Bob Deeks joins Casey for a conversation on the path to Net Zero ready, workplace safety, low carbon construction, and more.
Bob is President of RDC Fine Homes, a high performance net zero and net zero ready builder of new custom homes and renovations operating out of Whistler and servicing the south coast of BC. Bob is a past president of CHBA BC, past chair of the CHBA National Technical Research Committee and Net Zero Council, a member of the Standing Committee for Energy Efficiency with Codes Canada and currently sits as CO vice chair of the BC Energy Step Code Council.
RDC Fine Homes
Episode 150: Why You Need to Visit Your Local Tool Library with Co-Founder of the Ottawa Tool Library
Bettina Vollmerhausen, Co-Founder of the Ottawa Tool Library joins Casey for an inspiring interview. They talk about the brand new location for OTL, the programs they offer including tool lending, workshops, shared workspaces.
The Ottawa Tool Library is a non-profit tool lending library in the heart of Ottawa – providing tools, expertise and a workspace for projects.
Ottawa Tool Library Website
Episode 149: What's an Energy Audit? with Stephen Magneron from Homseol Building Solutions
A lot exciting things are on the horizon when it comes to improving the performance of your home. In this video we welcome Stephen Magnerson from Homesol Building Solutions back to the show to talk about energy audits.
What is exactly is an energy audit? Listen to find out.
Full video on Youtube
HomeSol Building Solutions
Episode 148: How To Make Your Home More Sustainable with Casey Grey on the Sachs Realty Podcast
Buildings make up 40% of our greenhouse gasses globally. There's a radical change coming and everyone can participate.
Casey joined Todd Sachs for Sachs Realty's Tuesday Night Podcast to talk about things you can do to have a healthier and more sustainable home, while being friendlier to our planet at the same time.
Full Interview on Youtube
Episode 147: My Personal Sustainability Goals for the Future with Heather Jeffrey Re4M Design and Fabrication
Heather Jeffery from Re4m Design and Fabrication interviews Casey for the Earth Week Interview Series. At Re4m, they turn commercial and industrial waste into furnishing, fixtures, and displays for other businesses. Heather has joined us on the podcast before, you can check out our other conversations at the links below.
Re4m Shop Tour
Re4m Design and Fabrication
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Episode 146: What is Fast Furniture? Solutions for Furniture Waste with Jamie Facciola from Furniturecycle
It's time to shift how you think about used furniture. Jamie Facciola from Furniturecycle joins us on the podcast this week to talk about the catalyst to launch Furniturecycle, how her lived experience informs her work, and some interesting learnings so far.
Jamie Facciola is an award-winning social entrepreneur whose work on developing local solutions to circular economy challenges has been covered in BBC News, Fast Company, and GreenBiz. Her professional background is in environmental science and corporate environmental management. She is on the Board of the National Upholstery Association, and holds a Master of Environmental Science and Management from the Bren School at UCSB.
Full Episode on Youtube
Episode 144: What's The Payback on Going Solar or Passive - PLUS, Why is PACE Changing The Answer!
Corey Diamond, Executive Director of Efficiency Canada, joins Casey for a conversation about his background, his work and opportunities for us to influence policy and make a difference!
Corey has more than two decades of experience leading social change organizations focused on engaging people to take action on critical environmental and social issues. He was previously the COO and Partner of global consulting firm, Realized Worth, a company focused on the design and implementation of corporate volunteering and giving programs. Corey also spent 10 years helping to lead Summerhill, a national firm focused on engaging the public on energy efficiency behaviours. Corey volunteers his time on a number of boards and committees. An avid reader, record collector and musician, his greatest passion is hugging trees and travelling the world with his family.
Full Episode on Youtube
Ross Elliott joins Casey for an engaging conversation where he shares his experience from 40+ years in the field of green building. Ross was formerly the owner of Homesol, who we use for all of our energy advising, and he is now retired and spends time gathering sap to produce maple syrup. He shares his experience building and living in a Net Zero home, what's going on during maple syrup season on his 5 acre organic farmstead, 4Syte and the future of indigenous housing.
Full interview on Youtube
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Lively Up Harvest
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.
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