‘What Works: Portland Now Live

Passive solar homes in Portland

The newest installment of POLITICO Magazine’s “What Works” series explores how passive construction could fundamentally alter the world’s carbon balance and the moves made by a controversial mayor to combat climate change in America’s most environmentally friendly city.

The House That Could Save the World – Portland is home to the largest “Passive House” in North America. The high performing energy-efficient home is one of just 150 certified houses nationwide, a figure that is now starting to change, along with concern about climate change and a growing understanding that houses and other buildings account for 40 percent of all energy consumption and a third of carbon emissions nationally.

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