Derelict Buildings can have a very demoralising effect on a whole community. It is unsightly to say the least. It’s a clear message to potential businesses that investment in such areas would be unwise.
The idea of allowing rainwater to fall on your roof then direct the flow by way of gutter and drainpipes into a municipal pipe network where it eventually finds its way out to sea or rivers is madness.
The Passive House standard is composed of several strict performance requirements for new building construction. The resulting performance represents a roughly 90% reduction in heating and cooling energy usage.
If you want to be sure that your plumber or electrician is fit for the job of works then check if they are registered with the appropriate quality association, examples of such would be the APHCI, RGI (for Gas systems) or RECI for electricians