Episode 2: Building Smarter
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Houses made of hemp? Buildings that cut your energy use by 90 percent?
In Episode 2 of Mission Transition, we look at how the clean energy economy will change the ways we build. Susan Elrington and Caitlyn Vernon examine whether it’s better to build new or to retrofit existing buildings—and what this means for jobs.
Plus: how to sort through all the things you can do to cut down on energy use in your own home.
Tag @SierraClubBC on Facebook and Twitter to let us know what you think about BC’s clean energy economy. You can subscribe to Mission Transition on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts. Check out more episodes of Mission Transition and pledge your support for clean energy at sierraclub.bc.ca/podcast.
Get a deep dive into the Lego Block House – and watch a video of the grounds – by checking out our bonus interview with Arno Keinonen and Michael deChamplain. You can also hear more about clean energy retrofits in Episode 1: Electric Vehicles.
Does BC Get Enough Sunshine For Solar Energy?
. . . Find out the answer by listening to this episode’s mythbuster! And learn more about the people and ideas mentioned in this episode at the links below:
Featured In This Episode:
- Arno Keinonen, Harmless Home
- Michael deChamplain, Just BioFiber
- Karen Tam Wu, Pembina Institute
- Passive House Canada
- The Heights: Canada’s Largest Passive House Building
- City of Vancouver Green Buildings Plan
- BC Energy Step Code
- Home Energy Labelling
- Peter Sundberg, City Green
- BC Home Energy Coach
- Jonathan Tinney, City of Victoria Sustainable Planning
Feature image courtesy of Just BioFiber.