Doesn’t That Just Kill Green Housing And Passivhaus? Indoor CO2 Kills


It is a major part of the Green New Deal and all such atttempts to make the world safe from climate change. Housing must be properly insulated, there must be none of that movement of air from outside to inside – nor vice versa. Because only then will we be using our own body heat to warm up a place. If there’s those openings to the Great Outside then we’ll end up boiling Flipper in those fumes from the last ice floe.

This is all something of a problem because us human beings do in fact breath out carbon dioxide. It’s one of the things that defines us as animal life. And CO2 internal to buildings and housing kills:

Indoor carbon dioxide levels could be a health hazard, scientists warn
CO2 in bedrooms and offices may affect cognition and cause kidney and bone problems

‘Tis a bit of a problem, isn’t it?

Traditionally, the team say, it had been thought that CO2 levels would need to reach a very high concentration of at least 5,000 parts per million (ppm) before they would affect human health. But a growing body of research suggests CO2 levels as low as 1,000ppm could cause health problems, even if exposure only lasts for a few hours. The team say crowded or poorly ventilated classrooms, office environments and bedrooms have all been found to have levels of CO2 that exceed 1,000ppm, and are spaces that people often remain in for many hours at a time. Air-conditioned trains and planes have also been found to exceed 1,000ppm.

No, this doesn’t mean that climate change is the problem. We’re nowhere near the levels in general where this does become a problem. Rather, it’s our reaction to climate change which is that problem. Because we’re sealing off our indoor space, not allowing ventilation to happen. All to save on those heating and cooling expenses, d’ye see?

The lesson of this research is that Green housing is killing us. We’d better stop building it then, eh? For we need more old style housing with leaky windows…..

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