Energise Levenshulme: Skills for warmer, low-carbon homes – 16th November – Save the Date!

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

Green Open Homes 2019 – 19th & 20th October – book here

Wondering where to begin your retrofit journey? Come see some houses and see what is possible! Have you got questions about how to go about insulating your home? Do you want to understand how others have approached making home improvements? What to know how others have found trades people? Visit some local eco-homes and find … Read more

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