Course tutors

Aneaka Kellay Carbon Co-op

Has over ten years of experience working in environmental organisations, co-operatives and has a masters in Environmental Politics. She is experienced in hosting workshops, facilitation and community engagement. Aneaka is currently working to maintain and grow Carbon Co-op’s community of peer learning and support.

Jonathan Atkinson Carbon Co-op

With a background in environmental science and investigative research, Jonathan is one of the co-founders of Carbon Co-op. He has over ten years of experience of working with householders to help them understand and overcome the key barriers to commissioning and carrying out domestic retrofit works.

Ben Aylott Carbon Co-op

Works in the areas of energy systems, he has a masters in Solar Energy Engineering from the European Solar Engineering School and experience in designing and building real world off-grid power systems in a variety of contexts.

Emma Greenshaw Cumbria Action for Sustainability

Emma has 20 years’ experience in the environmental sector including several years as environmental manager in the construction industry. Emma currently advises on renewable energy schemes, energy audits and ef ciency in community buildings, and is author of ‘Re tting your home to cope better with  flooding’ and an online retro tting tool.

Helen Grimshaw URBED

A Sustainability Consultant at URBED, she previously worked for charity the Centre for Sustainable Energy. With a background in human geography, Helen is interested in the intersection between people and technical systems, how technical information is communicated to and understood by everyday users. She is experienced in householder and community engagement, energy advice, fuel poverty and volunteer management.

Julian Tomlin Consultant

Has worked in the area of built environment and sustainability for over four years. Is a board member of Carbon Co-op, and was a member of Sustainable Living in the Heatons from 2013-16. Previous to this worked as an arts manager, a cultural engagement consultant, with an earlier career as a curator, and exhibitions organiser.

Bill Taylor Taylor Armitt Consulting

Has been working in affordable housing for over 30 years with quali cations in Town & Country Planning and Housing Policy, he has held development and asset management roles in several housing associations, where he developed an interest in co-operative housing and social enterprise. He formed his own consultancy in 2009 and focuses on enabling energy ef cient improvement of housing.

Dan Chaplin Think Building Energy

Has more than 10 years of experience in domestic refurbishment and retro t, with a proven track record of delivering quality, award winning buildings. Having worked in a variety of roles, from operational site work through to project management and technical specification he has strong insight into all aspects of the subject. Dan has a particular interest in the risks that exist around retro t and has worked with Leeds Beckett University on this.

Marianne Heaslip URBED

A chartered architect with interests in urban design, sustainability and participative design. She holds an MSc in Advanced Environment and Energy Studies from the Centre
for Alternative Technology, and is a Certi ed Passive House Designer. She worked on pioneering TSB ‘Retro t for the Future’ projects with the lessons learned through this work applied in her role on the Carbon Coop’s retro t ‘Community Green Deal’ programme.