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Climate News Network 12th June 2017 Imagine living in a house which heats and cools itself, which saves
significantly on energy costs and keeps you healthy and comfortable – and
helps to cut greenhouse gas emissions in the process.

The good news is that, in the UK and several other countries, you don’t need to imagine
it. Houses as good as that are available to those who can afford them,
thanks in large measure to the Passivhaus Trust, an independent non-profit
organisation which promotes the principles of low-energy design.

“If youwant to get to zero carbon, Passivhaus gets you most of the way there, and
a bit of renewable energy finishes the job”, says Jon Bootland, the
Trust’s CEO. The Trust is one of the winners in this year’s Ashden
Awards, an annual international competition to encourage sustainable
energy. Passivhaus topped the shortlist for the 2017 award for sustainable
buildings.

The awards will be presented on 15 June by Al Gore, the former
US vice-president turned climate campaigner, at a ceremony at the Royal
Geographical Society in London, with each UK winner receiving £10,000
(US$13,300) to support their business (overseas winners receive twice as
much). http://climatenewsnetwork.net/passive-housing-cuts-costs-global-warming/

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June 14, 2017 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, ENERGY

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