LatamHaus network seeks to address the challenges of the expected housing demand in Latin America by 2030. For instance, it is estimated that Mexico will need 26 million new homes by 2030. These homes will need to address the low-carbon strategy set by the National Strategy developed from the NAMA for sustainable housing in partnership with the Passivhaus Institute. However, the recent COVID-19 crisis around the world highlighted some challenges associated with household air pollution. This interdisciplinary network seeks to collect pilot data and support future housing projects which respond to low-carbon emissions and indoor air quality challenges. We seek to understand the challenges, barriers, and scalability issues to adopt the Passivhaus Standard in Latin America and set an action plan to address these concerns. In doing so, the network will contribute positively to some Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This project is supported by the most important network of Passivhaus professionals and enthusiasts in Latin America, the Latin American Passivhaus Institute.