Top Passive House Tweets Last Week

November 09, 2020

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Here’s a roundup of last week’s top Passive House tweets!

The UK Passivhaus Conference 2020 kicked off this past Wednesday, November 4, and will run each Wednesday through November 25.

From the Conference: John Palmer of Passivhaus Trust presented on Passivhaus in context, stating, “Dealing with the 25 million existing buildings in England over the next 10 years is of huge importance compared with new builds over the next 10 years which are almost a sideshow in comparison.”

From the Conference: Joe O’Connell from Kier Construction and Emma Osmundsen from Exeter City Council spoke on the challenges with St. Sidwell’s Point.

From the Conference: Passivhaus has rapidly been gaining popularity in the UK and is projected to continue doing so over the next 10 years.

Harris Academy Sutton, by Willmott Dixon and Architype, has won this year’s Building Performance of the Year at the Building News Awards.

New council homes in Edinburgh will no longer be built with gas central heating in order to fulfill Edinburgh’s pledge to become carbon neutral by 2030.

According to an article from The Guardian, a relatively small increase in air pollution has been linked to 11% more COVID-19 deaths. Some propose that improved ventilation systems, like those associated with Passivhaus, should become mandatory.

In a new report from RIBA, the group demands several reforms to local authority borrowing and spending restrictions so that more resources can be directed to building social housing.

Bruno Gutiérrez, the President of the Plataforma de Edificación Passivhaus (Passivhaus Building Platform), recently wrote about how building to Passivhaus is cheaper than conventional building, especially if one focuses on the metric of useful lifespan of a building.

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