Green Open Homes Weekend 2018

Visit inspiring eco-homes! Join us for an inspiring weekend of eco-home visits, meet and speak to people who’ve retrofitted their homes and find out what home improvements are possible. Have you got questions about how to go about insulating your home? Do you want to understand how others have thought through making home improvements? What … Read more

Spot the difference! Thermal imaging camera used to resolve airtightness issues.

Thermal image of downstairs toilet window

Carbon Co-op members Alan and Monica discuss how they have used a thermal imaging camera to identify, diagnose and resolve airtightness issues in their newly refurbished home. We have nearly finished a major refurbishment of our house (see the presentation we gave to Carbon Coop on October 6th, 2017, “A Tale of Three Retrofits”). This … Read more

Retrofit Performance

presentation at retrofit performance

At this Info Night we are joined by industry professionals to explore retrofit performance. When thinking about energy efficient home improvements insulation often comes to mind. While the focus on insulation is understandable, it’s important to remember that this is only one part of the puzzle. With retrofit, the devil is in the detail. Airtightness, … Read more

Carbon Co-op Domestic Retrofit listening event

Attendees in discussion at the listening event

On Monday 19th February 2018, The Mayor’s Green Summit Listening Event on domestic housing retrofit organised by Carbon Co-op, took place at Churchgate House with 27 attendees drawn from householders, supply chain companies and support organisations from around Greater Manchester. About the event The aim was to come up with a set of recommendations on … Read more

BEIS Call for Evidence: Building a Market for Energy Efficiency

A retrofitted home in Eccles, Salford

This is Carbon Co-op’s response to BEIS‘ call for evidence on building a market for energy efficiency. It should be read concert with this discussion document published in October 2017 by BEIS: Call for evidence on energy efficiency (PDF) and the questions answered below are posed in that BEIS document. Carbon Co-op’s response Based in … Read more