Reducing Emissions By Switching To A New Building Technology
Erase40’s mission is to develop market-based initiatives that result in the widespread adoption of a low carbon building technology called Passive House.
Adopting this technology may be one of the easiest and least costly ways to greatly reduce carbon emissions around the world. Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of all carbon emissions in the U.S. and globally, but a switch to this low carbon building technology can reduce this number drastically.
Widespread adoption of this technology would also reduce people’s exposure to air pollutants and lower their monthly energy and repair costs.
It’s a rigorous, performance-based building method that reduces energy needs of a building and increases the amount of fresh air circulating inside that building. The buildings are designed using models that incorporate regional weather data so that they are built to withstand conditions specific to that area. The result are buildings that are more resilient and less costly to own.