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
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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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MORE FROM THE CONSCIOUS BUILDER:
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