Carbon Co-op Social – A chance to meet, socialise and learn!

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At our next social we will hear from three households who have recently completed home retrofit works.This is a great chance to ask questions and get to the nitty gritty of what it’s like to research and commission home retrofit works. Find out how these households have dealt with finding trades people, making decisions and completing the works.

Booking is essential and can be made here:

The households

John and Pauline have retrofitted their 1930’s semi to EnerPHit standards, with very high levels of airtightness, EWI, triple glazing and MVHR. A driving concern has been the creation of a demonstration project to tackle climate change in old houses, and to convert the house to make it suitable for their retirement.  They will continue to record energy usages, temperature and humidity and will make the data available to interested parties.

Julian is towards the end of a retrofit of a Victorian semi tackling internal wall insulation, room in the roof and underfloor insulation, new triple glazed windows, and new heating and ventilation. See more here:

Alan and Monica have just completed a full refurbishment of their house which has included a number of measures to reduce energy consumption, make the house more thermally efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. They have employed experienced contractors, but not ones that are specialists in those particular areas. After a lot of consideration Alan and Monica decided not to go for EWI or MVHR and this was based on positive decisions around their home use patterns and desires, rather than due to finance.


  •     6:45pm – Arrival
  •     7:00pm – Dinner and socialising
  •     7:45pm – Householder introductions and presentations
  •     8:30pm – Q&A and discussion
  •     9:00pm – End

Who: All welcome!

Cost: Free

Additional info

  •     The nearest bike stand is outside.
  •     Nexus is 2 mins walk from Piccadilly Gardens with numerous buses and trams stop, 6 mins walk from Manchester Piccadilly station, and 11 mins walk from Manchester Victoria station.
  •     Nearby on street parking is pay and display.
  •     A vegetarian meal will be available.