The message from Joe Lstiburek’s fifth annual “Twitterview” that got the most retweets was his statement that, “Passivhaus is the only place where real innovation is happening.” Considering that statement caught the most attention, GreenBuildingAdvisor.com investigated the claim. To begin with, it’s worth noting that the Passivhaus program has not certified many projects and only reviewed about 100. This may be a note in their favor, as they have received a lot of attention for so few certified projects. The main theme behind the idea of the Passive House is a drastic reduction in the energy consumption of the home. An idea that, on its own, is not innovative.
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