"From Laneway House to Passive House to Net Positive"
With many nations declaring 'climate emergencies' it's clear that we need to aggressively target the greenhouse emissions coming from our buildings and cities, but - to do that - we need to go beyond our current approach to 'green building' and instead shift our thinking to a target of 'Net Positive' impact.
This presentation will frame an approach to net-positive development that unfolds from a decade's worth of experience with infill housing and passive house projects.
Four learning objectives:
1. Defining 'Net Positive' in comparison to the Passive House standard, 'Net Zero', 'Energy Positive' and other green building benchmarks
2. Understand how site history and location contribute to the net GHG impacts of a development project
3. Understand how upfront emissions and operating emissions can be minimized with wood frame passive house projects.
4. Become familiar with Lanefab's "Net Positive Lens"; a framework through which we can critique the climate impact development projects