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Half a century of sleepwalking towards climate change


Excellent article from Bill summarising the state of the industry and the urgency for action. To help with energy efficiency imperatives, the performance gap issues and POE, a precise building standard already exists (no need to try and re-invent the wheel, there isn't enough time...). The standard has been in place for more than 20 years and has been implemented over thousands buildings (close to 1,000 in the uk alone). I can't stress enough how much of the issues listed above it ticks off and how much easier it will be to achieve the new GLA energy strategy requirements for example if you apply the principles of the standard. It is a simple and clear strategy that everyone can apply given a little time to learn the recipe steps and ingredients. It's called the PassivHaus standard. POE is important but in my opinion it's a secondary issue to applying good and reliable design principles first. Marion Baeli Helpful links: http://passivhaustrust.org.uk/what_is_passivhaus.php https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning/planning-applications-and-decisions/pre-planning-application-meeting-service-0

Posted date

17 April, 2019

Posted time

9:28 am