Open Eco-homes - 12/13 September 2015

Open Eco-homes

Our latest Green Open Home weekend features bus tours and opportunities to visit a huge range of energy efficient houses around Greater Manchester and beyond as well as workshops and a networking lunch at our retrofit 'hub'.

Reducing Household Energy: Together We Can!

Do you live in the Broughton or East Salford? Would you like to reduce your make savings in home energy bills, improve the comfort of your home and help the environment? As part of the Irwell Valley Sustainable Communities Project, Carbon Co-op is offering a free package of help and advice to ten Community Champions in East Salford.

Carbon Co-op - Greater Manchester Open Eco-Home weekend - Spring 2015

Bus tour

The weekend features bus tours and opportunities to visit a variety of eco-homes around the city region as well as workshops and a networking lunch at our retrofit 'hub'.

Eco-homes wanted for open homes weekend - Spring 2015

We are looking for eco-home owners keen to show off their energy efficiency improvements, to inspire and enable others to follow their example. If you are interested in opening your home email us:

As part of the UK-wide Open Homes Network, Carbon Co-op is running another open homes weekend in Greater Manchester and beyond.

Carbon Co-op featured in Big Issue in the North

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. 

Authored by Sarah Roe and published in the week commencing 2nd January 2015, the article profiles their experiences of retrofit improvements and the difference these have made to their homes.

Deep retrofit comes to Greater Manchester...

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

Guardian video

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.

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%.

Householders seminars - Planning and Delivering Your Retrofit Works


Planning and Delivering Energy Efficiency Retrofit works for householders

WHAT: Planning on an eco-home make over to reduce energy bills and do your bit for the environment? Confused about what to prioritise, which professionals to appoint and how to approach contractors?

Scaffolding coming down

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.