New release: Retrofit for All Toolkit

We have released a practical toolkit to help funded energy efficiency schemes become more people-centered. This toolkit experiments with changing one aspect of energy efficiency scheme delivery in an attempt to shift culture. We explore what happens if we turn our approach to designing retrofit schemes on its head. Rather than working to the needs … Read more

Now Booking: Eco Renovation for Builders – March 2021

This new, unique course brings together theory and practical experience and it digs into how to apply building physics to the messy reality retrofit. The content, delivered virtually via Zoom, focuses on fabric work that will be needed to buildings that regulation Part L applies to, in order to reduce their carbon emissions. For course … Read more

NOW BOOKING: The Importance of Ventilation Level 1 & 2

Builder drilling core drill for vent inlet.

We spend 90% of our lives inside buildings (probably 95% now, due to the pandemic) and yet the indoor air quality is often poor. As building professionals and homeowners we continue to improve the airtightness of our buildings, however, we need to ensure that the quality of indoor air is maintained for our health and … Read more

Green Homes Grant Homeowner Briefing

The Green Homes Grant has created a buzz in the world of retrofit. We’ve been inundated with questions about the scheme, so here’s our view. Proceed with caution, with research into measures and installers. As part of a wider whole house approach it could be a good funding opportunity for you. It’s hard for us … Read more

Covid-19 and self-employed workers in the green industry

Green sector self-employed workers call on the government to take a fair approach and support all workers through the Covid-19 crisis.  As the Covid-19 pandemic takes hold many in the small scale building and renewable energy sector are concerned about their future work prospects and the lack of government support for those in this industry.  … Read more

Exclusive AECB Membership Offer

Carbon Co-op has signed up for another year of AECB (Association for Environment Conscious Building) membership, enabling all Carbon Co-op members complimentary access to the AECB membership. The AECB is the UK’s largest sustainable building community. With AECB membership you can access AECB training courses, gain free access to an extensive knowledge library, engage in … Read more