29 Nov '13, 7pm

11 great reasons why Passive House is such a great green building standard

11 great reasons why Passive House is such a great green building standard

The Passive House is not perfect. It has a terrible, contradictory name . The internal politics in North America are appalling . Some people think it isn't cost effective . I think it disproportionately favours bigger houses . Really, why would anyone use it? Perhaps, to paraphrase Winston Churchill, it is the worst possible system, except for all the others. Over at NYPH, (New York Passive House) they claim that "Passive House buildings affordably and predictably provide the most resilient, comfortable and healthy interior environments." They list 11 reasons why you should build Passive House . A few of my favourites: © Pierluigi Bonomo Energy Box is an earthquake-proof passive house built of cross-laminated timber 1. It fundamentally addresses the climate crisis imperative. To mitigate the worst effects of climate change we are required to decarbonize our economies while...

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