Tue, 1 March 2016
There's so much that could be said about two days of great Passive House presentations in Melbourne, but I've challenged myself to boil it down to one point per presentation. If there was one takeaway from the second South Pacific Passive House Conference, it was that Passive House has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere and it's going to grow, because it works!
Direct download: 151_SPPH_2016.mp3
Category:Passivhaus -- posted at: 11:29am NZST
Sun, 21 February 2016
Glenn Harley is a builder of energy efficient homes in Canterbury. After being attracted to the natural, healthy feel of strawbale construction, Glenn now produces high performance homes with lots of insulation and airtight envelopes.
Direct download: 150_Glenn_Harley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am NZST
Thu, 11 February 2016
In the town of Invermere, about 3 hours west of Calgary in British Columbia, there's a workshop where high performance, energy efficient homes are constructed all year round, regardless of the weather.
Direct download: 149_Collective_Carpentry.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03am NZST
Tue, 2 February 2016
Graham Hunt goes into a lot of detail when researching the local climate that will impact the comfort of a home. Designing for your climate includes an analysis of both the macro - the temperature, rainfall and humidity of the region, but also the micro - the local wind, shading and exposure of a particular site.
We discuss why this is important and how to do some of the basics.
Direct download: 148_Graham_Hunt_Climate_Responsive_Design.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am NZST