‘Person-Centred Retrofit: A fuel poverty, vulnerability led approach’ report launch

Carbon Co-op has worked with Plymouth City Council and Nottingham City Council through the mPower activate programme to investigate innovative solutions to ensure those most vulnerable to fuel poverty can access retrofit.  As a part of this work, Dr Alice Jones was commissioned to develop a person-centred approach to fuel poverty reduction, to support Plymouth … Read more

Exploring Local Authority Approaches to Person-Centred Retrofit for Fuel Poverty

As part of our work on the mPower European project, we showcase the work we’ve been doing with local authorities around the UK, exploring ways to hard-wire client and person-centred approaches to the delivery of publicly procured retrofit works in a fuel poor context. Plymouth City Council and Nottingham City Council are at the leading … Read more

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