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18 April 2018
By Hayley Cormick

The Passiv(haus) Solution to Affordable Housing

For many, occupying a building that meets the Passivhaus standard has been associated with elements of privilege. It is conceived that an individual’s wealth, or alternatively their depth of environmental knowledge determines whether the Passivhaus standard is accessible to them. Although this is far from being negative (as the more people engaging in energy efficient design, the better!), it has the potential to leave behind people who would benefit the most. People on low incomes often suffer the most when it comes to inefficient homes. Social housing or affordable houses, has in the past been prone to lower quality design and specification, causing them to be energy inefficient and thus expensive to run. Read more…

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