Nov. 7, 2022

Charcoal & Biochar - Duncan Goulder & Sam Ansell - BS088

The 3rd and final coppice focussed episode is with Duncan and Sam from The Coppice Co-op. We are predominantly talking about Char…

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Nov. 7, 2022

Spelk Basketry - Lorna Singleton - BS087

Lorna Singleton is a coppice worker, basket maker and green woodworker. Specialising in Spelk Basketry - About Lorna - "I am one …

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Nov. 7, 2022

Coppicing with BHMAT - Kath Morgan & Mike Carswell - BS086

In this episode we hear from Kath Morgan who is the coordinator and administrator for the Bill Hogarth Memorial Apprenticeship Tr…

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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 (1/3) - 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 Estimator - Chris Magwood - BS082

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 Contemporary Vernacular Design How B…

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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

Demand Controlled Ventilation & Homegrown mass timber build systems (…

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

How to add Insulation to your home - Part 1- Ben Kerslake - BS067

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

How to add Insulation to your home - Part 2 - Ben Kerslake - BS068

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

Building with Hemp, a Circular, Bioregional Construction Economy - Ge…

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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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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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 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 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 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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March 29, 2021

Regenerative Design - The Living Building Challenge - Martin Brown - …

Martin Brown joins me to discuss how we can make regenerative buildings. We discuss Martin's 'Zoom Regenerative' which was alongs…

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March 15, 2021

How Buildings can Save the World - Chris Magwood - BS044

Chris Magwood not only has a huge wealth of experience building straw bale homes, but has the building science Masters degree to …

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March 1, 2021

You Are Probably Breathing Wrong - Wibbs Coulson - BS043

I'm very pleased to welcome Wibbs Coulson of Mandukya Yoga back on the podcast. This time we are talking about breathing, and how…

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Feb. 15, 2021

Solving damp problems with lime - Ben Kerslake - BS042

This week I am joined by Ben Kerslake from Carrington Lime . As well as a general geek out about lime, we mostly talk about how t…

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Feb. 1, 2021

Willow Coffins - Weaving life into death - Caz Ingall - BS041

Patreon support - https://www.patreon.com/buildingsustainability This episode I'm talking with Caz Ingall, who is a willow coffin…

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Jan. 18, 2021

Slow manufacture for carbon capture - Full Grown - Alice & Gavin Mun…

Today I'm talking with Alice and Gavin Munro from Full Grown about their exceptional work growing complete chairs from trees. So …

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Jan. 4, 2021

Ayurveda, how to create a Sustainable Self - Faye Blake - BS039

How can we do the work to look after the planet if we don't look after ourselves? This is the question we are asking Faye Blake o…

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