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#36 Window Shopping

5/18/2018
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Today's episode is about windows. Windows are a big part of the comfort of your home. They determine if your house has enough light and if your house is sufficiently airtight. You have many choices from different manufacturers. The question is, what are the criteria you have to judge these choices?

Duration:00:08:48

Airtightness with Casey Grey

5/12/2018
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In today's episode, we are going back to answering home-related questions. Casey will explain why airtightness is important. It will give you a better view on our previous episode: Interview with Stephen Magneron For more information, go to our website TheCosnciousBuilder.com/Podcast

Duration:00:09:08

#34: Conservation First with Stephen Magneron (HomeSol)

5/4/2018
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Today's guest is Stephen Magneron. Stephen is an Advances Building Specialist, and he is one of the first people we call when we are building an energy efficient home. In this episode, Stephen talks about the different types of building standards and how they are different. He gives tips on how better take advantage of the government rebates and programs. To find out more, go to...

Duration:00:30:29

#33: Rob Black - LogsEnd

4/27/2018
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Today's guest is Rob Black, VP of Sales & Marketing and part-owner of Logs End Inc. Casey and Rob talk about how LogsEnd recovers the logs form the Ottawa river and how those logs end up becoming wood flooring. More about Rob and LogsEnd here: https://www.logsend.com/who-we-are/about-us/ Record and edit by Veronica Druta

Duration:00:29:35

#32: Paul Cairns - SmartNet Alliance

4/20/2018
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Today's guest is Paul Cairns, the Executive Director at SmartNet Alliance. He is very enthusiastic and passionate about green/sustainable movement in Canada and in the world. To learn more about SmartNet Alliance go to https://www.smartnetalliance.ca/ Recording and edit by Veronica Druta

Duration:00:30:20

#31: Chris Straka - Vert Design

4/10/2018
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Today's guest is Chris Straka, the founder of Vert Design. The Conscious Builder and Vert Design have been working on projects together for a couple of years. Casey and Chris have become friends given the similar life values that they share. About Vert Design: http://vertdesign.ca/ About Chris: http://vertdesign.ca/chris/ Projects The Conscious Builder and Vert Design worked...

Duration:01:04:33

*BONUS* The Impact Report - Casey Grey- Rebroadcast

4/6/2018
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The Impact Report: https://leadthechange.bard.edu/podcast Re-broadcast TheCosnciousBuilder.com More about the Passive House: http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/passive-house/ and http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/portfolio-item/passive-house-red-castle/ edit by Veronica Druta How much does it cost to renovate? - http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/cost-renovate/ How much it cost to build a custom home? -http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/cost-build-custom-home/

Duration:00:19:17

Passive House - Lessons Learned

3/30/2018
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TheCosnciousBuilder.com More about the Passive House: http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/passive-house/ and http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/portfolio-item/passive-house-red-castle/ Film and edit by Veronica Druta How much does it cost to renovate? - http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/cost-renovate/ How much it cost to build a custom home? -http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/cost-build-custom-home/ The opinions expressed on the radio program by the host/co hosts, guests are...

Duration:00:11:08

Casey's Rant on Designers

3/23/2018
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TheCosnciousBuilder.com Collaboration leads to innovation Film and edit by Veronica Druta Integrated Design Process - http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficie... "An integrated design process (IDP) involves a holistic approach to high-performance building design and construction. It relies upon every member of the project team sharing a vision of sustainability, and working collaboratively to implement sustainability goals. This process enables the team to optimize systems, reduce...

Duration:00:12:59

Smart Home Systems

3/15/2018
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TheCosnciousBuilder.com *** IF YOU ARE OTTAWA LOCAL MUSIC ARTIST, CONTACT US, WE WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOU *** Produced and edited by Veronica Druta Caseta – http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/SingleRoomControls/CasetaWireless/Overview.aspx Ra2Select - http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/WholeHomeSystems/RA2Select/Overview.aspx RadioRa2 - http://www.lutron.com/en-US/Products/Pages/WholeHomeSystems/RadioRA2/Overview.aspx Homeworks –...

Duration:00:35:23

Importance of Humidity Levels in a Home

3/9/2018
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TheCosnciousBuilder.com Music: Joakim Karud - Whish you were here *** IF YOU ARE OTTAWA LOCAL MUSIC ARTIST, CONTACT US, WE WOULD LOVE TO FEATURE YOU *** Film and edit by Veronica Druta HOBO app: http://www.onsetcomp.com/products/software/hobomobile How much does it cost to renovate? - http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/cost-renovate/ How much it cost to build a custom home? -...

Duration:00:07:35

Why your furnace might be too big for your home? - House-as-a-system

3/1/2018
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TheCosnciousBuilder.com What is the difference between an HRV and an ERV? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5I1BEiWRqE Record and edit by Veronica Druta Integrated Design Process - http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/efficiency/buildings/eenb/integrated-design-process/4047 How much does it cost to renovate? - http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/cost-renovate/ How much it cost to build a custom home? -...

Duration:00:07:15

Water Treatment - Michel Caron

2/22/2018
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Today's episode is a presentation Michel Caron (DS Plumbing) gave for our company meeting. If you have any questions or would like us to expand more on the subject, send us an email, or find us on social media. . . . . Editing by Veronica Druta

Duration:00:32:32

Living Consciously

2/16/2018
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One question that we get a lot is: what does it mean to be a conscious builder? Do you want to know the answer? Listen to this episode. . . . . Have other questions about it? Reach out to us! . . . Editing by Veronica Druta

Duration:00:09:26

What are the alternatives to gas furnace?

2/1/2018
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This episode focuses on gas furnace alternatives. Casey touches on a lot of information. If you found it useful and would like him to expand more on certain aspects of the vide, contact us. Don't forget to check out our blog for additional information about sustainable construction and conscious living http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/blog/

Duration:00:15:31

Climate Hacks with Lori Krein

1/26/2018
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Today's episode is a broadcast of Casey's interview for Climate Hacks Podcast with Lori Krein If you found it interesting, you can subscribe to Lori's podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/climate-hacks/id1302390461?mt=2 Don't forget to check out our blog for additional information about sustainable construction and conscious living http://www.theconsciousbuilder.com/blog/

Duration:00:20:30

What are ICFs?

12/7/2017
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ICF: Insulated Concrete Forms Use #AskCaseyG to talk to us https://www.facebook.com/theconsciousbuilder/ https://twitter.com/buildconscious https://www.instagram.com/the_conscious_builder/ https://www.snapchat.com @buildconscious

Duration:00:06:09

Ep36 - What is a DSR?

11/30/2017
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Asbestos: Any of several minerals (such as chrysotile) that readily separate into long flexible fibres, that cause asbestosis and have been implicated as causes of certain cancers, and that have been used especially formerly as fireproof insulating materials TheCosnciousBuilder.com/podcast Use #AskCaseyG to talk to us https://www.facebook.com/theconsciousbuilder/ https://twitter.com/buildconscious https://www.instagram.com/the_conscious_builder/ https://www.snapchat.com...

Duration:00:04:27

What is an R-2000 Home?

11/23/2017
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Similar to a Passive House, R-2000 is another building standard that you can plan to achieve when building your home. It can be overwhelming to learn about all these different building standards. The important thing, for you, is to know which one of these measures suits your needs. As a contractor, we can work with you to determine which way to proceed. Before that, though, think about what you want to get from your future home. Is it comfort? Is it performance? For the visual folk out...

Duration:00:04:31

Can I do my own demolition?

11/16/2017
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Can I do my own demolition? Us, humans, are very good at tearing things down and apart, but this podcast is not about that. This episode is about getting the answer to the question: Can I do my own demolition? Yes, you can! Nothing is stopping you from tearing down your walls, ceiling and floors. Before you do that though, make sure to have all safety measures in place (hard hat, steel toe boots, protective eye-wear). Some demolition work might not be as easy as it might seem....

Duration:00:05:43

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