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The Future Of Passive Homes

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One of the most prevalent trends in architecture right now is building homes that reduce our consumption of energy and carbon emissions. This shift towards green principles is what the industry refers to as “passive homes”. The passive home tackles the issue of wasted energy and resources inside the home. A significant amount of our global energy consumption happens inside the home – so you can imagine the benefit passive homes bring to the table. There’s no question that they will remain a strong trend in 2015 and beyond. I see this trend affecting future and existing builds – here’s how.

Future Builds Will Be Green

Our society is well aware that change is needed. To put change in motion, building regulation standards will have to change. It seems to me that the next logical step for new developments is an overhaul of building regulations and energy standards. Adhering to these standards will allow us to meet the environmental targets we need to meet in order to make these changes. My community in Barrie will not only follow, but exceed green guidelines and standards – hopefully we will see this trend continue to rise with other developments.

Existing Builds Will Go Green

The more we talk about energy efficient houses, the more the government will begin to promote energy efficient houses. The more they educate the public and promote green building, the more likely we will see changes to energy efficiency standards. If new regulations force developments to conform, we will begin to see only green houses in market. When these houses are compared to older homes that don’t comply with new energy efficient standards, it’s clear that buyers will choose the ones that do. Thus, to compete with the new passive houses on the market, sellers will be encouraged to update their existing houses to comply.

In order to see a significant change in energy consumption from inside our homes, new developments need to keep this trend alive. Do you have any questions about how my development will put this change in motion? Tweet me.I love feedback.  

 

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