Providers, Protectors and Promoters – the roles of third sector organisations in domestic retrofit policy delivery

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This is a guest blog from Rebecca Ince, an academic researcher at the University of Birmingham. She has a long term interest in energy efficiency, retrofit and third sector organisations and she also used to work in the construction industry. Rebecca spoke at our Energy Efficiency in Your Community event held with Community Energy England … Read more

Carbon Co-op featured in Big Issue in the North

Two members, Rob Jones and Dom McCann, were featured in a report by Big Issue in the North on the Community Green Deal retrofit pioneers programme.  Authored by Sarah Roe and published in the week commencing 2nd January 2015, the article profiles their experiences of retrofit improvements and the difference these have made to their … Read more

Carbon Co-op tour – Community Energy Fortnight

Community Energy Fortnight - Carbon Co-op tour

The Big Red Bus Tour of Green Houses is an opportunity to visit homes that have made radical reductions in energy bills and carbon emissions. Everything from solar PV panels and biomass boilers to external wall insulation and triple glazed windows. On the tour you'll visit three householders around Greater Manchester who retrofitted their houses as well … Read more

Stockport event: Reducing Household Energy – Together We Can!

Do you live in the borough of Stockport? Would you like to reduce your house energy bills, improve energy efficiency and help the environment too? 10am-2pm, Saturday 22nd June, Staircase House, Stockport Town Centre, SK1 1ES Book here: https://carboncoopstockport.eventbrite.co.uk Carbon Co-op is a pioneering, community-owned approach to enabling householders to reduce their bills and their carbon footprint.  … Read more

Greening Campaign organise Green Deal event for communities

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Carbon Co-op is speaking about our Community Green Deal programme at an information and training event on Green Deal organised by the Greening Campaign. This free event is targetted towards community leaders, green groups and landlords and is an introduction to Green Deal's relevance to community organisations. It takes place at 7.30pm on 24th April … Read more

Big Red Bus Tour of Eco Houses – March 2013

  Want to see what a low carbon retrofit looks like? Meet the people who have reduced household carbon emissions and bills by up to 80%? The Carbon Co-op Big Red Bus Tour takes passengers on a journey around three eco-show homes in Greater Manchester.The tour is free and includes lunch, to book email us on info@carbon.coopMeet people who … Read more