We’re planning a day of workshops on the 16th November at Levenshulme Inspire, covering ways to improve your home to save energy, save carbon and save money. Workshops will be themed around Practical Retrofit sessions, a guide to the Retrofit process from Retrofit Experts, and understanding the Energy System and off-grid solar. Full programme details … 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.
Aneaka catches up with Tim from Nottingham to discuss his experience of attending Carbon Co-op’s retrofit training.