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The little book of Bio-Based Fibre Materials in Passivhaus Construction in Latin America

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Publication date30/09/2021
Place of PublicationLancaster
PublisherLancaster University
Number of pages40
ISBN (electronic)9781862203976
<mark>Original language</mark>English


Buildings have a significant impact on climate change. The building industry in Latin America is shifting slowly towards a more resilient architecture; our planet needs a faster response. The time to act is NOW! Passivhaus design, construction and innovation offer a comprehensive range of solutions to mitigate climate change and positively impact the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Additionally, incorporating natural materials into Passivhaus buildings makes them more sustainable and healthier, with clear long-term advantages for occupants and the environment.
The change to make Latin American buildings more resilient and resource-efficient needs to start now! We all can help from our different positions by engaging and actively participate in the discussion of sustainable buildings. Local and National governments should commit to exploring and developing different strategies which incorporate mitigation actions in the building industry. Academics should research and give informed advice for policymaking. Industry innovation and development is vital to make available the process and materials needed for the change.