EcoHomeLab – June 2016

Last EcoHomeLab was on the 9th of June at MadLab, second Thursday of the month as always. Mix of topics this time, lots of interesting information, discussion and some deep techyness 😉 We were seven people, six usual suspects and Laura who has recently joined the Carbon Coop to deal with our communications. Big welcome … Read more

Beyond Paris – how can energy efficiency co-operatives contribute to achieving 2050 targets?

To paraphrase the great Douglas Adams, author of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Climate Change is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. It's so big that new evidence suggests many of us don't even talk about it any more (http://www.climateconviction.org). Which may be something of a barrier … Read more

Retrofit stories

In 2015, we commissioned a series of profiles, short videos that looked at the different ways Carbon Co-op members have chosen to improve their homes. From a full scale, whole house retrofit to an iterative approach over many years. From completely DIY to a fully managed and Carbon Co-op procured model. Each video looks at … Read more

EcoHome Lab – launch and build workshop report

EcoHome Lab launched this weekend (19th/20th April 2013) with two fascinating and involving events taking place at MadLab in Manchester. These sessions were part of Carbon Co-op's new project to assist householders in taking greater control of their homes through use of open source tools. The weekend started on Friday evening with Matt Fawcett of … Read more