If you’ve missed coverage of Extinction Rebellion’s protests you must be living in a cave with no wi-fi.
Maybe you have been to one and partaken in mass peaceful protest against the continuing ecocide?
“This is an emergency and for emergency situations we need emergency action.”– Ban Ki-Moon, former UN Secretary General
All of us at Bow Tie Construction are deeply motivated to push construction in the right direction to safeguard our living planet.
We are inspired by XR’s approach of mass disruption to get attention and to clearly communicate to the government that they are not doing enough to mitigate and reverse climate destruction.
We support XR’s demands: https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/demands/
XR have put together an overwhelming body of evidence https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/detailing climate emergency the repeated failure of governments worldwide to take action. We note that in 1992 the Union of Concerned Scientists penned the “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity”. The Passivhaus standard was released in 1996.
The current estimate is that 45% of the UK’s carbon output results from us heating our buildings.
Passivhaus has consistently proven itself as one of the only building standards that performs post-construction within 5% of its predicted energy usage in the design phase. It’s fabric first approach to insulation and draughtproofing is fabulously low-tech and could be learned by any builder with an interest in upskilling and building better.
Communities worldwide that have mandated Passivhaus include:
Those that incentivised adoption of Passivhaus include:
Sweden ranks very highly on all sustainability indexes with Malmo and Stockholm rated as some of the most sustainable cities in the world.
Sweden responded to the late 70s oil crisis by tightening up its building regulations, and bringing its draughtproofness requirements close to those required by Passivhaus. England responded by subsiding fuel costs to its citizens! A very backwards approach if you ask us.
Lets combat fuel poverty and ecocide simultaneously by building the most energy-efficient buildings we can using low-carbon materials.