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

A Tale of Three Retrofits

Members socailising

This autumn social saw members get together for an informative and enjoyable evening at Leaf on Portland St. We heard from three very different households who have recently completed (or almost completed!) their retrofits, and were inspired by each in their varied considerations and approaches. If you missed the event audio recording and presentations below. … Read more

Thermal imaging investigation raises puzzling questions

thermal image of member home

Andrew Gage reports on the experience of borrowing the thermal imaging camera. My reason for borrowing the camera was to check the effectiveness of the insulation in our house. We began work on the house after its purchase in 2010. I knew about the importance of insulation before the work began, but only had limited … Read more