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
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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Episode 132: The Design and Build Industry is Fuelling a Culture of Waste (+ What We Can Do!) with Katie Storey
Did you know that 500 million tons of construction and demolition debris is generated annually in the US? Did you know that each year 12.2 million tons of furniture and furnishings end up in landfills?
Those are big numbers! The good news is that the Good Future Design Alliance is developing a solution. Founder, Katie Storey, joins us today for an interview to give us more information. In this conversation we talk about making the shift to a career you love no matter what stage of life you are in, the amount of waste in the design and building industry, the GFDA's mission to reduce waste, and the impacts if we don't change.
Casey is back to answer another question from a viewer. This week we are talking about solar panels.
Are solar panels really a green option?
How much energy goes into making them?
If you have a question let us know and we will feature it on an upcoming episode!
Are Solar Panels Really a Green Option? on Youtube
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
Alexx Stuart interviewed two builders a few weeks back. First up, Casey Grey, aka the Conscious Builder. Casey was born to build as demonstrated by a voracious lego habit as a child, a passion for construction and seeing how things fit together, leading to his first job in construction at 17 and his own construction business a few years later. One day asking “WHY?” he realized he wanted to fulfill a bigger purpose than simply building houses for people, but making the experience a conscious, low impact one from start to finish: The Conscious Builder was born and the rest is history. We talk passive house, building materials, renovation vs building pitfalls, and more on today’s show.
This interview was originally recorded for the Low Tox Life Podcast with Alexx Stuart. This is a replay of the episode.
Alexx Stuart is an educator and change agent who founded Low Tox Life in 2010 after seeing the lack of transparency in our food system, personal care and cleaning products. The Low Tox Life provides real support for real people wanting to make better choices for their health and our planet.
Marla is on a mission to empower you to create healthier, more comfortable homes for your clients and yourself. Simple swaps to green and sustainable actions and products are the way to better homes.
She hosts the Everyday Green Home podcast and manages Everyday Green Home – an online green shop. Her book, Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices to a Better Home, a 2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award finalist, was published by NAHB BuilderBooks. Marla shares what makes a green home green, why it matters and how to do it – a bit at a time or all at once.
Casey Grey interviews Abby Kinney, the co-host of the Upzoned podcast produced by Strong Towns, an international movement dedicated towards making communities across the United States and Canada financially strong and resilient. During her regular work days Abby is an urban design and planning consultant at Gould Evans Studio for City Design in Kansas City, Missouri.
Peter Darlington and Tyler Hermanson join Casey Grey to chat about Peter's home, which is the first home certified under CHBA's Net Zero Renovation Program.
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!