147 Living Homes

  Who’s the most influential person in a real estate development? The architect, the owner, the builder…? What about the developer? Real estate developers are often seen as the bad guys, out to make a bunch of money without really caring about the quality of homes or lifestyles resulting from their work. Steve Glenn’s philosophy Read More …

141: Are Passive House and Green Building Relevant in a Temperate Climate?

I love Rich Williams’ enthusiasm for what he does. Even if you don’t live in the temperate climate of San Diego, you can learn a lot about the relevance of concepts like Passive House for a better performing home. Alliance Green Builders are dedicated to ‘building tomorrow’s homes for today’. As well as being Passive Read More …

113: How to find Sustainable Products

How do you find the right products to build a net zero, LEED certified, Living Building Challenge, or simply a healthier, more sustainable home? Standardising product information and storing it all in one, easy place was the reason why GreenWizard was started. It’s a Building product management solution to help you find sustainable products. Truth Read More …

109: How to have fun while creating a spectacular home

  Marnie Oursler used to sell houses. Now she designs and builds stunning homes that delight her clients. And in doing so, Marnie has learnt how to run a successful business. Marnie knows how to have fun while creating a spectacular home.  It starts with an attitude of believing in what she’s doing, having a passion for it, and thinking Read More …

102: The Technical Side of Building Green

Matthew Vande and partner Amy Musser created VandeMussser Design to help with ‘the technical side of building green’. They found a great problem when they moved to North Carolina – builders who wanted to do right thing, but didn’t know what the right thing was. Matt, Amy and their team now help builders and their Read More …