23 Apr '15, 3pm

#Passivhaus & #EnerPHit at the heart of @TheGreenParty Manifesto /via @PassivhausTrust

Passivhaus gets political: At the core of the Green Party Manifesto It has been a busy week in the world of politics with the unveiling of the party manifestos in the lead up to the election in May. In a huge landmark for the Passivhaus movement in the UK, the standard has been unveiled as a core component of the Green Party's energy and housing policies in their 2015 manifesto (p21). In order to improve energy efficiency in buildings and end fuel poverty, the Green Party propose: • A requirement that all new homes will be built to meet the Passivhaus standard. • A nationwide retrofit insulation programme, designed to insulate 9 million homes, with the aim of meeting the Passivhaus EnerPHit standard by 2020. • Up to £5,000 of free insulation, with an additional £15,000 in subsidised loans for the further improvements required to meet the EnerPHit standard. • To invest in t...

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