21 Jun '11, 9pm

Heres a gd,concise article on the benefits of moving towards #passivhaus retrofitting.Surely its just a matter of time!

Heres a gd,concise article on the benefits of moving towards #passivhaus retrofitting.Surely its just a matter of time!

Towards Passivhaus Retrofits Mark Siddall of Devereux Architects comments on the reality of preparing the nation for low energy and low carbon buildings When it comes to construction, for many years the governments focus has been upon new buildings, and the current drive for net-zero carbon homes by 2016 reflects this strategy. But in terms of climate change and peak oil (the dwindling supply of fossil fuels which is leading to increased energy costs) one should really ask, is the problem new build? The answer is both yes, and no. In the UK the replacement rate for existing stock is less than 0.1 percent per annum and the proportion of new build compared to existing building is less than one percent. This means that our building stock is growing and that to replace all of the existing premises in the UK would take over 1,000 years. The buildings that exist today will accou...

Full article: http://www.greenspec.co.uk/passivhaus-retrofits.php

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