The Housing Trifecta. Can we have homes that are affordable, healthy and resilient?

This important article by PHINZ member Glenn Murdoch was published today on the Pure Advantage website.

Affordability, Health and Comfort, Climate Change Resilience

Our homes are important to us. Be it owned or rented our home is where we live, love, laugh, play, share and rejoice. It’s where we raise our kids, have dinner with friends, snuggle on the sofa to watch a movie and step on toys on the way to the loo in the middle of the night.

Our homes though are creating some serious problems for us; both personally and as a society and country. There are many problems; here I will focus on the big three (affordability, health and comfort, climate change resilience), the trifecta, and offer a single, simple solution that addresses all three.

The Passive House Standard is a building performance standard developed to address the shortfalls of descriptive building requirements that prevailed in Europe at the time

Read the full article here.

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