This is a question for @reef-building. I was wondering if there is a willingness to make The Reef methane-free, by which I mean not even being connected to the gas network. Reasons:
- As a passive building, The Reef would need nearly no heating. And what it does need, it could get via heat pumps.
- Methane is a fossil fuel. Electricity, instead, can be generated by renewable sources. So, in a “good” (climate-aware) future scenario, the use of gas would stop completely.
- What’s not there does not need installation or maintenance, so we would save a bit on building costs.
- Reduced risks of and from fires.
Would you be willing to give this matter some thinking and brief the group with your results?