Green building has come a long way, but it’s time to zoom in on energy and indoor air quality. That’s where Passive House shows the way.
On average, new buildings last between 70 and 100 years. If they are not built with energy efficiency in mind, wasted energy from these buildings can burden the national economy for four to five generations. This becomes even more daunting when you take into account existing construction that does not incorporate sustainability and energy-efficiency.