Homes for a Low Carbon Future

More and more people are retrofitting their homes to reduce energy bills, cut carbon emissions, improve their health and transform cold, neglected rooms into cosy, well-used spaces.

But retrofit isn’t always straightforward and queries and concerns are common, particularly at the start. What are the right measures for my home? Who are the most experienced, trustworthy contractors? What is the best price? How long will it take? What degree of improvement will I see?

People Powered Retrofit is here to help. We are a not-for-profit service for householders in Greater Manchester, offering clear, independent advice and support to help you plan, procure and deliver your retrofit project to a high standard.

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Your Retrofit Journey

We've put together a knowledge base to help you deliver your retrofit project. It's structured like our end-to-end service, which offers assistance in making key decisions, co-ordinating contractor procurement, overseeing retrofit works quality assurance and offering impartial, expert advice and hand-holding throughout.

Who we are

A partnership led by Carbon Co-op and URBED with funding from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), ‘People Powered Retrofit’ is a householder-led approach to domestic energy efficiency retrofit in Greater Manchester.

Building on our retrofit track record, we are tackling many of the key barriers that home owners face in commissioning work, including lack of appropriate contractors and concerns around the quality of works taking a more localised approach to creating a market for energy efficiency.

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