My Home Energy Planner - retrofit asessments

The first step on your whole house retrofit journey. My Home Energy Planner is an in depth survey carried out by our award winning retrofit consultants URBED. We sit down with you to understand how you currently live in your home, look at your current fuel bills and understand your priorities. Your report outlines the detailed improvements you need to significantly save on fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions.

You’ll get:

  • A bespoke, 40+ page report on your home’s retro t potential
  • A detailed set of costed improvements drawn up to your budget and priorities – ‘Whole House’ - considering comfort, health and ventilation alongside energy
  • A wealth of information to help inform your retrofit works
  • Follow up support and advice packages

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  • Author– Jonathan
  • Date— October 15, 2017
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Communicating Climate Change in your Community: a Masterclass

It's challenging to communicate climate change at a community level. How can we find ways to alert people to climate change when there are so many other things to worry about? How can we make the solutions to climate change feel positive and empowering? And, especially, how can we reach beyond the limited core audience of dedicated environmentalists to the wider and sometimes sceptical population?

Organised by Climate Outreach, in collaboration with Carbon Co-op and the Carbon Literacy Project, this fast moving and interactive workshop, participants will explore and understand the key components of effective communications and the complex ways that people make sense of climate change. We will draw on a wide range of research and practical experience, looking in detail at case studies of what works and, just as importantly, what does not work.

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  • Author– Jonathan
  • Date— October 13, 2017
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The Great Energy Escape

An immersive game, designed and delivered by Energy Democracy Greater Manchester and Carbon Co-op as part of Manchester Science Festival 2017.

Read on for your mission briefing from Manchester's Energy Commander.

Agents! We need your help.

I’m the Commander, Chief of City Operations, one heck of a bassoon player and I completed my bicycle safety training in record time. It’s my honour and duty to brief you on your mission.

I’m sorry to say that all the electricity in our dear city has gone down. We’re in grave danger and we need a team of expendable… I mean, skilled agents (that’s you, of course) to break into the ancient 1970’s control room, re-boot the system, and get our city’s energy back online. We only have half an hour before the whole city shuts down for good. It’s up to you.

Oh, and agents: keep your wits about you. There’s no telling what relics those mad scientists left behind all those years ago. And of course, this is a secret operation - so if you get stuck in there, you’re on your own.

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