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!
Casey joined Emily Mottram on her podcast, E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily. He talks about creating The Conscious Builder, which is so much more than a building company. As we continue to push the industry forward, our self awareness is critical. Casey talks about living a conscious life, building a better way, and raising everyones awareness.
Jennifer Lynn Walker has been a green enthusiast for 28 years. Founder of Jolly Green Homes, she is deeply committed to healthy living, alternative green ways of renovating, and recommending eco-friendly resources and products.
She’s been a real estate broker for over 15 years and also founded Montreal Real Estate Investors Group in 2010. With over 1400 members, she holds monthly meetings and workshops, helping newbie investor’s learn more about real estate investing. She is also a regular contributor to the local paper, and has written over 300 articles on real estate.
On todays podcast we’re talking about how her local market has been affected by the pandemic, green real estate, why now is the time to renovate not sell and Jennifer's proposal to renovate her bathroom into an apartment.
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.
In this episode of The Conscious Builder Show, Casey sits down with the Executive Director of Ecology Ottawa, Robb Barnes.
Ecology Ottawa is a not-for-profit, grassroots and volunteer-driven organization that provides residents with the information and tools they need to understand local environmental issues and promote environmental leadership at city hall.
During this episode, Robb talks about Phase Two of Energy Evolution, what we as individuals can do and what other cities are doing to combat the climate crisis.
Please enjoy the show!
Ecology Ottawa Website
Great Glebe Garage Sale
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Karen and Cameron met playing at the Shaw Festival, which is a major non for profit theatre in Niagara on the Lake. Karen and Cameron share how they gradually planned and built a tiny home off grid in Prince Edward Island, which included living in a Yurt. They discuss how their careers in the arts has evolved with the change in lifestyle. This isn’t a story about why you should be a minimalist or live in a tiny home, this is really about a couple that finally took action to pursue their dreams. Episode includes a song from Karen's recent album "The Bayfield Sessions" featuring guest singer Alicia Toner.
Atlantic String Machine
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.