#23 - Passive Houses feat. Andrew Peel (Peel Passive House Consulting)
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The roadblocks in the way of building passive houses are slowly clearing, and with all the benefits these energy-efficient homes provide, who would not want one? Today we talk about this amazing trend that has been growing for decades with Andrew Peel, Founder and Director of Peel Passive House Consulting. Andrew starts by giving us a bit of background into his lifelong interest in renewable energy and how this led him toward the passive house movement. We discuss some history of the movement next, hearing Andrew share about the major groundbreaking projects and institutions that have kept it alive over the years. Andrew explains the things to consider when doing a passive house retrofit, also talking about the one he is doing as a passion project and the benefits it will provide to the city and environment. Moving to the subject of implementation, we break down the important role that commercial developers are playing in getting the idea of passive houses off the ground. Andrew also shares about the services provided by Peel Passive House Consulting and the role they are playing in pushing the movement forward. For all this and other topics including the role of technology in passive houses, how mindsets are changing, and the training that exists if you want to learn about building them, be sure to tune in.

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