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Safe at Home: How all-electric, multi-family Passive House buildings deliver comfortable, cost-effective climate resilience
Adaptation and Resilience, Financing and Incentives

Safe at Home Report finds that if the U.S. moves to investing only in Passive House buildings and retrofitting buildings to be all-electric Passive House, greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector will fall dramatically.


However, experts identified a primary roadblock to mass-scale adoption of all-electric multi-family Passive House buildings in the U.S. — systemic inertia. To address systemic inertia, The Passive House Network recommends policymakers look at four key areas: Financing incentive programs, professional training, increasing Passive House provisions in states’ affordable housing programs, and including alternative compliance pathways and opt-in requirements.