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Research Report - Passivhaus the route to zero carbon?

The report highlights the challenges in achieving significant carbon emission reductions in the built environment. While setting a Zero Carbon target for new housing is a bold step, current obstacles such as performance gaps, seasonal energy disparities, and grid limitations make a true zero emissions approach unattainable. The study underscores that embracing Passivhaus standards and prioritizing a fabric-first approach are practical pathways to achieve genuinely low-carbon homes and a net zero operational carbon-built environment at a national level.
2019Passivhaus Trust (PHT), UK
20passivehauseandzerocarbon.jpgTechnical Guidance - Passivhaus & Zero Carbon compliance

The research paper highlights that Passivhaus dwellings are highly effective in achieving energy efficiency targets and carbon reduction goals, meeting or surpassing proposed standards without relying heavily on renewable energy devices. While most Passivhaus homes come close to meeting Carbon Compliance standards and achieving 'Zero Carbon' levels without significant renewable energy, further investigation is needed to determine if all Passivhaus dwellings can consistently achieve this. Moreover, the study emphasizes that the Passivhaus standard and quality assurance process contribute to improved measured performance and comfort beyond the calculated metrics.
2011Passivhaus Trust (PHT), UK

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