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“Calculating metered energy savings from retrofit- methodology findings from the RetroMeter project” on 13th March 2024 11am GMT There are many benefits to measuring actual energy savings due to home retrofits, using metered energy data. Measuring these savings involves comparing how much energy was used after the retrofit with a “counterfactual”, ie how much energy the … Read more

RetroMeter project: Why metered energy savings?

Retrofitting is fundamental to decarbonisation and will play an important role in reducing the UK’s emissions. This refers to energy efficiency measures or renewables that are fitted to a property to improve its energy efficiency. However, the estimation of energy and cost savings associated with such measures means that investors and consumers lack confidence in … Read more

Reflections on an Assumption Mapping Workshop

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. As the delivery of the Energise Manchester project got underway, we needed to collectively define our audiences for the various project interventions. A group from the project teams working on the ‘Warm for Winter’ activities met for an online Assumption Mapping workshop to … Read more

NOW HIRING: Project Manager

We’re looking for a new Project Manager to work within our Retrofit Team portfolio, developing and delivering innovative new projects that take a community and citizen-led approach to the clean energy transition and tackling climate change.  Summary Apply nowSend your CV plus a single page covering letter to info@carbon.coop Applications will be reviewed on a … Read more

Engagement Officer (Now closed)

Job Ad image containing the following text: Now Hiring: Engagement Officer Wages: £26,800 - £29,480 FTE Location: Manchester-based Apply: carbon.coop/vacancies

Carbon Co-op is seeking a Citizen and Community Engagement Officer to build on our projects reaching out to diverse communities across Greater Manchester. Much of Carbon Co-op’s work is focused on engaging citizens and communities in different aspects of the energy transition. From hosting a Citizen Jury on municipal energy system models to talking to … Read more

Energise Manchester: How to Evaluate Behaviour Change, with Shortwork

A guest post by Sandy Rushton, People Powered Retrofit. Originally featured on Medium. On the Energise Manchester project, we’re asking a number of different questions about behaviour change and energy advice: These questions, alongside requirements from our funders, result in a complex and diverse needs for evaluation. Working with Shortwork to evaluate behaviour change Shortwork is … Read more