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
Hosted by Carbon Co-op and Energy Democracy Greater Manchester, the Great Energy Escape panel discussion saw forty people assemble on a wet cold Monday evening in November to discuss the opportunities and challenges of the energy system transition in the context of energy democracy. As well as this blog post you may want to read … Read more