Talking Windows with Green Building Store

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Aneaka puts member questions about windows to Chris Herring, Director of Green Building Store. Topics covered include: (0:00:30) – Introduction to Green Building Store (0:03:30) – Cost/Benefit of triple glazing (0:11:20) – Triple glazing and acoustics (0:16:48) – Window sizing (0:20:00) – Window opening patterns and energy performance (0:23:48) – Incorporating stain glass (0:24:40) – … Read more

Providers, Protectors and Promoters – the roles of third sector organisations in domestic retrofit policy delivery

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This is a guest blog from Rebecca Ince, an academic researcher at the University of Birmingham. She has a long term interest in energy efficiency, retrofit and third sector organisations and she also used to work in the construction industry. Rebecca spoke at our Energy Efficiency in Your Community event held with Community Energy England … Read more

Carbon Co-op co-organises a National Community Energy and Energy Efficiency event

Attendees listening to a presentation by Carlos of Carbon Co-op

On 19th April 2018 in Birmingham, Community Energy England and Carbon Co-op hosted a full day of talks on the role that energy efficiency projects could play in community energy activities. Community energy practitioners from across England, expert contractors and representatives from Local Authorities came together to discuss the potential for new business models that … Read more

Carbon Co-op at the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Green Summit

Carbon Co-op project manager Jonathan Atkinson speaking at the Mayor's Green Summit

Jonathan Atkinson, Project Manager at Carbon Co-op was asked to present at GM Mayor, Andy Burnham’s Green Summit in March 2018 and used the opportunity to highlight the need for a just transition. Carbon Co-op have been involved in the summit as part of the planning group and have also hosted and contributed to a … Read more

Community Energy and Energy Efficiency – where next?

Though energy efficiency has always been seen as the ‘ugly duckling’ of the Community Energy sector, with groups often finding it easier to focus on renewable generation, changing government policy and the desire to find new viable business models has led to a renewed interest in retrofit and demand reduction. Ahead of an event in … Read more