Home Style Green - Sustainable Design and Building

Over the last few years, I've developed this model for good home design: Map, wrap, gaps, taps and apps. 

Find out more at: http://homestylegreen.com/84

Direct download: 84_Map_Wrap_Gaps_Taps_Apps.mp3
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Most of us are familiar with leaky buildings - the perfect storm of poor design, poor cladding systems and poor workmanship, culminating in allowing rain to get in. Now we've moved on and have cavities, more stringent weather-tightness checks and hopefully we like eaves again.

So what's leaky buildings 2.0? If we've dealt to the risk of moisture coming in from the outside, where else can moisture come from?


Direct download: 83_Leaky_Buildings_2.0.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:57pm NZST

Natalie Cutler-Welsh 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 for building professionals on the 'why' and 'how to' of basic social media. 

This week, we look at Facebook and LinkedIn



Direct download: 82_Getting_Started_with_Social_Media.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:58am NZST

Ian McHugh's specialisations include Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor, and 'Eco-Refurbisher'. I want to know how good designers and architects can do more work involving energy efficient, sustainable, eco buildings. As a building professional, how can you get more of this type of work?

Also, we discuss Ian's mass customisation 'IKEA-style' concept for climate adaption, the IDEAhaus.


Direct download: 81_Designing_for_a_Changing_Climate.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am NZST

What's earth building and why is it just as relevant today as it has been for centuries? Can you get it wet, and can you get a consent for it? These are just a couple of the questions I ask Verena Maeder, chair of the Earth Building Association of New Zealand and owner or Solid Earth. 


Direct download: 80_Earth_Building.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:39am NZST