Climate Emergency: Is Passivhaus the answer?


Thu 30 Jan 2020 19:00 – 21:00
London, UK

Hundreds of organisations declared a climate emergency during 2019, and many will need to adopt net zero carbon policies for the buildings they design, own, operate, rent, build, or manage. Passivhaus is one way of moving towards such targets, but currently accounts for less than 1% of all new-build projects in the UK, even in the housing sector.

This debate will therefore examine whether Passivhaus is the answer to the Climate Emergency for new buildings. Is it the right standard or is it too difficult? Can it be scaled up or will it remain a niche offer? Is it too expensive or will everyone have to pay more to achieve zero carbon anyway?