Home Energy Training Programme

Sign up today for one of our bespoke training courses - there's something for everyone, no matter what stage you're at. 


It is possible to make radical reductions in home energy usage. Sadly, it's not always a simple or an easy process: technical expertise and planning is required, as well as specialist contractors, affordable finance, confidence, knowledge and patience!

Based on the experience of our members, we've put together this training programme to help others take the short cuts, benefitting from our expertise and the network of building professionals and experts we've built up over the years.

Training sessions from September 2017 to December 2018.

These sessions can be booked separately based on your needs and knowledge, but you may find it useful to work through sessions in a certain order, on the basis of where you are on your retrofit journey.


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Dates/booking links


Be inspired

Beginner's Guide To Retrofit

Weds13th Sep 2017;
Weds 8th Nov 2017;
Weds 10th Jan 2018;
Weds 14th Mar 2018;
Weds 9th May 2018;
Weds 12th Sep 2018;
Weds 14th Nov 2018

Carbon Co-op Office

Plan and research

Principles of Retrofit

Sat 25th Nov 2017;
Sun 13th May 2018;*
Thu 8th & 15th Nov 2018*

Bridge 5 Mill/Carbon Co-op Office

Specialist Training

Ventilation for Retrofit

Thu 16th Nov 2017;
Wed 28th Feb 2018;
Wed 7th Nov 2018

Bridge 5 Mill/Carbon Co-op Office

Heating Controls

Weds 29th Nov 2017

Bridge 5 Mill

Introduction to Off-Grid Power Systems

Sat 11th Nov 2017, Sat 3rd Feb 2018,

Sat 23rd Jun 2018

Sat 20th Oct 2018*

Bridge 5 Mill

Improving Flood Resilience and Energy Efficiency of your Home

Sat 19th May 2018*

Hebden Bridge Town Hall

Draught Proofing for Homeowners

Sat 3rd Feb 2018;

Weds 28th Mar 2018*
Sat 27th Oct 2018

Bridge 5 Mill/Carbon Co-op Office

Make it happen

Routes to Retrofit

Sat 7th/14th Oct 2017;
Sat 10th/24th Mar 2018;

Thu 28th Jun/12th Jul 2018;
Sat 6th/13th Oct 2018

Bridge 5 Mill/Carbon Co-op Office


DIY Retrofit for Homeowners

Sat 28th, Sun 29th April, Sat 12th May 2018;
Sat 10th, Sun 11th, Sat 24th Nov 2018

Bridge 5 Mill

Inspire others

Retrofit Champions

On demand

Carbon Co-op Office

*Note date differs from brochure.

New brochure

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Take a look at the full brochure PDF here.

Course information

Course locations

Carbon Co-op office, c/o URBED, 10 Little Lever Street, Manchester M1 1HR
Bridge 5 Mill, 22a Beswick Street, Manchester, M4 7HR
Directions and access: http://bridge5mill.org.uk/


Each training can be booked via eventbrite http://carboncoop.eventbrite.com Payment is taken at the time of booking. If you want to book direct email info@carbon.coop or call on 0161 408 6492.


We work hard to keep costs affordable and aim to make them accessible to anyone, we therefore offer a limited number of bursaries on all course. Please get in touch for more details via info@carbon.coop

Early bird rates

Book quickly and receive a discount. Early bird rates expire 4 weeks before the course date!

Membership - Join today

Join the growing grassroots energy revolution and by becoming a member, you'll receive a hefty discount on training as well as other opportunities and benefits. Find out more here: www.carbon.coop/join

Professional Services

As well as training we offer a range of professional architectural and consultancy services. Our My Home Energy Planner assessment report identifies where most energy is being lost, which improvements could have the biggest impact and allows you decide what to tackle first.


This training programme has been supported by Ecology Building Society, Green Building Store and Bridge 5 Mill.