Cities have Problems That The Passivhaus Institut Building Standard can fix.
Here's the secret: It doesn't cost more. There's no gimmick. It's common sense. It creates local Jobs. IT improves the environment.
Between New York City and Chicago alone over 1.2 million "small building" renovation opportunities present creating enormous entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals committed to the Passivhaus Institut Building Standard. Many of these small buildings consist of brick and lime mortar construction. Renovation of these structures to the Passivhaus Institut Building Standard makes business and environmental sense.
Chicago’s grid is 90% carbon fuel dependent. Over 450,000 attached or detached single family renovation opportunities present. When renovated to the Passivhaus standard achieving
Cornell Technology Center -- Roosevelt Island, NYC -- June 16, 2016
Watch this great video on Cornell Tech and the construction of the world's tallest Passivhaus Institut Certified Building.