Home Style Green - Sustainable Design and Building

I wanted to have Dolores Davis on the show because she's running a company that values the art, the privilege and the responsibility of building. Here in New Zealand, the evidence that a building boom doesn't guarantee success in the industry, is all too common.

Just as we can learn building methodologies from around the world, we can also learn successful business practices so we can continue to enjoy not what we have to do, but what we get to do.

Direct download: 187_CGS_Design_Build.mp3
Category:Building -- posted at: 7:59pm +12

Where do you go to get beautiful, high performance doors and windows, made in New Zealand?

Direct download: 186_ThermDura.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:37pm +12

The term 'airtight' conjures up fears of hermetically sealed boxes. In this episode, I discuss what exactly airtightness is, and why we need it.

Direct download: 185_Airtightness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm +12

Jason Quinn used to be a NASA rocket scientist. Now he's New Zealand's one and only Passive House Certifier. He's just published a book summarising the first 24 Certified Passive Houses in New Zealand.

http://warmhealthyhomes.co.nz

Direct download: 184_Jason_Quinn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm +12

In 2012 Ben Adam-Smith founded House Planning Help to collect and share all the information he started to learn on the way to designing and building his own home. His mission is to encourage people towards the "...houses we should be building in the 21st Century."

Six years on, Ben and his family are enjoying their very own Passive House.

Direct download: 183_Ben_Adam_Smith.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:57pm +12

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