On the Home Front – tackling the issue of domestic energy efficiency

Can households dramatically reduce their energy consumption? What can the social sciences tell us about the most effective policies? And, how do the UK government’s existing policies measure up to what cutting-edge research and practical experience tells us? 4pm-5.30pm workshop, 5.30pm-7.30pm networking and 8pm-9pm Panel Q&A, Thursday 5th November 2015 The Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess … Read more

Routes to Retrofit seminars – Autumn 2015

Routes to Retrofit

This Autumn we are running another series of seminars in Manchester for householders on Planning and Delivering Energy Efficiency Retrofit works. WHAT: Planning on an eco-home make over to reduce energy bills and do your bit for the environment? Confused about what to prioritise, which professionals to appoint and how to approach contractors? As part … Read more

Green Open Homes

Many thanks to everyone who participated in the Green Open Homes weekend on 12/13th September. There were dozens of homes, tow bus tours and the Retrofit Hub with workshops and lunch at Hulme Community Garden Centre.  There's lots of pictures to see here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/carboncoop/albums/72157644740347848  

Powering Down: community-led retrofit/energy efficiency survey

To date, Carbon Co-op have carried out a range of energy efficiency and retrofit projects and we'd like to assist other community energy groups to do likewise. We're carrying this survey of the sector to help our work and will publish the results to assist the wider sector.   Complete it here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZM5WP6H   The survey … Read more