Generating Success

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  • Energy
  • Retrofit
  • Training
  • Visioning
North West England
Carbon Coop/GMCVO
Associated team members
Associated documents

URBED are working with Carbon Coop and GMCVO to provide training and support to community groups interested in developing their own community scale energy saving and energy generation projects.

This is part of a wider collaoration with Carbon Coop, MERCi and GMCVO Community Hubs team to deliver an 18 month programme of capacity building, project development, technical and enterprise support for community renewable and retrofit projects in Greater Manchester. This includes four community renewable energy ‘Trailblazer’ projects in rural areas, aiming to inspire other groups, and providing initial start-up support to new community energy enterprises.

URBED have taken the lead on developing and devlivering three workshops as part of this programme:

Workshop 1: Introduction to Community Renewables and Retrofit - September 2012

Workshop 2: Retrofitting Your Community Building - June 2013

Workshop 3: Development of Community Scale Renewables - July 2013

The workshops have been planned to be lively and interactive, with plenty of time for discussion, knowledge sharing and examination of case studies.

Some quotes from attendees:

“It really helped clarify & demystify some of the processes.”

“Great chance to learn more about building retrofit and meet others working in the same area."

“I found participation in the the Generating Success seminar very useful, not least being able to mix with representatives of other groups at differing stages of similar projects to ours.”


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