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Future Proof is Freedom. What kind of world do you want to live in?brbr Together we can change the world. We must start with ourselves. Then we can Future Proof our homes, businesses and communities.brbr Many people don’t realize it, but most of our biggest problems can be solved using current technology. I want to help you understand what you can do right now to make a difference.brbr My guests and I are going to simplify our technical expertise and break down what you can do in your home, business, workplace or community to save money, reduce your environmental impact and improve the health of yourself and people around you. Our guests work in various industries but all of them are here to help you Future Proof your home and our planet.

Future Proof is Freedom. What kind of world do you want to live in?brbr Together we can change the world. We must start with ourselves. Then we can Future Proof our homes, businesses and communities.brbr Many people don’t realize it, but most of our biggest problems can be solved using current technology. I want to help you understand what you can do right now to make a difference.brbr My guests and I are going to simplify our technical expertise and break down what you can do in your home, business, workplace or community to save money, reduce your environmental impact and improve the health of yourself and people around you. Our guests work in various industries but all of them are here to help you Future Proof your home and our planet.

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United States

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Future Proof is Freedom. What kind of world do you want to live in?brbr Together we can change the world. We must start with ourselves. Then we can Future Proof our homes, businesses and communities.brbr Many people don’t realize it, but most of our biggest problems can be solved using current technology. I want to help you understand what you can do right now to make a difference.brbr My guests and I are going to simplify our technical expertise and break down what you can do in your home, business, workplace or community to save money, reduce your environmental impact and improve the health of yourself and people around you. Our guests work in various industries but all of them are here to help you Future Proof your home and our planet.

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English


Episodes

Solar Power and Renewable Energy - The backbone of a Future Proof Society

2/17/2015
Renewable energy is the future. The price of installing solar and wind is continually falling while the supply of fossil fuels is in decline. Thus the price of fossil fuels is prone to steady increase. Is it intelligent to further tie ourselves to old technology which is polluting our air, water, soil and minds when enough energy hits our planet every single day to power the entire world for 27 years? When one considers the shifting prices, environmental benefits, abundance of satisfying...

Duration:00:56:19

We take things for granted. Let's build local Future Proof systems to meet our needs and live more sustainably

2/10/2015
Do you take modern life and conveniences for granted? Imagine if you could no longer find common products like diapers, toilette paper, condoms, milk or sugar. Imagine if it cost more for a bottle of water than it does to fill up your vehicle with gasoline. This is a reality in #Venezuela at the moment. When a country with incredible income from oil and gas resources is a third world country, there is definitely a problem with the system. What can we learn by exploring another culture that...

Duration:00:56:21

Living Net Zero - A Future Proof Home

2/3/2015
What's it like to be Future Proof? Would you rather pay yourself, or would you rather pay a utility company? Do you have the peace of mind that your home is more resilient in the event of an emergency? Would you like to know for sure that your home is part of the solution towards building a better world? Welcome to Net Zero living. In this episode of Future Proof Radio, Shane and guest Murray Guy, Principle of EcoSmart Developments and Integrated Designs discuss Murray's new net zero duplex...

Duration:00:57:44

The Future of Cities - How do we improve them? How do we Future Proof them?

1/27/2015
Cities are the heart of our civilization. How to we make them better for residents? How do we optimize them for business and industry to thrive? How do we ensure that they are healthy places to congregate and live out our lives? In this episode of Future Proof Radio, Shane and guest John Norquist discuss how to Future Proof our cities to meet the needs of all residents. Mr. Norquist is a leader in national discussions of urban design and development issues. Norquist’s work promoting New...

Duration:00:55:36

Changing the Status Quo - The myth of Clean Coal and how we can change the system

1/20/2015
This week's episode is a compilation of extra interviews with past guests. There is a lot of momentum keeping our economy moving in it's current direction. Is this what's best for the world's citizens? Is this cost-effective? Can we do things in a more equitable and environmentally friendly way? In this episode Shane and past guest James Glennie discuss the $1.4 billion Boundry Dam Clean Coal project in Southern Saskatchewan and the economics behind it vs.wind energy. Should public subsidies...

Duration:00:56:37

11 Billion People by 2100 - We must Future Proof our world

1/13/2015
The population of the earth is projected to reach 11 Billion people by 2100. With the carrying capacity of the earth already exceeded, how can we create a sustainable world as the population continues to increase? What are the problems with the current systems on which we depend? Our food systems, transportation system, energy systems, education systems and political systems are in serious need of change. How can we transform these systems? What must really change so that we ensure our...

Duration:00:57:01

Community Wind Projects - Renewable Energy is the future

1/6/2015
Our society's energy paradigm must shift in the coming years as the price of fossil fuels rise and implications of its usage become more obvious. Renewable energy is the future, and large scale, community owned wind farms are a large part of the solution. brbr Community wind projects are particularly attractive as they are an ethical, local investment that can provide localized jobs and increased energy independence. brbr In this episode, host Shane Wolffe and guest James Glennie, president...

Duration:00:56:34

The Living Building Challenge Part 2 - Solutions

12/30/2014
Imagine if human development had only positive impact on the planet. This is the objective of The Living Future Institute. A proactive means towards meeting this objective is by building according to The Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is the ultimate standard to achieve with regard to sustainable architecture. The standard uses the simple analogy of a flower, a building informed by its bio region's characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable...

Duration:00:56:25

The Living Building Challenge - The ultimate in sustainable architecture

12/23/2014
The Living Building Challenge is the ultimate standard to achieve with regard to sustainable architecture. The standard uses the simple analogy of a flower, a building informed by its bio region's characteristics, that generates all of its own energy with renewable resources, captures and treats all of its water, and that operates efficiently and for maximum beauty. brbr In this episode guest Eric Corey Freed and Shane will discuss the standard, it's challenges and why it's objectives are...

Duration:00:55:36

How the Passive House standard helps build a better world

12/16/2014
Reducing energy consumption through proper design is the most cost-effective means towards net-zero. brbr The Passive House standard has done the analysis and found how to reduce the energy consumption of buildings by 90% for approximately 10% extra cost. brbr In this episode Dr. Guido Wimmers of the Canadian Passive House Institute will speak with Shane about Passive House and how the standard frees us from unsustainable practices.

Duration:00:55:35

The Economics of a Green Home

12/9/2014
In this episode Shane and guest Ronn Lepage will discuss the economics and challenges with smart green homes. Guest Ronn Lepage is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Consultant, Chartered Director, and LEED AP Homes. Ronn was a partner with Deloitte, Canada’s largest professional services firm. His 30 years of experience at Deloitte have provided him with a broad background in consulting. Over the years he has had the opportunity to serve clients in Canada, United States and...

Duration:00:59:54

How and why to Future Proof Your Home

12/2/2014
How did we create a system of energy dependence that affects our climate and health? Where does our energy come from? Is our energy actually cheap and if so why? Are you dependent on a system beyond your control? What happens if there are problems with this system? What can you do to cost-effectively free yourself from this system and how is this of benefit to you and your family? In this episode we will discuss host Shane Wolffe's book, How to Future Proof Your Home: A Guide to Building...

Duration:00:56:31

Who is Shane Wolffe and what is Future Proof?

11/25/2014
The journey that has brought me to Future Proof Radio started in 2004. It has been a very long and interesting one. I'll be discussing how my career evolved from working with databases in the insurance industry to learning automation, mechanical systems and building science with Honeywell. I'll also discuss my life as a consultant and how I saw green building not catching on as it should despite it's high importance regarding the health and well being of our society and our planet. These...

Duration:00:56:33