Jessica Grove-Smith Talks Passive House and the Virtues of Acting Locally


Jessica Grove-Smith of Passive House Institute recently sat down with Energy Cities for an interview. In it, she discusses the five basic principles of Passive House, the challenges of changing the construction industry, and how even one strong advocate can sway cities to adopt efficiency standards that are more in line with the Passive House standard.

“The Passive House Institute,” Grove-Smith said, “and the entire international network connected to us is contributing to making positive change. The challenge may be daunting, but it also drives me and the team. Climate change gives us the urgency to insist that we have these solutions. We need to take the problems seriously. But let’s also be aware of the solutions, let’s talk about them more and let’s implement them at scale.”

You can read the whole interview here.

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