On Wednesday 19th of April we gathered at Todmorden College for the third workshop in this series to talk about the relationship between retrofit and making our homes more able to withstand and recover from flooding events. Our colleague Helen took the group of attendees through the various building-level impacts of flooding, in particular the … Read more
On a snowy Saturday morning in Todmorden, residents got together to learn how to make their homes more airtight! The session hosted by Carbon Co-op, is the second of a four-part series of workshops as a part of Retrofit Calderdale. We started off by spending some time navigating our way through the relationship between draughtproofing … Read more
Eco Homes Retrofit for a Climate Emergency! A day of workshops on Saturday 7TH MARCH 2020 at Levenshulme Inspire on all aspects of improving your home to save energy, save carbon and save money. Open to all, a day of workshops for everyone improving homes to save energy, save carbon and save money. Tickets priced … Read more
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.