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Interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement. A production of Passive House Accelerator.

Interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement. A production of Passive House Accelerator.

Location:

United States

Description:

Interviews with the leaders, practitioners, and change-makers in the global Passive House movement. A production of Passive House Accelerator.

Language:

English

Contact:

2064220851


Episodes

Tessa Bradley (Smith), Artisans Group

11/23/2020
This week host of the Passive House Podcast Zack Semke interviews Tessa Bradley (previously Smith), a pioneer of Passive House in the Pacific Northwest. In her 20s Tessa became co-owner of the Artisans Group, at the time a design-build firm, now a design-only firm. Artisans Group quickly became a leading designer and builder of beautiful, modernist, yet financially accessible Passive House homes in the Northwest, winning many design awards in the process. Tessa has won multiple Best Project...

Duration:00:53:54

Peter Bielski, Ethos Homes in Canterbury, New Zealand

11/15/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Peter Bielski, owner of Ethos Homes in New Zealand, about his experience building single family Passive House projects in a construction industry landscape of bare minimum building energy code requirements. Peter cut his teeth in construction in Germany, where he built homes with a major prefabricated homes operation that delivered over 900 homes per year. When he returned to New Zealand, Peter initially experimented...

Duration:00:44:11

Dr. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

11/9/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast co-host Zack Semke interviews Dr. Diana Ürge-Vorsatz of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. They dive into the findings of Ürge-Vorsatz's recent paper, "Advances Toward a Net-Zero Global Building Sector", including implications for both new construction and deep energy retrofits as parts of the transition to zero emissions in buildings. Visit the Accelerator's Week in Preview article for links to most of the events that Zack mentions near...

Duration:00:51:49

Ken Levenson, North American Passive House Network (NAPHN)

11/1/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Ken Levenson, Co-Founder of 475 High Performance Building Supply and Executive Director of the North American Passive House Network (NAPHN). The conversation explores Ken’s early architecture practice in New York in the 80s and 90s, his climate awakening after watching “An Inconvenient Truth,” and his later discovery of Passive House in 2009. This discovery fueled Ken’s drive to co-found 475 with Floris Keverling...

Duration:00:57:25

Kimberly Llewellyn, Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US

10/26/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast co-host Zack Semke interviews Kimberly Llewellyn of Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US, a founding sponsor of Passive House Accelerator. An engineer by training, Kimberly spent 5 years with Positive Energy, a highly regarded engineering and consulting firm that specializes in Passive House work as part of a broad portfolio. Zack and Kimberly discuss her journey to Passive House, the "in the dirt" training she received while in the field at Positive...

Duration:00:43:52

Harley Weston, Solaire Properties in Brisbane

10/19/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Harley Weston of Solaire Properties. Harley spent twelve years drilling and exploring for minerals beneath the earth, mostly around the North Eastern part of Australia. When he wasn’t operating a drill himself, he was managing people who did. Mineral exploration is big business in Australia. It’s made a lot of people very wealthy, but doesn’t exactly conjure up images of sustainability, healthy and well being or even...

Duration:00:49:32

Bronwyn Barry, North American Passive House Network

10/12/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Bronwyn Barry, board chair of North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) and the “International Keynote” speaker for the upcoming South Pacific Passive House Conference. Bronwyn recounts how she first discovered Passive House, her stint (post-Great Recession) selling European high performance windows to architects by educating them first about Passive House design, and her leadership in the North Passive House...

Duration:00:56:18

Giorgia Tzar, International Passive House Association

10/5/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Giorgia Tzar from the International Passive House Association (iPHA). Giorgia and Matthew catch up on the world-class content at the (ongoing) 24th International Passive House Conference and virtual “matchmaking” networking opportunities. Giorgia reflects on recent conferences in China and Germany, and talks about the ups and downs of going virtual. Hear about iPHA’s “global and local” approach to information and...

Duration:00:43:30

Simone Schenkel, Grün Eco in Australia

9/28/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Simone Schenkel, director and Certified Passive House Designer at Grün Eco Design in Victoria, Australia. Schenkel is the Victorian Chapter lead of Australia Passive House Association and an advocate for moving the building industry toward energy efficient, high performance buildings. Matthew and Simone touch on the importance of production builders in this transformation and the role of regulation to help spread...

Duration:00:45:55

Andrew Peel, Peel Passive House Consulting in Toronto

9/21/2020
Passive House Podcast's Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Andrew Peel, Passive House innovator, educator, certifier, consultant, and owner of Peel Passive House Consulting in Toronto. Check out: Video of Andrew's Global Passive House Happy Hour presentationQ&A interview with AndrewMatthew and co-host Zack Semke discussed a bunch of upcoming events and trainings, which can be found in the Accelerator's "Passive House Week In Preview" for September 21, 2020.

Duration:00:48:15

Chris Benedict and Henry Gifford in NYC

9/13/2020
Passive House Podcast's Sydney Fishman and Zack Semke interview Chris Benedict and Henry Gifford, the pioneering pair of practitioners behind some of New York City's most exciting high performance buildings, Passive House projects, and deep energy retrofits. Check out: Buildings Don't Lie."Singing Into Darkness""The Perfect Energy Code."Upcoming events and trainings: WED: Global Passive House Happy Hour with Marine Sanchez Join us. SAVE THE DATE: PHIUS Hootenannies in October FALL:...

Duration:00:45:44

Graeme Verhulst and a Passive House HQ for BC Tech Firm

9/7/2020
In this episode, Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews Graeme Verhulst, principal of Waymark Architecture. Graeme was one of the earliest adopters of Passive House design in Canada. In his conversation with Matthew, Graeme shares the story of striking out on his own, early in his architectural career, to build a Passive House practice when larger firms were still slow to embrace it. He also discusses the recent Passive House headquarters that Waymark designed for the...

Duration:00:47:06

John Beurle and his PHI Low Energy Building made of pre-fab straw bale panels.

8/31/2020
Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews John Beurle, board member of Australian Passive House Association and principal of Passive House Services, about his unique PHI Low Energy Building home made of a straw panel system. Also, view John's video tour of his home at https://youtu.be/WAQ0uyakJH8. In the interview, John mentions Stuart Lee of Craftsmen Quality Builders and Andreas Luzzi of Laros Technologies as among the key players in the project. The pre-fab straw bale...

Duration:00:43:06

James Goodlet, Altereco Design in Melbourne, Australia

8/24/2020
Passive House Podcast host Matthew Cutler-Welsh interviews James Goodlet of Altereco Design about his mission-driven architectural practice and the role of Passive House design in delivering on that mission. After the interview, Matthew and co-host Zack Semke reflect on the interview and share upcoming Passive House events and trainings: NAPHN Lunchtime Special: an Introduction to Passive House https://www.naphnetwork.org PHIUS Certified Passive House Builders...

Duration:00:44:05

Introducing the Passive House Podcast

8/14/2020
Join hosts Matthew Cutler-Welsh and Zack Semke, as well as Passive House Accelerator founder Michael Ingui, for a conversation about the Passive House community, the Passive House Accelerator, and this new podcast exploring high performance, low carbon building design and construction. Questions or interview ideas? Email podcast@passivehouseaccelerator.com.

Duration:00:25:26