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Passive House Podcast

Interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement. A production of Passive House Accelerator.

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187: Saving Buildings Is Cheap–Prefab Retrofits
In this episode of the Passive House Podcast co-host Zack Semke speaks with Tim McDonald of Onion Flats Architecture on the heels of Tim's involvement in the Reimagine Building PREFAB conference. Tim discusses his firm's current portfolio of passive deep energy retrofit projects  and shares his growing realization that we need to fundamentally rethink our understanding of the economics of retrofits. Compared to building new, saving buildings is cheap! To prove the point, he walks us through the Mayweather Apartments project near Boston.https://www.onionflats.com/https://www.poah.org/https://haycon-inc.com/https://www.facadesx.com/https://rmi.org/our-work/buildings/realize/https://collectivecarpentry.com/https://quantumpassivhaus.com/https://www.reframe.systems/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
63:32 5/21/24
186: Building a Business Building with Panels
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler Welsch talks with Darryn Parkinson of Eclipse Passive House. Darryn is a builder with a passion for sustainability and efficiency. From his early fascination with understanding how things work to his deep concern about environmental impact, Darryn shares his transition from traditional building methods to the innovative world of passive house construction. We explore his challenges and triumphs in setting up a panelized prefabrication factory, the logic-driven approach behind his business model, and the transformative impact of passive house design on health, comfort, and energy efficiency. Join us as we uncover the adventure of building a sustainable future, one panel at a time.https://www.eclipsepassivehouse.com.au/Register now for RBPrefab! https://events.ringcentral.com/events/reimagine-buildings-live-prefab/registrationThank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
62:11 5/13/24
185: Refining Offerings & Expanding Production—Collective Carpentry Hits Its Stride
In this episode of the podcast, Co-Hosts Mary James and Ilka Cassidy speak with Heather Mott, Director of Architecture at Collective Carpentry. Heather provides an update on the progress of the company's pre-designed homes, known as Collective Homes.  She delves into the refinements made to their building process, including advancements in communication with consultants, feedback integration, and the importance of a holistic approach to sustainable construction. Heather also touches on geographical considerations, material choices, mechanical systems, and expansion plans for multi-family projects and a new production shop.This episode is part of our month-long series covering perspectives on Prefab in Passive House, leading up to Reimagine Buildings: PreFab , taking place virtually on May 17th.Check out Collective Carpentry here https://collectivecarpentry.com/Heather will be speaking at Reimagine Buildings Prefab on May 17th! Register now: https://events.ringcentral.com/events/reimagine-buildings-live-prefab/registrationThank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
36:13 5/6/24
184: Scaling Up: Can Prefab Help Passive Building Go Mainstream?
Passive House Podcast co-host Ilka Cassidy interviews Beth Campell of Unity Homes, Edie Dillman of  B.Public Prefab and Katie Faulkner of West Work . This discussion considers pathways toward pre-manufactured buildings and tackles challenges in large scale market adoption from four different viewpoints: the architect, the builder, the software integrator, and the retrofit specialist.This episode is part of our month-long series covering perspectives on Prefab in Passive House, leading up to Reimagine Buildings: PreFab , taking place virtually on May 17th.https://bpublicprefab.com/https://west-work.com/https://unityhomes.com/Register now for Reimagine Buildings PreFab here:  https://events.ringcentral.com/events/reimagine-buildings-live-prefab/registrationThank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
75:38 4/30/24
Bonus Episode: Gunter and Markus Lang (Passathon) & Clara Kupelwieser (GBS Summer University) at IPHC 2024
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Michael Ingui interviews Gunter and Markus Lang of Passathon & Clara Kupelwieser of Green Building Solutions Summer University.https://passathon.at/https://www.oeadstudenthousing.at/en/summer-universities/gbs/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
08:42 4/28/24
Bonus Episode: Sarah Lewis & Yogini Patel of Passivhaus Trust (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Mary James interviews  Sarah Lewis & Yogini Patel of Passivhaus Trust.https://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
11:16 4/27/24
Bonus Episode: Andrew Michler (Hyper Local Workshop), Bronwyn Barry (Passive House bb), Bruce Becker (Becker+Becker) (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Mary James interviews  Andrew Michler of Hyper Local Workshop, Bronwyn Barry of Passive House bb, & Bruce Becker of Becker+Becker.https://www.passivehousebb.com/https://hyperlocalarch.com/https://www.beckerandbecker.com/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
24:26 4/26/24
183: Scottish Social Housing with Angela Currie
Join co-host Matthew Cutler Welsh in his conversation with Angela Currie of Hanover in Scotland. Angela delves into the world of social housing in Scotland, exploring its rich history, the evolving landscape of affordable housing, and the challenges of climate change. From Edinburgh to rural villages like Drymen, discover how housing associations like Hanover are reshaping communities and improving lives. Explore topics ranging from the impact of legislation like the right to buy, to innovative housing designs like Passive House standards, and the critical role of social housing in Scotland.Links:https://www.hanover.scot/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
50:31 4/25/24
Bonus Episode: Jessica Grove Smith of Passivhaus Institute (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Mary James interviews Jessica Grove Smith of Passivhaus Institute.https://passivehouse.com/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
09:28 4/24/24
Bonus Episode: Lloyd Alter (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Michael Ingui  interviews Lloyd Alter.https://www.linkedin.com/in/lloyd-alter-827ba7/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
16:54 4/23/24
Bonus Episode: Clare Parry of Development Victoria (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy  interviews Clare Parry of Development Victoria.https://www.passivhausassociation.com.au/news/thepassivhausplaybookhttps://www.development.vic.gov.au/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
13:10 4/21/24
Bonus Episode: Jose Marcelino Garcia Gutierrez, Susanne Theumer, & Elena Reyes (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-hosts of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy and Mary James interview Jose Marcelino Garcia Gutierrez of BBVA Mexico and Susanne Theumer & Elena Reyes of Passivhaus Institute.https://passivehouse.com/https://www.bbva.com/en/specials/bbva-bancomer-mexico/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
27:29 4/19/24
Bonus Episode: In Cho of Passive House for Everyone! (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy  interviews In Cho of Passive House for Everyone! https://www.passivehouseforeveryone.org/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
22:25 4/18/24
Bonus Episode: Paolo Massacesi of CASSA (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Jose Sosa  interviews  Paolo Massacesi of CASSA.https://www.linkedin.com/in/paolo-massacesi-76338048/?originalSubdomain=arThank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
21:41 4/17/24
182: Building Excellence: Insights from NYSERDA's BOE Awards
In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, co-host Zack Smeke is live at the NYSERDA BOE Round 4 Awards. Listen in as he interviews Illya Azaroff,  Lois Arena, and award winners:  Fernando Villa and Sara Bayer,  Natalie Seagriff, Ed Ettinger, Sean Flynn and Mark Ginsberg. Explore their cutting-edge projects, and discuss the future of green building. From energy-efficient technologies to innovative materials, this episode is a deep dive into the strategies and challenges of creating buildings that not only look good but do good for the planet and communities. Whether you're a professional in the field or simply a fan of sustainability, join us for an inspiring look at the future of architecture and construction through the lens of NYSERDA's Buildings of Excellence.Check out the winning projects: https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/buildings-of-excellence-round-four-winners-announcedhttps://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Multifamily-Buildings-of-Excellence/WinnersThank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
49:51 4/16/24
Bonus Episode: Anna Czerwinska of Atelier d'Architecture RIVAT (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy  interviews Anna Czerwinska  of Atelier d'Architecture RIVAThttps://www.rivat-architecte.fr/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
19:53 4/15/24
Bonus Episode: Marius Soflete (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy  interviews Marius Soflete a structural engineer, specialist Passive House designer and construction content creator who wants to help you build better.https://www.youtube.com/c/MariusSofletehttps://soflete.ro/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
31:32 4/12/24
Bonus Episode: Bjorn Kierulf of Ecococon (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Mary James interviews Bjorn Kierulf of Ecococon.https://ecococon.eu/us/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
12:57 4/11/24
Bonus Episode: Gabriel Rojas of the University of Innsbruck (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Mary James interviews Gabriel Rojas of the University of Innsbruck.https://www.uibk.ac.at/en/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
16:05 4/10/24
Bonus Episode: Diana Ürge-Vorsatz of IPCC (IPHC 2024)
In this special bonus episode recorded at the In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Inns­bruck, Aus­tria co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews keynote speaker Diana Ürge-Vorsatz a Professor at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, at the Central European University (CEU) and Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).https://www.ipcc.ch/https://passivhaustagung.de/en/Thank you to our sponsor, Source 2050 for making the Passive House Podcast at  In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce.https://source2050.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
33:17 4/9/24
181: From Earth to Efficiency with Lachlan Gales
In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, co-host Matthew Cutler Welsh talks with Lachlan Gales of Ovens & King Builders in Wangaratta, Australia. Lachlan takes us through the evolution of his building philosophy, driven by a passion for alternative construction methods. He discusses the technical shifts, the learning curve, and the real-life impacts of building homes that not only withstand extreme temperatures but also offer unparalleled living comfort. Join us as we explore how dedication to craftsmanship, continuous learning, and a commitment to environmental stewardship can redefine the future of construction and community living.https://www.wangarattabuilders.com.au/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
49:48 4/2/24
180: Inner Development Goals (IDGs) and Buildings with Kevin Stack and Melissa O'Mara
In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, co-host Ilka Cassidy talks with Melissa O'Mara and Kevin Stack of The Leaders Co-Lab at the NYS Green Building Conference. Melissa and Kevin share their vision for transforming the built environment. Their session, "Accelerating Transformation through Inner Development Goals," unveils a profound approach to achieving sustainability not just through technical standards but by fostering inner growth and a shift in consciousness within the construction and architectural communities. Join us for a journey into the depths of what it means to build sustainably, not just through materials and metrics, but through the cultivation of our inner selves and our relationships with each other and the planet. This episode is a call to action for all involved in the creation and stewardship of our built environment, to embrace the IDGs and create a legacy of positive impact for the seventh generation and beyond.https://theleaderscolab.comhttps://www.ngbc.us/taxonomy-of-work/building-in-natures-image/Connect with Melissa: melissa.omara@theleaderscolab.com  The IDG Framework: https://www.innerdevelopmentgoals.org/framework NYSERDA Buildings of Excellence Round 4 Awards https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/events/nyserda-buildings-of-excellence-round-four-awardsThank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
45:08 3/25/24
Building Energy Boston with Jacob Goldman
In this special bonus episode recorded at NESEA Building Energy Boston, co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews Jacob Goldman of Energy Tax Savers.LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobgoldman1/Website: https://www.energytaxsavers.com/Thank you to our sponsor, New Energy Works for making the Passive House Podcast at  NESEA Building Energy Boston.https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
17:50 3/25/24
Building Energy Boston with Anna Demeo
In this special bonus episode recorded at NESEA Building Energy Boston, co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews Anna Demeo of Gage Zero. https://nesea.org/users/anna-demeohttps://gagezero.com/Thank you to our sponsor, New Energy Works for making the Passive House Podcast at  NESEA Building Energy Boston.https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
16:52 3/24/24
Building Energy Boston with Gail Sullivan and Dr. Marvin Loiseau
In this special bonus episode recorded at NESEA Building Energy Boston, co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews Dr. Marvin Loiseau of Franklin Cummings Tech and Gail Sullivan of Studio G Architects. https://franklincummings.edu/https://studiogarchitects.com/Thank you to our sponsor, New Energy Works for making the Passive House Podcast at  NESEA Building Energy Boston.https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
24:08 3/23/24
Building Energy Boston with Rachel White & Michael Hindle
In this special bonus episode recorded at NESEA Building Energy Boston, co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews Rachel White of Bygg Meister Design and Build, and  Michael Hindle of Passive to Positive.https://www.passivetopositive.com/https://www.byggmeister.com/Thank you to our sponsor, New Energy Works for making the Passive House Podcast at  NESEA Building Energy Boston.https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
22:42 3/22/24
Building Energy Boston with Elaine Hoffman, Jennifer Johnson, & Patrick Murphy
In this special bonus episode recorded at NESEA Building Energy Boston, co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews Elaine Hoffman of Goody Clancy, Jennifer Johnson of Nitsch Engineering, and  Patrick Murphy of Vanderweil Engineers.Keynote Presentation : https://nesea.org/session/designing-resilience-response-extreme-weatherThank you to our sponsor, New Energy Works for making the Passive House Podcast at  NESEA Building Energy Boston.https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
18:51 3/21/24
Building Energy Boston with Florence MacGregor and Bryan Bleier
In this special bonus episode recorded at NESEA Building Energy Boston, co-host of the Passive House Podcast Ilka Cassidy interviews Florence MacGregor of NESEA and Bryan Bleier of New Energy Works.https://nesea.org/https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you to our sponsor, New Energy Works for making the Passive House Podcast at  NESEA Building Energy Boston.https://newenergyworks.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
13:51 3/19/24
179: Future-Proofing with Passive Design: The Cornerblock Story, with Ben Sinclair
In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, co-host Matthew Cutler-Welsh talks with Ben Sinclair of Gold Coast, Australia based CORNERBLOCK. Ben shares his unique journey from managing a family business to pioneering the sustainable Cornerblock project on the Gold Coast. Ben's approach, informed by his diverse background and keen observation of conventional building inefficiencies, led to embracing Passive House principles for commercial property development. Cornerblock stands as a testament to innovative, sustainable design in a challenging subtropical climate, redefining commercial building standards and tenant comfort. Ben's insights highlight the evolving real estate demands, the importance of thoughtful design, and the value of sustainable investments.CORNERBLOCK (cornerblockgc.com.au)Ben Sinclair | LinkedInbasehaus.com.auThank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
59:48 3/19/24
178: The Strengths of Retrofitting
Passive House Podcast co-hosts Ilka Cassidy and Mary James sit down with Betsy Agar, Director of the Pembina Institute's Buildings Program, a leading voice in policy and research for decarbonizing homes and buildings. With a background in Civil Engineering and Building Science, Betsy discusses her journey into advocating for sustainable building practices and the challenges and opportunities in the industry. From tackling regulatory barriers to promoting market transformation, Betsy shares insights on deep retrofitting, climate resilience, and affordable housing. Join as we explore topics ranging from prefab panel supply chains to labor shortages in British Columbia, and discover the strategies needed to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon future in our built environment. https://www.pembina.org/Reframed Lab: https://reframedinitiative.org/lab/Deep Retrot Accelerator Initiative: https://natural-resources.canada.ca/energy-efficiency/buildings/deep-retrofit-accelerator-initiative/24925Retrofit Canada Conference: https://retrofitcanadaconference.energyconferencenetwork.com/Thank you for listening to the Passive House Podcast! To learn more about Passive House and to stay abreast of our latest programming, visit passivehouseaccelerator.com. And please join us at one of our Passive House Accelerator LIVE! zoom gatherings on Wednesdays.
50:20 3/12/24

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