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Green Open Homes 2019 (hosted by Carbon Co-op)

Visit inspiring eco-homes!

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!

Have you got questions about insulating your home? Want to understand how others have thought through home improvements? What to know how others have found trades people?

Open Homes

Homes that have had energy efficiency improvements are open for one weekend. Click here for a description of the homes:


An introductory workshop at Levenshulme Inspire: Beginners Guide to Retrofit. Helping you understand the basics and get your head around the jargon before you head out to see the homes.

Bus Tour

We will start the day at Levenshulme Inspire for a Carbon Co-op workshop: Beginner’s Guide to Retrofit. Marion Lloyd-Jones 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.

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

The bus tour will stop at two Carbon Co-op member homes. Both are at different stages of development so this is an exciting opportunity to see the process.


Book your place to visit a home, attend the workshop or get on the tour via Eventbrite

Open homes

Get their under your own steam, hourly visit slots throughout Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October 2019 (see timetable below).

Workshop & Bus Tour

Saturday 19th October 2019, 11am – 5pm.

  • 11:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Beginners Guide to Retrofit
  • 12:00 – 12:30 FREE lunch for workshop attendees
  • 12:30 – 17:00 Eco-home Bus Tour


Open Homes – Locations across Greater Manchester

Workshop – Levenshulme Inspire, Stockport Road, Levenshulme..

Bus tour – Meet outside Levenshulme Inspire at 12:30 pm


All free, but booking essential!

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

Many thanks to Ecology Building Society for supporting this event.


Event Details

Location Levenshulme Inspire Cafe
Manchester, M19 3AR
Start Saturday 19 Oct 2019 10:00am
Finish Saturday 19 Oct 2019 5:00pm

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