Virtual Green Homes: Meet the householders

Green Open Homes is returning to Manchester, this time in the form of a virtual event. ‘Case studies’ of retrofitted homes from in and around Greater Manchester are provided on this page for you to explore. We are then holding two online sessions: Beginner’s Guide to Retrofit (Monday 3rd October 2022), for those new to … Read more

Community leaders set new direction for Oldham’s transition to zero carbon

Cllr Leanne Munroe receives a copy of the Community-Led Energy Action Plan in Sholver.

Two ground-breaking Community-Led Energy Plans (CLEPs), released today by community leaders in Westwood and Sholver, are setting out the priorities and actions local people believe are needed to initiate the transition to a zero carbon Oldham. The Community-Led Energy Plans can be found here: Westwood and here: Sholver. During 2021, the year of COP26, the … Read more

Developing a UK metered energy savings tool

Carbon Co-op is delivering OpenEnEffS, a project seeking to adapt and extend the US-based CalTRACK Methods for use in a possible UK pay-for-performance retrofit programme. The project began in July and, with the summer drawing to a close, things are getting started on this exciting project.  The CalTRACK Methods recommend for the use of OpenEEMeter, … Read more

A crisis we all saw coming

Though manifesting as huge increase in energy bills, in reality the crisis we are currently experiencing is a gas crisis, highlighting the UK’s unique dependency on gas as a domestic and industrial fuel. Successive reports, institutions and organisations have highlighted the need to reduce this dependency and from day one, Carbon Co-op has been an … Read more

Taking the Heat Pump Challenge – the results!

The ‘Heat Pump Challenge 2021’ was a citizen science and participative research and discovery project led by Carbon Co-op. We collected feedback and data from around 30 member households currently relying on gas heating to help understand how a heat pump installation would impact their home. The premise of the challenge was to enable households … Read more

NOW HIRING: Project Manager (Retrofit Innovation)

We’re looking for a new Project Manager to work on an exciting new European project as part of our retrofit team. Read on if you think you could fit the bill. Summary Salary: £30,000–£34,000.00 PAYE/Payroll (depending on experience) Time: 0.8 – 1 FTE (flexible) Location: Manchester, UK Holiday: 33 days flexible (pro rata) + 5 … Read more