Episode 142: The Benefits of Building a Passive House with Chris Ballard of Passive House Canada
Chris Ballard from Passive House Canada joins Casey Grey for an interview on episode 142 of The Conscious Builder Podcast.
We discuss the current climate crisis, the future of new builds and making existing properties more energy efficient, building to the Passive House standard to reduce energy and environmental impact, and what our role as individuals is in supporting this movement.
Chris Ballard has a history of supporting environmental and land use causes, most recently as the Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy. He also served as the Minister of Housing and the Minister responsible for Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy and Member of the Treasury Board. Chris is a past Executive Director of the 60,000 member Consumers’ Association of Canada (Ontario) and a founding board member of the Consumers Council of Canada. His leadership in journalism, communications and public affairs includes terms as President and Board member of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.
Casey joined mortgage broker Chad Robinson on The Practical Broker podcast late last summer. This is a replay from the episode.
They talk about building homes, renovations and how The Conscious Builder takes a different approach to issues in the construction industry.
Dan Seguin interviews Casey about high performance homes and the steps it takes to shift to varying degrees of eco-conscious living. They discuss how passive homes compare to a so-called "regular house" and what homeowners can expect with respect to their carbon footprint and future energy bills.
This interview was originally recorded for the Think Energy Podcast. This is a replay of the episode.
Think Energy Podcast
We had so much to cover with Stephen King that he is back for a second episode! Casey and Stephen we talk about the importance of backing up emotional decisions with data driven decisions and the drivers of profits.
Stephen brings a unique combination of vision, foresight, and experience to help small businesses run better, grow faster and make more money. Regarded as one of the accounting industry's top thought leaders, he's currently serving as President & CEO of GrowthForce, one of the nation’s largest cloud-based accounting services.
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Casey Grey is back to answer another question from a viewer. This week he answers the difference between an air barrier and a vapour barrier.
If you have a question, let us know and we will feature it on an upcoming episode!
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