Passive House Buildings has chosen to focus this issue on the increasing importance of embodied carbon in the building sector. As buildings become more energy efficient, the contribution of a building’s embodied carbon to its overall emissions grows. The ambitious projects featured in this fall issue showcase the tactics needed to cut these emissions, including choosing materials that sequester carbon and minimizing waste through prefabrication. And in further efforts to streamline deep energy retrofits, check out the two new initiatives aimed at industrializing retrofits.
We have an exciting announcement to share: Passive House Buildings is merging with Passive House Accelerator!
Both organizations share a similar mission—promoting building designs and techniques that sharply reduce carbon emissions from the building sector, thereby helping to stabilize the climate. We are excited to be working together to provide the best one-stop source for all Passive House-related content, and we warmly invite you to join us at passivehouseaccelerator.com as we launch into this new chapter.
—Mary James, Editor and Publisher