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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Oct. 19, 2021

Circular Economy in the Built Environment - Duncan Baker-Brown - BS061

Welcome back to Building Sustainability, this episode I'm joined by Architect , Academic , Author & Environmental Activist - Dunc…

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Sept. 22, 2021

Bluebell - A tiny cottage built onto a van Pt1 - Georjie Adams - BS0…

Georjie Adams is building a fantastic van based mobile home. It's unlike anything you are likely to have seen before - it's a wor…

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Sept. 22, 2021

Bluebell - A tiny cottage built onto a van Pt 2 - Georjie Adams - BS…

Georjie Adams is building a fantastic van based mobile home. It's unlike anything you are likely to have seen before - it's a wor…

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Sept. 2, 2021

Vernacular Crafts in Earth Pt2 - Alex Gibbons - BS058

Part two of the conversation with earth builder Alex Gibbons. Applications for the SPAB fellowship close on the 14th of September…

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Sept. 2, 2021

Vernacular Crafts in Earth Pt1 - Alex Gibbons - BS057

Part one of the conversation with earth builder Alex Gibbons in which we discuss his route into mud building, old buildings, the …

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Aug. 18, 2021

Historical Turf Construction - Daniel Postma - BS056

Daniel Postma is natural builder who has come to it from an interesting background - Archeology. Daniel is a specialist in tradi…

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Aug. 3, 2021

Innovating Affordable Housing - Craig White - BS055

Craig White is back for another episode, we chatted away for a couple of hours so this is the second part of the conversation. It…

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Aug. 2, 2021

Building with Renewable Materials - Craig White - BS054

This is the first of two episodes with Craig White of White Design, Modcell & Agile Homes. This episode focuses on Craig's design…

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July 22, 2021

A Straw Bale Catch Up - Phil Christopher - BS053

Phil Christopher is treasurer for SBUK as well as running Huff and Puff construction, specialising in straw bale construction. We…

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July 12, 2021

Regenerative Garden Design - Sid Hill - BS052

Today I'm joined by Sid Hill. Sid Hill is a multi award-winning horticultural consultant; designer; teacher and researcher. With …

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July 5, 2021

ByteSize - Being a Sustainable Architect - Philippa Birch-Wood & Tale…

Philippa and Taleen return for the concluding part to their 3 part series on their journey and life as sustainable architects. Th…

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June 21, 2021

New Dawn Traders - Alex Geldenhuys - BS051

I'm delighted to bring you a conversation with Alex Geldenhuys of New Dawn Traders - When I organised this recording, I thought t…

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June 14, 2021

ByteSize - Routes into Sustainable Design - Philippa Birch-Wood & Tal…

This is the second part of the wonderful series by Philippa Birch-Wood and Taleen Josefsson discussing routes into sustainable de…

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June 8, 2021

Cut the Craft - Amy Umbel & Brien Beidler - BS050

Something a bit special for episode 50 of the Building Sustainability Podcast. This is a reciprocal episode with Amy Umbel and Br…

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May 24, 2021

An Extendable High Top Tiny House - Philippa Battye - BS049

The last tiny house episode for a while! Today I'm talking to Philippa Battye, an architect, who designed and built her very uniq…

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May 17, 2021

ByteSize - Advice for Architects in Training - Philippa Birch-Wood & …

For this bytesize episode, sustainable design consultants Philippa Birch-Wood and Taleen Josefsson discuss their education, what …

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May 10, 2021

Tiny House Design 101 - Emma Pile - BS048

Emma Pile is a digital artist, based on the outskirts of London, specialising in theatre, exhibitions & events. Last year she bui…

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April 26, 2021

Biophilic Design - Bill Browning & Catie Ryan - BS047

This week I am incredibly excited to be joined by Bill Browning and Catie Ryan from Terrapin Bright Green to discuss biophilic de…

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April 19, 2021

ByteSize - Fellowship within sustainability - Karen Ridgewell - BSBS…

In this bytesize episode Karen Ridgewell tells us about the joys and importance of fellowships within the sustainability world. S…

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April 12, 2021

Plants and Colour - Flora Arbuthnott - BS046

This week I'm joined by Flora Arbuthnott from www.plantsandcolour.co.uk . Having met Flora a few years ago, I was keen for her to…

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