Superhomes in Ireland!

In June 2019 as part of the development of People Powered Retrofit, Jonathan Atkinson (Carbon Co-op) and Marianne Heaslip (URBED) took the boat and then train to Nenagh, Tipperary to learn more about the Superhomes Ireland programme and the work Tipperary Energy Agency are doing to deliver whole house retrofit works at scale. In the … Read more

Home Improvements with Home Assistant

Within our OpenDSR project, Carbon Coop is working to bring together a number of different software elements to support low-cost standards-based demand side response. We are building tools to: report householder energy usage broadcast “power shaping” events which shift energy usage to different times schedule householder appliances to switch on and off during these events … Read more

Carbon Co-op and your Smart Meter

We recently introduced the Carbon Co-op Hub, in this follow up post Peter Armstrong, a member of our software engineer team, discusses a key feature of the hub that lets members view the gas and electricity usage in their homes. To use this feature, you will need a smart meter. Not all smart meters work … Read more

New report advocates ‘bottom-up’ approach to retrofit

On Saturday 22nd June, 2019 at the Community Energy Conference 2019 [1], Greater Manchester-based social enterprise Carbon Co-op published its report recommendations for kicking starting a new market for domestic, owner occupier retrofit in the UK using trusted community energy intermediaries, on site training for local contractors and engaging householders through innovative community-based social marketing … Read more