programme kicked off in January with 12 homes receiving a whole house retrofit. It's a unique and ambitious project with average works costs of £40,500 per household and total carbon savings of 1,150 tonnes across the lifetime of the programme.

Greening Campaign organise Green Deal event for communities

Carbon Co-op is speaking about our Community Green Deal programme at an information and training event on Green Deal organised by the Greening Campaign.

This free event is targetted towards community leaders, green groups and landlords and is an introduction to Green Deal's relevance to community organisations.

Carbon Co-op meets Ed Davey

Carbon Co-op yesterday made a presentation on our retrofit model to Ed Davey MP, Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Ed was in Manchester to review the eco-credentials of the new Town Hall development.

Community Green Deal

Community Green Deal

Many thanks to everyone who made it along last Wednesday (26th September) to Manchester Town Hall for the launch of Carbon Co-op's DECC-funded Community Green Deal programme.

The event included presentations on whole house retrofit works, assessment methods and the way forward for Green Deal and included a discussion session from attendees on the barriers to take up of energy efficiency measures.

Community Green Deal comes to Greater Manchester

Carbon Co-op and Manchester City Council launch £250,000 GM Go Early Green Deal pilot at Manchester Town Hall.

6:30-8pm, Wednesday, September 26, 2012
FREE EVENT: limited spaces, book here:

Representative from Manchester City Council (TBC)
Charlie Baker, URBED, co-author of Greater Manchester Retrofit Strategy
Jonathan Atkinson, Carbon Co-op