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Visit inspiring eco-homes!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10:30 to 17:00
The Yard Theatre, Work for Change, Hulme.

Join us for an inspiring day of eco-home visits, meet and speak to people who’ve retrofitted their homes and get your questions answered!


We will start the day in th Yard Theatre for a Carbon Co-op workshop: Beginner’s Guide to Retrofit. Aneaka Kellay and Jonathan Atkinson will explore what we mean when we talk about energy efficiency and retrofit. We will explore basic ideas and concepts, and help you think through questions to consider when visiting eco-homes on the bus tour.


We will provide a free lunch and then head off on the tour!


The bus trip will stop at two Carbon Co-op member homes:

Alan and Monica

Alan and Monica have just completed a full refurbishment of their house which has included a number of measures to reduce energy consumption, make the house more thermally efficient and reduce their carbon footprint. They have employed experienced contractors, but not ones that are specialists in those particular areas. After a lot of consideration Alan and Monica decided not to go for EWI or MVHR and this was based on positive decisions around their home use patterns and desires, rather than due to finance.


John and Pauline

John and Pauline have retrofitted their 1930’s semi to EnerPHit standards, with very high levels of airtightness, EWI, triple glazing and MVHR. A driving concern has been the creation of a demonstration project to tackle climate change in old houses, and to convert the house to make it suitable for their retirement. They will continue to record energy usages, temperature and humidity and will make the data available to interested parties.


Both homes were the subject of a Carbon Co-op social in October 2017. See here for an audio recording and presentations here: carbon.coop/blog/aneaka/tale-three-retrofits


WHAT  – Introductory workshop + Eco-home bus tour

WHEN –  Saturday 29th Septembr 2018, 10:30am – 5pm.

  • 10:30 – 12:00 Workshop: Beginners Guide to Retrofit
  • 12:00 – 12:30 FREE lunch
  • 2:30 – 17:00 Eco-home Bus Tour

Come along for the whole day or just the bus tour.


  • Workshop: The Yard Theatre, Work for Change, Hulme.
  • Bus tour: Meet outside The Yard Theatre at 12:30 pm


Free, spaces lmited so book early to avoid disappointment.

We are asking all attendees to pay a refundable deposit of £10 when booking. Your deposit will be returned if you attend the event/make your apologies in advance.


For more details and to book your place please visit the Carbon Coop event page.