In late April we were fortunate to host Prof. Tom Woolley (architect and natural building pioneer) for a practical workshop on using hempcrete/hemplime for construction and retrofit insulation. Here, Matt Fawcett shares some of tips and learning from the session and outlines why it makes such an excellent low carbon building material. So what exactly … Read more
In November 2018, the Carbon Co-op held its first hack lab. Organised in collaboration with UCL anthropologist Hannah Knox and community business practitioner Britt Jurgensen, the hack lab was designed to bring together people with diverse perspectives on a changing energy system to explore how to make the energy system more equitable.
Aneaka Kellay takes a look at the challenges faced by those seeking to find the right retrofit builder, alongside what Carbon Co-op is working on to overcome these – including hosting the upcoming Routes to Retrofit course which empowers householders to understand and navigate the construction industry.
Aneaka catches up with Tim from Nottingham to discuss his experience of attending Carbon Co-op’s retrofit training.
On Monday 19th February 2018, The Mayor’s Green Summit Listening Event on domestic housing retrofit organised by Carbon Co-op, took place at Churchgate House with 27 attendees drawn from householders, supply chain companies and support organisations from around Greater Manchester. About the event The aim was to come up with a set of recommendations on … Read more