Carbon Co-op tour - Community Energy Fortnight

Community Energy Fortnight - Carbon Co-op tour

The Big Red Bus Tour of Green Houses is an opportunity to visit homes that have made radical reductions in energy bills and carbon emissions.

Everything from solar PV panels and biomass boilers to external wall insulation and triple glazed windows.

On the tour you'll visit three householders around Greater Manchester who retrofitted their houses as well as getting the chance to meet other people on the tour interested in making improvements to their homes.

Carbon Co-op January Social

Levenshulme takes on energy efficiency retrofit and community energy!

This January we will be meeting in Levenshulme where the support for community energy and retrofit is growing. Joining us will be by Ed Cox (IPPR North) to discuss the potential for community energy in Levenshulme, and two Levenshulme based members Lorenza and Sarah who have taken a phased approach to whole-house retrofit.

Back to school - new Carbon Co-op training programme 2017/18 launched!

We've spent a lot of time recently thinking about how we can support you to improve the fabric of your homes and replicate the example of householders who have already made large scale reductions in their home energy use.

So we've put together a brand new 2017-2018 Training Programme to help you take the short cuts, benefiting from our expertise and vast network of specialist retrofit building professionals.

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 Info Night: Financing Retrofit

As those planning to retrofit will know, it's difficult find to appropriate, affordable finance. With a lack of low cost financing and 'payback' being tricky to calculate, securing finance is often a key barrier. Carbon Co-op have invited finance specialists to help us explore ways forward...

WHAT: Carbon Co-op Info Night
WHEN: Tue 28th Feb 2017, 18:30 - 21:00
WHERE: Room G4, Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
COST: Free

Retrofit Advocacy: inspire your community to retrofit

Are you passionate about our need to reduce carbon emissions, live in warm and healthy homes and reduce fuel fuel bills? This Carbon Literarcy accredited course may be for you.

DIY Retrofit for Homeowners

A hands on course covering DIY retrofit. Designed to give homeowners an insight into carrying out thermal performance improvement works on their own homes.

Sat 12th, Sun 13th, Sat 19th November 2016

Routes to Retrofit Seminars - Spring 2016

Are you feeling the cold, want to make energy efficiency improvements on your home but confused about how to go about it?

Luckily, this spring we are running another series of seminars in Manchester for householders on Planning and Delivering Energy Efficiency Retrofit works.

Carbon Co-op January Social

Come and join us for brunch at Honest Coffee, an exciting new creative space in Salford.

WHEN: 10:30am – 1pm, Sat 30th Jan
WHERE: Honest Coffee, 77-79 Chapel Street Salford, M35BZ
COST: Members FREE, Non-Members £1 on the door, Children FREE

Green Open Homes

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Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Green Open Homes weekend on 12/13th September. There were dozens of homes, tow bus tours and the Retrofit Hub with workshops and lunch at Hulme Community Garden Centre.