Free whole house retrofit surveys available now

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Carbon Co-op are offering 20 household energy surveys free of charge, 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%.

A detailed architectural survey carried out by our award winning retrofit consultants will clearly outline specific packages of improvements that your house or flat needs to reduce fuel bills and carbon emissions, saving you money as well as helping the environment.

Carbon Co-op have received funding to work with specialists URBED Co-op to develop and deliver a standard household energy assessment. We’re looking for 20 households to pioneer our approach before rolling it out city-wide.

What you’ll get: 

  • An detailed technical understanding of how you use energy in your house and where you can make improvements
  • An in depth report you can pass to builders and contractors outlining the measures your house needs to meet 80& reduction, 2050 energy efficiency standards
  • A cost benefit analysis of these measures outlining what will pay off and how much will it cost

What you need to do:

  • Fill in this form CC_assessment_application_form and return to no later than midday on Tuesday 21st February 2012


  • You will need to be available for a house visit, preferably during the day between Thursday 23rd February and Thursday 1st March 2012
  • You need to live in the Greater Manchester area (though we are not strictly limited by boundaries)

Households will be selected on the basis of a mixture of housing type and location and first come first served.

About Carbon Co-op Carbon Co-op is a member-owned and run organisation that enables its members to work together to reduce household energy emissions. By deploying the leading expertise on energy efficiency and retrofit we enable our members to collectively reduce their carbon emissions, save money on fuel bills and address the causes of climate change. More info here:

About URBED URBED are an urban design co-operative based in Manchester, UK. In 2010, URBED co-authoured a report for the SHAP consortia of housing associations, examining the capacity for a community-led approach to Green Deal.

More detail can be found here:

URBED’s Retrofit for the Future submissions in Rochdale and Wakefield were nominated for and won a number of awards:

URBED have also been commissioned by the Greater Manchester Retrofit panel to examine the wider strategic opportunities for retrofit in the city region:

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 16th, 2012 at 4:31 pm