Casey is back to answer another question from a viewer. Arian Kooger asks "What problems have you encountered using cost plus pricing and how have you handled them?".
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Have you ever wondered what it's like to live in a Passive House? Simply put... it's awesome! But I'm sure you want to know more than that. Our speciality is in building healthy, comfortable, and efficient homes which is really difficult to put into a pretty picture on Instagram! It's something you need to experience for yourself. Casey shares what it was like living in a Passive House for 4 years.
VIDEO - What It's Like Living in a Passive House
Casey explains why you may have basement moisture issues in a new home and recommends some products to help with the issue.
Architect Chris Straka joins Casey for a conversation on how we are changing the way we view our personal spaces and work spaces as circumstances have changed over the past few months.
Chris is the President of VERT plan.design.build and has collaborated on many projects with The Conscious Builder. VERT specializes in the creation of custom homes, provides planning approvals, architectural design and construction management services.
Chris holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary, which complements his undergraduate degrees in Urban Geography, Education, and Outdoor Recreation Parks and Tourism. Chris has been a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, and is currently a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
Ashley Marinko and Mark Wille join us from the Illinois Green Alliance Organization, which is a chapter of the United States Green Building Council. We dive into the Green Build House Tour 2020. If you are interested in passive house design, deep energy retrofits, all-electric homes and homeowner-driven sustainability projects - you won't want to miss these webinars!
Architect Jane Wilson and our client Kim join Casey in a conversation and presentation on our current Net Zero Build. To take a look at the progression of the floor plans and site plan and an update on its current status, you can find the full video on our Youtube channel at The Conscious Builder Inc.
Greg Labbé joins Casey from the comfort of his 110 year old home in Toronto where he is in self quarantine with his family. They discuss planning for efficiency, adapting to new processes, Greg's work, and more.
Since 2017, Greg has worked as the Lab Manager for the Graduate Program in Building Science at Ryerson University. He mainly works with students who already have degrees and work experience on their path to either a Master's of PhD degree. Greg's work consists mostly in mentoring students with practical questions about field testing buildings, some tutorials on how to use testing equipment and conduct specific ASTM standard test methods. For students doing physical research, he helps them procure, design, assemble and maintain their testing apparatus.
Episode 81: Building Multi Unit Buildings for the Long Term with the Non Profit Organization Centretown for Citizens (CCOC) and CSV Architects
Casey participates in Smart613's Green Building Tour, taking place at Beaver Barrack's hosted by Graeme Hussey Director of Housing Development at CCOC. Graeme gets into the details of the site, including the installation of the first ever multi unit Geo-Thermal System in Canada at the time. In part two of the tour, Anthony Leaning Principal Architect at CSV Architects introduces us to their first passive house for CCOC.
The Conscious Builder recently completed a Net Zero Fossil Fuel Free custom home in Ottawa, Ontario. Casey discusses the project and interviews some of the professionals involved including designer Lynne Lafontaine who addressed some design flaws on the original plans, lead carpenter Darcy Lott talks about his biggest regret, energy advisor Stephen Magneron takes us through the blower door test, solar installer Mike Gauthier, talks about the costs and the homes current performance and director of Net Zero Housing for the Canadian Home Builders Association, Sonja Winkelmann gets us excited about some future financing options. This is a must listen for anyone considering building a high performance home or a custom home in general, or wants to stay up to date in the industry.
Casey meets up with friend and entrepreneur, Matthew Pedersen. They first worked together when Casey built his Passive House and they reconnect to discuss the future of home comfort, advancements in research and technology, and insights from he automobile industry.