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Eco Interior Design with Erica Reiner - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes

8/6/2018
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In this episode of the podcast I had an amazing interview with Erica Reiner from E. Leigh Designs and we discussed the basics of eco interior design and how we can use materials and products in our home that are better for the environment and for our health. I provide a basic outline of what we discussed below. For all of the juicy details click on the player above to listen to the full interview. What is Eco Interior Design? Eco interior design is similar to regular interior design...

Duration:00:44:41

7 Simple and Cheap Ways to Save Water Around Your Home - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes

7/24/2018
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How you can help save the whales (not exactly) without blowing your budget. I remember lining up at the drinking fountain in elementary school waiting my turn. We used to give each other a hard time for taking to long and drinking too much and we used to say, “Hey! Save some for the whales!” In most areas of the world the amount of water we drink is not very directly linked to the health of whales in the ocean; It is however linked to the availability of freshwater in the areas we live in,...

Duration:00:10:00

16 Simple and Cheap Ways to Save Energy Around Your Home - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes

3/24/2018
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Improving Sustainability in Existing Homes I really enjoy dreaming about renovating my existing home to make it much more efficient and also someday building my own sustainable home. For me (and most others) building a new home or completing a major renovation is way out of reach for financial or other reasons. While it may make me feel warm and fuzzy when I have these sustainable dreams, I want to be able to do something now to make my home more sustainable. I want to reduce my costs and...

Duration:00:35:36

Environmentally Sustainable Homes – SHC004 - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes

2/1/2018
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The Basics of Environmentally Sustainable Homes. In this post we will be discussing these questions: What makes homes or the materials used in them damaging to the environment? How you can know if materials used in your home are environmentally friendly? How can you reduce energy use in your home? How can you make your home more environmentally friendly? How Your Home Can be Damaging to the Environment Energy Use One of the main ways (and sometimes the largest contributor) to your home...

Duration:00:26:51

My Quest for Sustainability – SHC003 - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes

12/9/2017
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What do I want to get from making my home and my life more sustainable? How do I plan on getting there? I have always wanted to have a career that would allow me to support my family and still have time to be with them. I have been interested in architecture and sustainable homes from a young age. My first career was in in aircraft maintenance but I switched to architecture to have more time with my family and to hopefully one day design and build my own home. I started the architectural...

Duration:00:29:16

The Importance of Having a Durable Home – SHC002 - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes

12/1/2017
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Why should you have a durable home? Have you ever had an old junker car that you were always afraid of it breaking down? I bought my first car when I was 17 for $250. It was a 1981 Toyota Corolla Sedan with a 1.8 litre engine and standard transmission. It was already almost 20 years old when I bought it and as soon as I started driving it the starter went (which made learning to drive a standard even more fun as every time I stalled it it was harder to start). I almost always had to fix...

Duration:00:30:03

Redefining Sustainability – SHC001 - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Discussions about: Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes - With Ben Hildebrandt

11/25/2017
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When we think of sustainability we most often think of “green homes” being sustainable to the environment meaning that it does not degrade the environment through its construction or use. The definition of sustainability describes the ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level. Over the years as I have learned more and more about sustainable homes I have discovered that a sustainable home can benefit much more than just the environment by being: More cost effective to construct....

Duration:00:29:26

Introduction to Sustainable Home Catalyst – 000b - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Discussions about: Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes - With Ben Hildebrandt

11/25/2017
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This is a brief introduction to Sustainable Home Catalyst. Read on to find out why I created the Sustainable Home Catalyst Podcast and what you can expect. I will also tell you a little bit about myself as well. Why Did I Decide to Start This Podcast and Website? My goal is to improve the quality and sustainability of homes in North America. I want everyone to have a home that is more sustainable and more durable. I also feel that a sustainable home shouldn’t just be sustainable for the...

Duration:00:08:20

Trailer – SHC000a - Sustainable Home Catalyst - How to make your home more sustainable - Discussions about: Green Homes, Energy Efficiency, Durable Homes - With Ben Hildebrandt

11/21/2017
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This podcast is dedicated to educating you, the homeowner, on what it means to have a sustainable home and how you can make any new or existing home more sustainable to you, your finances, and the environment. This is done through discussing the basic principles of sustainability and looking into methods and products that can be used to make your home more sustainable.

Duration:00:00:36