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Net Zero Buildings and Passivhaus Standards

Net Zero Buildings and Passivhaus Standards

There is a clear drive to reduce carbon emissions within the built environment across the UK. According to The UK Green Building Council’s 2019 document, Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework, global emissions must be almost halved by 2030 and eliminated completely by 2050.

One of the methods designed to achieve this goal is Passivhaus, a design and construction standard for buildings that relies on principles developed in Germany. This article explores some key terms around the Passivhaus standard.

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