New report advocates ‘bottom-up’ approach to retrofit

PRESS RELEASE: 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 … Read more

Training opportunities and offers with Aereco Ventilation Systems

This May we are hosting a seminar with Peter King from Aereco specifically looking at the design, installation, and controllability of ventilation systems. In addition, a NEW MEMBER OFFER gives 25% off all Aereco ventilation systems. 25% off your place at the upcoming seminar if you book before 6th May 2019. 25% off Aereco ventilation … Read more

A Guide to Using Hemp & Lime for Natural, Zero-Carbon Insulation

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In late April we were fortunate to host Prof. Tom Woolley (architect and natural building pioneer) for a practical workshop on using hempcrete/hemplime for construction and retrofit insulation. Here, Matt Fawcett shares some of tips and learning from the session and outlines why it makes such an excellent low carbon building material. So what exactly … Read more

NEW! Member offer with Ecological Building Systems

Ecological Building Systems are generously offering Carbon Co-op members discounts on Thermo Jute 100 insulation, downlight protectors and Wellhofer airtight Attic hatch (offers end December 2019). MEMBERS: to find out how to access discounts visit the Members’ Area Thermo Jute 100 A natural product perfect for insulating lofts, walls or floors. Thermo Jute is an … Read more