Sustainable Building Against Climate Change

Stemming the Tide – Sustainable Building Against Climate Change Sustainable building is the key to ensuring that America’s cities are prepared for the future. In an article on the top climate change news of 2016, The New York Times stated that this year was following the trends of previous years. The world was getting warmer Read More …

157: Sustainable Landscapes with Hitesh Mehta

Hitesh Mehta I originally contacted Hitesh Mehta to talk about sustainable landscape architecture, but he offers a lot more than that. Hitesh has travelled the world advising and helping designers of ecolodges. He enjoys all aspects of architecture as well as photography, environmental planning and writing. To find out more about his recent work, visit Read More …

Eco Christmas Gift Ideas

Back in 2012 Sam Judd gave his ‘top ten eco-friendly gifts‘ for Christmas. Here’s my updated list of eco Christmas gift ideas to make your home (or someone else’s) a better place to live. Eco Christmas Tips Christmas time is a great time to be around family and to do some projects around the house. My Read More …

134: The 10 Principles of One Planet Living

From selling cloth nappies and raising money for Greenpeace in her local community, Sue Riddlestone is now literally taking on the world. Through her organisation, Bioregional, Sue has consulted to the UK Prime Minister and the UN on sustainability and climate change policies. Sue’s work on the sustainability policy for the 2012 Olympic Game, work Read More …

131: How to live rich

Davie Philip feels and lives like a rich man. He’s an educator and facilitator at Cloughjordan (pronounced ‘clock-jordan’), rated one of the top 10 places to live in Ireland. Cloughjordan Ecovillage contains 129 energy efficient houses. It features a biomass-fuelled district heating system and the whole village is designed for biodiversity. Podcast Summary How the green Read More …

126 What’s the Responsibility of Architecture?

Dominique Gettliffe and Alejandra Baltodano believe in the responsibility of architecture to make spaces that are good for people. Architecture shouldn’t be about the ego of the artist. The responsibility of architecture is to be a catalyst for people to create amazing spaces. Spaces Make a Difference to Life What is it about a building Read More …

My Insulation Experiment

Overhead, the rain pelted down on the metal roof just above my head. I later found out that it was a record rain storm for Auckland. I believed it. The roof of the circa 1920s house I was crouched in bore an almost identical resemblance to the construction and thermal performance of the simple corrugated steel Read More …

119: Green Home Building

Kelly Hart is an amazing thinker and innovator. He’s passionate about the environment and generous with the resources and learning he shares. Notes for the episode are to come. In the meantime, here’s what you need to know: Green Home Building Kelly Hart’s amazing hub of resources and links: GreenHomeBuilding.com Source of alternative house plans: DreamGreenHomes Read More …

118: Open Source Sustainability

Jae Sabol is no stranger to success. While starting, growing and selling businesses in the holistic health and personal development fields, Jae dedicated 15 years to planning a community to facilitate open source sustainability. That community now exists and Jae and his team have big plans for developing ‘The Highest Good of All’. One Community 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 …