Looking back - twelve things to celebrate in 2018

Whilst for some 2018 was a rough year, we've been busy doing all we can to help people meet the challenges of climate change and save energy in their homes. Over the festive period, we looked back on 2018 and some of the highlights at Carbon Co-op. Here's to another busy year in 2019. 

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EV charger

Smart electric vehicle chargers: we installed five new OpenEVSE charger systems with OpenEnergyMonitor as part of the Nobel Grid project. Member Dom McCann used his to shift his charging from peak times of day to the early hours, when carbon emissions are much lower.

People Powered Retrofit - a householder-centred approach to energy efficiency

A partnership led by Carbon Co-op and URBED has been successful in securing £186,000 of funding from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to run ‘People Powered Retrofit’. The project is a six-month research and development project exploring the potential for a householder-led approach to domestic energy efficiency retrofit in Greater Manchester.

Building on our track record, we will tackle many of the key barriers that home owners face in commissioning retrofit,  including lack of appropriate contractors and concerns around the quality of works. The project will help inform our business model for householder-centred retrofit services. It will take a new, more localised approach to creating a market for energy efficiency. Dependent on departmental funding, the R&D project could lead to a further two years of delivery in and around the city region.

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Carbon Co-op Info Night: Heating and Ventilation

Many of our members have questions about heating systems and ventilation - what works? What is suitable for different house types? How do heating systems and ventilation interact?

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  • Date— November 23, 2018
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