Greater Manchester must retrofit 60,000 residential and commercial buildings a year to be zero carbon by 2038.

Cooperatives and small businesses have led the way to make homes fit for the future, but not on the scale needed due to financial restrictions, skills shortages and inappropriate supply chains.

Local authorities will need to work with contractors and communities to make Greater Manchester green and prosperous.

A report brought to Manchester city council at the end of last year made for bleak reading. It stated that up to 60,000 residential and commercial buildings in Greater Manchester would need retrofitting every year…

Alex King

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