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Barb Cooper is a real estate agent with a difference. 

In this interview, Barb shares some of the strategies she uses to build her network and how she's involved in the local community. It's refreshing to hear from someone who loves what they do. Barb shares her passion and her belief in the role that the real estate industry can play in improving the environment. 

Barb can be found at: http://www.downtoearthre.co.nz/

Barb also mentions:

Direct download: 9_Down_to_Earth_Real_Estate.mp3
Category:Real Estate -- posted at: 10:55pm FJT

It was my pleasure to interview Verney Ryan this week. Verney has been influential in the field of sustainable building and design bother here in New Zealand and overseas. Listen in to see how Verney describes his 'job'.

Links mentioned in this cast include:

BRE: http://www.bre.co.uk/

Beacon NOW homes

http://www.beaconpathway.co.nz/new-homes

Homestar

http://homestar.org.nz

Direct download: 8_Introducing_Verney_Ryan.mp3
Category:Sustainable Design -- posted at: 9:15pm FJT

Last week, an evaluation report on the Warm Up New Zealand: Heat Smart Programme, was released. It makes for some interesting reading, including a cost benefit analysis of the programme. 

Check out http://www.healthyhousing.org.nz for more details

Other news to check out:

News real now online at http://www.homestylegreen.com

NZGBC Sustainable Housing Summit. Be there!

http://www.nzgbc.org.nz

Keynote speaker is Bill Dunster from ZEDfactory

Also, check out the most exciting roof in New Zealand and the flash new website of the Zero Energy House: http://www.zeroenergyhouse.co.nz

Direct download: 7_Evaluation_of_Warm_Up_New_Zealand.mp3
Category:Insulation -- posted at: 5:41am FJT

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