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#015 – Kristof Irwin – Resetting Our Expectations

Our guest this episode is host of the Building Science Podcast, Kristof Irwin, talking about resetting our collective expectations of buildings. If you enjoy this episode, share it with friends and give as a review on iTunes. In this episode, we discuss; 1. How energy is a technology, not just a fuel, 2. Air filters […]


#014 – Natasha Arsenijevich & Andrew Bowerbank – Agriculture & Sustainability

Our guests this episode are Natasha Arsenijevich and Andrew Bowerbank talking about agriculture, the food chain and its impact on the environment. In this episode: Andrew provides an update on the Ellis Don “Low Carbon Impact Initiative” Natasha drops some serious knowledge on food production & consumption and its impact on the environmen Natasha scares […]


#013 – Natalie Dione Alexander – How to Be a Leader in Heels

The Edifice Complex likes to profile women in property who are crushing it and stand as roles models for all young graduates, male or female. In that spirit and in addition to our normal schedule, our guest this episode is Natalie Dione Alexander talking about the property industry, leadership and her new book, “How to […]


#012 – John Hughes RICS Global President – Future Property Trends

Our very special guest this episode is John Hughes, Global President of the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS). In this episode, we discuss: RICS past, present and future Big data, blockchain plus AI trends in property Variance in international property measurement standards of up to 24%! And much more…… For more information on John […]


#011 – Jerry Yudelson – Reinventing Green Building

Our guest this episode is Jerry Yudelson who, in 2011, Wired magazine named the “Godfather of Green”, talking about reinventing green building. In this episode, we discuss: Buildings as information devices LEED certification and why it is not working The difference between standards and codes in one sentence! And much more…… Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, […]


#010 – Dr. Peter Simmonds – Pushing the Envelope

Our guest is Dr. Peter Simmonds, talking about Bangkok airport, radiant cooling and comfort driven building design. We really enjoyed talking to Peter, he is a no-nonsense guy who pushes through where others fear to go. In this episode, we discuss: Peter’s work on Bangkok International Airport (Displacement ventilation & Radiant Cooling) The importance of […]


#009 – Paul Ghezzi – Disrupt or Be Disrupted

Do you ever wonder about the future, well do ya? Then this is the podcast for you! Our guest is Paul Ghezzi, CEO of Kontrol Energy Corp (CSE:KNR, FSE:1K8), talking about future disruptions coming to the built environment. Kontrol Energy recently launched the bIOTAsphere, a Decentralized Ledger Technology (DLT) accelerator and commercialization facility serving academia, […]


#008 – Cecilia Garay & April Byers – Pushing Through

For us, this is a special and important episode of the podcast. This episode deals with issues women face in engineering. We hope that through telling one woman’s story and suggesting some coping strategies, we can help inspire other women in engineering and help men understand what it is like to travel for a while, […]


#007 – Lloyd Alter: The Case Against Net Zero & Using Too Much of Everything

Our guest this month is Lloyd Alter, talking about Net Zero, using less, and designing things better. Lloyd Alter has been an architect, developer, inventor and prefab promoter. Lloyd was past president of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Canada and teaches sustainable design at Ryerson University School of Interior Design. In 2014 Lloyd won the […]


#006 – The Construction Industrial Complex with Mario P Iusi

Our guest this month is Mario P Iusi. Mario P Iusi is an entrepreneur and former President/CEO of Ameresco Canada. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the creation of the energy performance, contracting business in Canada. Mario is now EVP of Sensor Suite Inc in Toronto. SensorSuite® Inc. is a real-time sensor intelligence platform that […]


#005 – Dr. Zoltan Nagy: The Gap Between Energy & Thermal Comfort

Our guest this month (December 15th) is Dr. Zoltan Nagy. In addition to having a really cool first name and being young and accessible, Dr. Nagy is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at The University of Texas in Austin, directing the Intelligent Environments Laboratory since 2016. A roboticist […]


#004 – Andrew Bowerbank: Low Carbon Impact Initiative

Our guest this month is Andrew Bowerbank. Andrew is Global Director, Sustainable Building Services at Ellis Don and leads their Carbon Impact Initiative. Andrew was named one of Canada’s top 16 sustainability leaders through the 2017 “Clean50”, is a member of the World Bank’s Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, and he chairs the Cleantech Advisory Board […]


#003 – Holley Chant: Sustainability – A UAE Perspective

Our guest this month is Holley Chant, LEED AP, GSAS CGP, CEEQUAL AP.Robert and I really enjoyed this discussion, it was great to get Holley’s perspective on performance and sustainability within the built environment. Holley is a powerful example and role model for women within the built environment. Holley is the Executive Director of Corporate Sustainability and […]


#002 – Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Clements: Behavioural Building Science

Dr. Clements is an engineer working with the Well Living Lab (WLL). He aides in conducting research on improving human health, experience, and performance in the built environment. Prior to working with the WLL, Nick was involved in research areas that include indoor and outdoor air quality, indoor and outdoor microbial communities, and infection control. […]


#001 – Introduction

Adam Muggleton has been immersed in property and construction for 37 years. Having worked in 20 countries and held leadership positions at several firms, he has a unique skill stack derived from convergent experience in property development, design team management, project management, and building commissioning. Robert Bean is a building systems designer, author, and educator […]