Originating from the DC metropolitan area, Jesse stumbled on a process that was broken and backed up with no solution in sight: Government oversight and construction or permitting.
He started doing the work part-time while working at a local bar and restaurant in the evenings and nights until he became so busy with the permitting work that it became his full-time venture.
There's a massive need for quality expediting services to unclog the pipeline and get these projects into production!
In this episode, we chat about how government involvement drives up costs, how to pull permits more quickly and how properly planned incentives could actually speed up the permitting process while maintaining existing costs or even lowering them.
4:00 Permit process
14:40 How does it work where you are
21:10 where they provide services
23:15 How to speed up the process
head over to: https://www.citypermit.us/contact
to put in your name, phone number, and email for a free estimate.
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Paul Grahovac joins Casey to discuss benefits of passive house, how to market passive houses and how both passive house and prefabrication can save you time and money.
Paul holds degrees in Economics and Law from the University of Kansas. He has been active in the construction industry for 30 years -- first as a construction defects trial lawyer and later as corporate counsel and an expert in Passive House prefabricated wall and window assemblies and in air barrier technology. He spent ten years in technology development and licensing at a U.S Department of Energy Research & Development Laboratory. He is active in the Air Barrier Association of America and the Passive House Alliance US.
Paul works for Build SMART, LLC and PROSOCO, Inc. where he holds positions handling legal, marketing, risk management, and codes, standards, testing and field support.
2:00 Intro into Construction
3:39 Law School
5:29 Building Defects
7:20 Build Smart Products
21:50 Marketing Tactics
27:00 Benefits of Passive house
30:50 Financial Case for Passive House
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Virginia Cinquemani is the founder and director of Green Gorilla Consultants Ltd, a unique training and coaching company focusing exclusively on empowering sustainability professionals to become the most confident and assertive version of themselves, and to successfully accomplish their sustainability projects even when their stakeholders think sustainability is a waste of time and money!
Virginia is a qualified architect, project manager, BREEAM AP, ISO14001 Lead Auditor and Practitioner Coach, with a lifelong passion for sustainability. She is the author of SustainABLE: How to Find Success as a Sustainability Professional in a Rapidly Changing World, a practical guide for those that have a passion for sustainability but cannot make an impact.
Virginia is also an Assistant Lecturer in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Coventry University.
During her previous long career at BRE, Virginia was the author of Integrating BREEAM throughout the Design Process (the best-selling publication that for the first time helped assessors tackle BREEAM assessments strategically), and of BREEAM Healthcare (on behalf of the NHS) and BREEAM Higher Education (on behalf of AUDE and HEFCE); additionally, she managed the BRE Innovation Park and the BRE Academy membership scheme.
Some of the topics discussed today are; how to sell sustainability to people who don’t care, why communication is so important and why listening can be one of the most powerful tools in your toolbox. Enjoy this conversation with Virginia Cinquemani.
Virginia's book - https://www.thegreengorilla.co.uk/sustainable-the-book
More from Virginia:https://www.linkedin.com/in/virginiacinquemani/
3:20 How do you define sustainability?
16:38 How do you sell sustainability?
22:37 Effective Communication
25:07 Sustainable - Virginia Cinquemani's latest book
Jacob Deva Racusin (Ra-Q-Son) is Director of Building Science and Sustainability with New Frameworks Natural Design/Build, offering services in renovation, new construction, consultation, and education. As a builder, consultant, designer, and educator, Jacob is able to merge his passions for ecological stewardship, relationship to place, and social justice. Jacob has authored two books and numerous articles, and regularly instructs on topics of building science and climate impact. An active member of the Carbon Leadership Forum, Jacob is engaged in code and policy development, professional training, and other initiatives supporting the transition to a more just industry.
We chat about how natural building products and techniques can be superior to manufactured products, how a cooperative business is operated, and how solutions to problems aren’t always where you think they are.
Download and use the new BEAM tool: https://www.buildersforclimateaction.org/beam-estimator.html
MORE FROM JACOB
0:00 Introduction Background
5:00 Technology Natural?
7:20 Straw Bale Assembly
16:20 Finishing Straw Bale
18:10 Range of Projects/Products
21:20 Insulation Options
27:20 Operating a Co op
35:20 Possible solutions to the housing crisis
Sigi Koko is the principal designer at Down to Earth Design, which she founded in 1998 to help people achieve their dreams of living in natural, healthy homes. She translates each client’s vision into a unique building design that reflects their personality and lifestyle, while responding to the surrounding landscape and climate. Sigi’s uniquely collaborative design process provides a high level of information and support, encouraging her clients to engage fully throughout design and construction. Sigi also teaches natural building workshops that empower her clients to contribute meaningfully during the construction of their own home.
MORE FROM SIGI:
2:07 Interest in natural building
7:00 Insulation Choices
10:00 Straw bale
12:00 Air Barrier
15:40 Heating and Cooling
16:00 Passive Solar
25:00 Code Compliance
32:00 Custom home vs custom natural
37:00 Future of natural building
As we hit 200 podcast episodes, Casey reflects on what it has taken to get here and introduces more of the team! It's a new era as Casey's finally moving to working more remotely on the business while the crew have things covered on site.
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5:00 7 Tips for a better, leader, husband, business owner
16:24 Meet the on site team
28:00 Head of Operations
37:00 Chainsaw Retrofit
44: Business Growth the hardest Part
#199 - Conversation with Eric Anderton - Leadership Communication, High Performance and Effective Meetings
Eric Anderton is a consultant who helps Commercial Construction Executives increase profits, reduce overhead/expenses and increase team effectiveness. He helps people to think critically about their challenges, and draws out answers from people that they would not have got by themselves. He enables businesses to uniquely describe their purpose and values, and craft clear action plans.
Eric has just released a new book which can be found here:
Free chapter: https://constructiongenius.pages.ontraport.net/freechapter
For more from eric:
2:20 - Experience in Leadership
4:10 - Profit
7:40 - Conflict Resolution
13:40 Improving team Dynamic and Benchmarking
24:10 Achieving High Performance
28:10 Running an effective meeting
Matt Daigle is the Founder and CEO of Rise - an education-first online home improvement store that sells only vetted sustainable products and materials. While Matt always had a love of renovations, it was the birth of his first child and the challenges he faced in his home renovations, along with his innate desire to build social impact companies that led to the creation of Rise.
For More from Matt:
https://www.facebook.com//buildwithrise https://www.instagram.com/buildwithrise/ https://www.linkedin.com/company/buildwithrise https://www.youtube.com/c/RiseYouTube https://www.pinterest.ca/buildwithrise/_created/ https://twitter.com/buildwithrise
From The Conscious Builder:
1:34 Start of rise
4:50 What is sustainable?
13:30 What are some popular products?
23:19 Future of construction
24:00 Changes to industry-innovation
26:00 Reducing construction waste
28:344 Matt’s Victorian home reno
35:00 Matt’s current team and plans for the future
Rider Petch is a certified and Registered Energy Advisor with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Rider is a Professional Biologist who shifted to his career as an EA to focus assertively on climate abatement. His goal is to help clients build low energy, net zero, carbon-smart, feel-good homes. Rider is the Owner of Fluent Energy Consulting. Fluent works with homeowners and builders to create high performance homes and climb the BC Energy Step Code as quickly and affordably as possible.
Rider believes we need to reduce both energy and carbon emissions in a home if the EnerGuide program will be successful in helping us meet our Paris GHG reduction targets.
More from Rider:
LinkedIN site here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/fluent-energy-consulting/?viewAsMember=true
13:30 Energy Advisor
18:30 Tracking emissions
27:00 Healthy, durable, safe,
30:00 Carbon Tax
34:00 Policy changes needed
Co-founder and CEO at Agorus, Garrett Moore brings a career of executive-level leadership and technology expertise to the construction industry. He earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Master’s in Cyber Security from Tel Aviv University. Garrett is an Olmsted Scholar, prior collegiate athlete, and Navy Veteran.
This episode it’s all about pre-fabrication. We discuss how traveling around the world help Garrett with his current business, why panelization is the sweet spot and how this is only a small step towards solving our housing crisis in North America.
For More from Garrett:
2:00 How Garrett got into Pre-Fab
6:11 First steps Pre Fab
20:00 Core mission below cost