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Lorenza and Paul – Green Open Home – 2018

30/09/2018, 10:30 am11:30 am

Lorenza and Paul are opening their home as a part of Carbon Co-op’s Green Open Homes Weekend, 29th and 30th September 2018.

This home is unique in taking a staged approach to retrofit. Lorenza and Paul have balanced raising a young child and limited time and money, with their desire to improve their home.

Watch a short video about this home: https://vimeo.com/142238564

Energy efficiency measures installed:

  • Roof fully insulated (2010)

  • New highly efficient Worcester combi boiler (installed 2009)

  • Cavity insulation with Manchester City Council scheme (2010)

  • Rigid Insulation behind external wall timber panelling, front and back (2010)

  • FSC insulated external doors (2014)

  • FSC timber triple glazed windows, tilt and turn (2014)

  • Conscious change and monitoring of occupants’ behaviour

Lorenza and Paul think you should visit their home because:

Our home is a 1960s midterrace, 2bed. We have been approaching and implementing a staged retrofit since 2009, doing work when we have available funds. The measures we have implemented are making a real change to energy savings (money and carbon), so doing a retrofit over a period of time without an initial large lump sum of money is possible.

Sunday 30th September, 10:30am

*Booking essential, please don’t drop in*

Accessibility and travel

  • Levenshulme train station (10min walk), various bus stops few minutes walk away

  • Parking on street

  • Accessibility: A number of stairs to the living space.

Many thanks to Ecology Building Society for supporting this event.


10:30 am – 11:30 am
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M19 On request + Google Map