Shawna is Blue House Energy's resident building science expert, designer of green homes, and planner for deep energy retrofits. A sought after speaker, author, and blogger, she has published numerous books, research reports, and technical studies in the industry. She also creates course content and provides instructional design and business development.
2:10 Meet Shawna Henderson
5:00 energy advisor, home inspector, nova scotia,
7:18 R2000 bad builders
14:58 what’s the payback
16:00 what is a retrofit - energuide for houses
18:52 deep retrofit
20:15 increasing insulation once in a lifetime 22:20 CCMC canadian construction materials center
25:00 contractors should be licensed
31:00 what is resiliency?
40:00 training course
Ben Adam-Smith worked in TV and radio for 15 years. With a growing concern about the environment, he wanted to play his part in looking for solutions. As our homes are probably the biggest part of our carbon footprint he started there. He set up a podcast called House Planning Help and documented what he learnt as he went about his own Passivhaus project. A decade on and his website is going from strength to strength. He also launched a membership community called The Hub to help others who want to build high performance, low carbon homes. Ben is passionate about the environment and believes with wise decisions about how we live our lives we can all make a difference.
You can find more from Ben here:
3:45 Sites near london
6:16 embodied carbon, concrete and steel
8:05 pollution and extinction, extreme weather
10:33 other ways to reduce footprint
16:00 more government incentives
17:05 victorian building being brought up to passive house system
19:50 what did you learn from building the passive house
27:50 gas boiler - radiators
28:55 ventilation system
35:00 we can’t make last minute decisions