In tropical countries, hot and humid climate present different challenges than those the Passive House standard has dealt with so far in heating dominated climates. These challenges, in addition to coping with local building practices for affordability are why the Puerto Madero project has been chosen as a pilot program for defining national policy and constructions standards for Net-Zero Energy Building. The development is a single family and multifamily suburban village, 4.5 miles from the Caribbean city of Cartagena, Colombia where the temperature at 85F db and the RH at 85% are constant throughout the year.
E Plus Buildings in cooperation with New Climate Institute in Germany, who is working on behalf of the Swedish Energy Agency and the Colombian government are working to elaborate virtual Article 6 pilots to contribute to the discussion regarding rulemaking for Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and inform eventual future investment considerations. Consinfra’s Puerto Madero pilot is intended to be a fully thought through mitigation pilot with activities based on real-world contexts, to be implemented in the future.