Aug. 8, 2022

Understanding Air Tightness Testing - Gervase Mangwana (3/3) - BS085

The concluding part to my conversation with Gervase Mangwana - This episode we talk through air tightness testing and what the re…

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Aug. 4, 2022

How deep to Retrofit & Ventilating Right - Gervase Mangwana (2/3) - B…

Part two of my conversation with Gervase Mangwana - This episode follows on from BS083 and we talk carbon payback, and cost payba…

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Aug. 1, 2022

Retrofitting to EnerPHit standard - Gervase Mangwana - BS083

This is the first of 3 episodes with Gervase Wangwana - a Retrofit specialist, Airtightness tester and reformed DJ. Part 2 will …

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July 21, 2022

Material Carbon Emissions & The BEAM Calculator - Chris Magwood - BS0…

Chris Magwood is once again our guest on the podcast. Today we are discussing calculating materials carbon emissions, which might…

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June 17, 2022

An architect's guide to achieving a work/life balance - Clare Nash - …

Today I'm joined by Clare Nash who describes herself as an "Architect creating dream eco-homes, barn conversions plus environment…

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June 16, 2022

Contemporary Vernacular Design - Clare Nash - BS081

The second Episode with Architect Clare Nash this time discussing the findings from her book https://www.ribabooks.com/ Contempor…

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May 30, 2022

Life Cycle Analysis in Construction - Jane Anderson - BS079

This week on the podcast we have Jane Anderson, who is an expert in Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), EPD and Embodied Carbon for constr…

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May 11, 2022

Ventilation and Timber (Futurebuild 2022) - Vince House & Matt Steven…

Two conversations recorded at Futurebuild 2022. Vince House talks about demand controlled ventilation and Matt Stevenson about ho…

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May 11, 2022

Green Building Calculator & Cobbauge (Futurebuild 2022) - Brian Murph…

Conversations recorded at Futurebuild 2022 with Brian Murphy of the Green Building Calculator and Rowland Keable of EBUKI talking…

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April 30, 2022

The Last Straw Journal - Alex Henderson, Gavin Fraser, Kenny Fallon &…

This episode we are talking to the brand new editorial team for the Last Straw Journal - Alex Henderson, Gavin Fraser, Kenny Fall…

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April 12, 2022

EnerPHit - Passive House Retrofit, Air tightness and Ventilation - Es…

Building Physicist and certified PassivHaus designer Es Tresidder is back to discuss his EnerPHit retrofit project on his family…

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March 30, 2022

Does adding mass to your building make it more energy efficient? - Es…

It's a commonly held belief that adding mass into your building will make it more energy efficient. In this episode I talk with E…

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March 15, 2022

Selling Sustainability, Not Your Soul - Virginia Cinquemani - BS073

Virginia is a qualified architect, project manager, BREEAM AP and ISO14001 Lead Auditor, with a lifelong passion for sustainabili…

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Feb. 28, 2022

Biophilic Design at Source - Sophie Lacey - BS072

Today we talk about mindful spaces and biophilic meditation with Sophie Lacey. Sophie has been running her own freelance copywrit…

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Feb. 14, 2022

How to design the natural home of your dreams - Sigi Koko - BS070

Sigi Koko is the principal designer of Down to Earth Design, which she founded in 1998 to help her clients manifest their dreams …

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Feb. 14, 2022

Natural Homes - Materials, Myths and Empowerment - Sigi Koko - BS071

Sigi Koko is the principal designer of Down to Earth Design, which she founded in 1998 to help her clients manifest their dreams …

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Feb. 1, 2022

Affordable cob homes built by AI drones - Daniel Weddle & Zach Dwiel …

Well, there's a title I didn't expect to write when I started this podcast! Today I'm talking to Danny and Zach from Terran Robot…

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Jan. 18, 2022

Good Insulation and Avoiding Condensation - Part 1- Ben Kerslake - BS…

With energy prices soaring, everybody has good reason to be thinking about adding more insulation to their home. In this episode …

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Jan. 18, 2022

Good Insulation and Avoiding Condensation - Part 2 - Ben Kerslake - B…

Part 2! (Check out episode 67 for Part 1) With energy prices soaring, everybody has good reason to be thinking about adding more …

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Jan. 6, 2022

A Circular, Bioregional Construction Economy - George Massoud & Summe…

We discuss the report created by Material Cultures and ARUP which examines the potential positive impacts of a bioregional constr…

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Dec. 20, 2021

How to make our interior space healthy and sustainable - Rachel Fowle…

Rachel Fowler is an interior designer who focusses on creating healthy and sustainable spaces. We discuss how to design healthy, …

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Dec. 7, 2021

What are the environmental impacts of building with Straw? - John But…

John Butler is back for another episode, this time focussing on 'natural' materials and their whole life carbon. Topics include: …

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Nov. 30, 2021

Why should we be building Passivhaus? - John Butler - BS063

In this episode John explains the principles and requirements of Passivhaus construction. He dispels some common myths and goes i…

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Nov. 16, 2021

Changing Construction Materials and Cultures in the Waste Age - Georg…

The construction industry needs a shake up. Not just in the materials that are used but in the cultures within the industry. We t…

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