Training and Events for Contractors and Consultants

As part of our work to develop a market for deep retrofit in Greater Manchester we offer a range of training and support services for contractors and professionals. People Powered Retrofit is enabling us to host these quality training sessions at highly subsidised rates.


Setting Our Retrofit Standards

Energy Efficiency Standards in Retrofit with Mark Siddal, LEAP architectural practice

Wednesday 16th September, 6 – 7.30pm, Book here

Explore how retrofit standards can be applied to your project, including the Passivhaus retrofit standard (EnerPHit) and the AECB Building Standard.

Who: This webinar will be appropriate for design and build contractors, architects, consultants. 


My Retrofit Planner – An introduction

An introduction to our retrofit assessment and planning tool with Marianne Heaslip, URBED.

Monday 28th September, 6-8pm, Book here

Gain insight into My Retrofit Planner (previously called My Home Energy Planner). Based on SAP (with modifications) this planning tool has been developed over the last decade by URBED and Carbon Co-op to help homeowners plan their retrofit projects. 

Who: Architects, retrofit/energy consultants, retrofit coordinators and contractors who do design/assessment work.


Ventilation Case Studies

Thamesmead and Reading Borough tackle damp and mould with Peter King and Vince House, Aereco 

Monday 5th October, 5 – 6.30pm, Book here 

Hear about Thamesmead’s groundbreaking and award-winning Condensation Damp and Mold Strategy, and Reading Borough Council Monitoring Study. 

Who: Consultants, architects, Housing Association and Local Authority officers interested in deepening their understanding of indoor air quality. 


‘On site’ with People Powered Retrofit

Virtual ‘site visit’ and conversation with Manchester’s first PPR client and his contractor

Wednesday 25th November, 6 – 7.30pm, Book here

Join us for this virtual site visit of Carbon Co-op member, Alan Williams’ home as it undergoes the installation of internal wall insulation, ventilation and heating systems. 

Who: For contractors and consultants interested in internal wall insulation, ventilation and heating systems and the clients perspective of undertaking retrofit works 


Step-by-step Passivhaus Retrofit with Harry Paticas

Case study of a phased Passivhaus Retrofit 

Wednesday 2nd December, 6 – 7.30pm, Book here

We are excited to be joined by Harry Paticas whose home is the first pre-certified step-by-step passivhaus retrofit in the UK.

Who for: Retrofit consultants, advisors, architects, contractors and householders