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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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 - BS58

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 - BS57

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 extending 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

Advice for Architects in Training - Philippa Birch-Wood & Taleen Jose…

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 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 are going to Save the World - Chris Magwood - BS044

I'm so pleased to be talking this week to Chris Magwood. Chris not only has a huge wealth of experience building straw bale homes…

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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

Treating damp with Lime Plaster - 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

This episode I'm talking with Caz Ingall, who is a willow coffin weaver. We talk, not just of the process of weaving a vessel to …

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Jan. 18, 2021

How to grow chairs on trees - Full Grown - Alice & Gavin Munro

We at Full Grown are developing an elegant, bio-facturing process that emits oxygen, absorbs CO2 and whose byproducts sustain the…

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Jan. 4, 2021

Ayurveda, how to create a Sustainable Self - Faye Blake - BS39

Many in our industry burn out, because they are so focussed on doing the much needed work in advancing sustainability in the buil…

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Dec. 21, 2020

Sustainable architecture - Design, Materials and Cost - Janna Laan Lo…

It's a Solstice/Christmas/New Year double episode with Grain Architecture's founding director and designer Janna Laan Lomas about…

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Dec. 21, 2020

The architecture industry's response to climate change - Janna Laan L…

A conversation recorded with Janna Laan Lomas, founding director and designer at Grain Architecture about climate change and the …

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Dec. 14, 2020

Clay - A Premium Product - Clayworks - BS36

This week I'm joined by Clare Whitney from Clayworks.

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Dec. 6, 2020

Sand Stories - The sustainability of sand - Kiran Pereira - BS35

How many people realise that sand is a non-renewable resource?

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Nov. 23, 2020

Earth Building a trainee's perspective - Kit Jones & Anna Castilla Vi…

Earth Building is a tricky industry to get into. We wanted to find out about the training available to those wanting to get into …

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Nov. 8, 2020

45 years of Building Inspiration - Lloyd Kahn - BS32

Lloyd Kahn is the editor in chief at Shelter Publications, has now published eight books on building; this series is called The S…

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