Decarbonized, Passivhaus Baugruppen can also mitigate so many ills of auto-centric cities (especially air and noise pollution, and the poor public health outcomes stemming from them).
“Looking at Eliason’s prescriptions for building Baugruppen, I realize the buildings he describes are all of these things [building at the right density (Goldilocks), the right height (around five stories), and the right upfront and operating carbon regimes (natural materials and Passivhaus)], adding in the issues of ownership and affordability, which is important in this time of an intergenerational housing crisis. As Eliason concludes, “The construction of decarbonized Passivhaus Baugruppen could be a win for all involved: green jobs, high-quality climate-adaptive buildings; comfortable living environments; low carbon living, and affordable homes.”
This is the way we should be building now.”
We could not agree more, Lloyd!