140 What happens when eco becomes mainstream?

Marketing can be used in an ‘evil’ way, but Kristy Hoare always wanted to use her marketing skills for good. She’s done this by helping to promote products that she believes can me the world better. As solar power and eco homes become more mainstream, it’s increasingly important to have somewhere to find unbiased information, and that’s Read More …

117: Greenbuild 2015

Update: Registrations now open! If you’re into sustainable building, Greenbuild is the conference to be at. Greenbuild is the largest conference and expo dedicated to green building and is the main annual event for the USGBC. Greenbuild is the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, @Greenbuild Click To Tweet Greenbuild is such Read More …

How Much Does Homestar Cost?

I read an article in Stuff yesterday that got my heart rate up. I strongly believe that tools like Homestar are needed to help make houses better. And I’m anxious to correct some misconceptions and to address the question of ‘how much does Homestar cost?’ What is Homestar? Homestar is New Zealand’s comprehensive environmental rating tool Read More …

Getting Started with Social Media

  This week I had a very special guest in the studio, social media and networking expert Natalie Cutler-Welsh. Nat spends some of her time helping small business owners who are just getting started with social media. This can be a daunting task yet important step for your business. I wanted to get some tips Read More …

Building Guide

Through his company, Aim High Publishing, Mark Graham owns and runs the Building Guide, the Design Guide and Bob – the Business of Building. But as Mark openly admits in our interview, he used to hate advertising – the very industry he worked in and now relies on. The difference today is that he knows he’s helping Read More …

Collaborative Construction

James L. Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction, an organisation he created to encourage a better way of building. After spending much of his legal career helping sort out disputes between building owners, contractors and suppliers, James is convinced there’s a much better way of organising, communicating and conducting the design, procurement and building processes.  Read More …