Penrith Parish Centre
St Andrew’s Place
Penrith, CA11 7XX
CAfS is running two free workshops for anyone interested in delivering affordable, low carbon housing in their community.
The workshop will give an introduction to the key issues to consider to ensure that community-led housing is designed to be energy efficient, affordable, and with a low carbon footprint.
It will provide you with the knowledge to start building low carbon design principles into your own community-led housing project.
The workshops are delivered by experts in low carbon community-led housing and carbon-neutral design:
Chris Coates - one of the founders and directors of Lancaster co-housing, an award-winning, carbon neutral community-led housing development.
Rod Hughes or Tracey Hart - Cumbria-based 2030 Architects, specialising in sustainable design of both refurbishment and retrofit of traditional buildings, and new-build architecture.
Cost: These workshops are offered free, as part of work delivering the Community Led Housing Hub Cumbria & Lancaster, which provides support and access to technical expertise for groups making new affordable homes for their communities.
The Hub is hosted by ACT and has been set up by a consortium of local councils:
• Allerdale Borough Council
• Carlisle City Council
• Copeland Borough Council
• Eden District Council
• Lancaster City Council
• South Lakeland District Council
Can't make this date or location? This free workshop in Penrith is one of 2 being offered by CAfS. We're also holding the same workshop on 25 January in Ulverston. Book for the Ulverston date instead >
Part of our ongoing programme of Green Build & Sustainable Living events. Keep an eye on our website for more events throughout the year, leading up to our main festival every September!