Mandate Passivhaus in Building Standards
Passivhaus is the world's leading low energy building standard. Upgrading Buildings Standards to mandate Passivhaus would be the most effective way for Goverment to ensure and enforce improved energy standards in new and refurbished buildings
Why the contribution is important
Energy consumption in buildings is a significant contributor of carbon emissions. Whilst renewable energy is a good thing, simply decarbonising the grid will not work, if we continue to use more energy that we need to as there will be rising demand for electricity due to electric vehicles, it is imperative the electricity consumption in buildings is driven down - mandaing passivhaus would do that effectively. It would also help to reduce fuel poverty.
by JonathanHines on October 22, 2020 at 07:19PM