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Passivhaus Primers - Net Zero, Retrofit, Embodied Carbon

Category: Guidance

The Passivhaus Trust has previously published detailed guidance on Passivhaus as a route to net zero, and is now releasing a series of primers to present the research in an accessible and easy-to-digest format.

The detailed guidance covers:

The four-page primers below will give you a quick but comprehensive overview of the issues covered by this more detailed guidance and research.


PHT Primer: Operational carbon


PHT Primer: Retrofit


PHT Primer: Embodied carbon

Passivhaus: a route to net zero
Operational carbon


Passivhaus: a route to net zero


Passivhaus: a route to net zero
Embodied carbon




Download primer (PDF)


Download primer (PDF)


Download primer (PDF)

Published: May 2022 (v2)


Further information

Passivhaus Retrofit

Passivhaus and Zero Carbon

Passivhaus and Embodied Carbon


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We are grateful to our Patron members, who have
funded this series of publications.

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