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Policy Accelerants: Strategies from Passive House Network

August 10, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for an engaging discussion on policy strategies that are driving regenerative community building across the continent!

Build It Green (BIG) is delighted to host Bronwyn Barry, Principal at Passive House BB and a Director on the Passive House Network (PHN) Board, for a conversation on PHN’s latest report: Policy that Works, an investigation into policies driving Passive House adoption in North America.

Bronwyn Barry will be giving a talk and leading a discussion on effective policy strategies from the the report, which is the product of a two-year search to identify which policies are actually scaling deep building decarbonization here in North America, where this is happening, and why and how these policies and programs are working. Intriguingly, almost all of the most successful programs and policies are supporting and scaling the affordable, multifamily building sector.

After a preview of this presentation was shared with the BIG’s Policy as an Accelerant working group, it was clear there was broad applicability of lessons learned in Passive House policy efforts that could help catalyze policy at the intersection of housing, climate, and social justice.

If you want to learn how Passive House has been able to quickly scale to 86 multifamily buildings in Massachusetts alone through strategic policy drivers, or if you’re hoping to discuss implications and the replicability of policy bright spots across North America, join us on August 10th for this pivotal dialogue.

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