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

Passive House Podcast Matthew Cutler-Welsh and Zack Semke

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

    Jennifer Hogan — Pretium Engineering

    Jennifer Hogan — Pretium Engineering

    Jennifer Hogan joins Mary James and Ilka Cassidy for the 99th episode of the Passive House Podcast! Jennifer is senior project manager and the technical and service leader for environmental performance services at Pretium Engineering in Burlington, ON. Currently, Jennifer and her team are working on a phased retrofit of  20 story social housing building in Windsor, ON. Listen to the full episode for to learn about how Jennifer is mitigating thermal bridging, repelling from buildings,  and solving technical challenges in the EnerPHit process. 

    • 51 min
    Luke Middleton — EME Design

    Luke Middleton — EME Design

    Luke Middleton is an award-winning Passive House Designer based in Melbourne, Australia. With early inspiration drawn from a brief period in London and then Czechoslovakia, Luke now has almost two decades of experience creating community, educational and residential buildings in Australia. He is one of a growing number of Australian designers exploring and evolving contemporary sustainable architecture for the southern hemisphere and warm temperate climates.

    • 39 min
    Michelle Lambert — Lambert Sustainability

    Michelle Lambert — Lambert Sustainability

    Michelle Lambert, principal and founder of Lambert Sustainability, chats with Mary James and Ilka Cassidy about the Northland Newton Development in Newton, MA. The project is transforming 22 acres of abandoned industrial property and unused land into a mix-use community with 800 residential units and 14 new buildings. The Northland Newton Development is another jewel in Massachusetts Passive House crown, listen to episode 97 of the Passive House Podcast to learn more about the project.

    • 55 min
    Michelle Apigian – ICON Architecture

    Michelle Apigian – ICON Architecture

    In the latest installment from his recent visit to Massachusetts, cohost Zack Semke visits the Cambridge Finch Passive House affordable project to interview Michelle Apigian, Associate Principal at ICON Architecture, a leader in the boom of Passive House development underway in Massachusetts today. Michelle guides a tour of the building as she discusses her Passive House work at ICON.
    Zack and cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh discuss upcoming Passive House events at the end of the episode. Links to those can be found here:
    https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/passive-house-weekly-july-18-2022

    Read/view Michelle's "Passive House Divas" presentation at Phius' national conference in 2019: https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/sheroes-of-passive-house-michelle-apigian

    Read an interview with Michelle, James Petersen, and Tom Chase. about the Finch Cambridge project: https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/nesea-interview-finch-cambridge-passive-house-affordable-housing

    View Michelle's Global Passive House Happy Hour presentation, "Passive House Details for Multifamily Projects": https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/nesea-interview-finch-cambridge-passive-house-affordable-housing

    • 51 min
    Julia Klump – POAH

    Julia Klump – POAH

    As part of his recent visit to Massachusetts, cohost Zack Semke visits the Salem Heights Passive House retrofit project to interview Julie Klump, Vice President for Design and Building Performance at POAH (Preservation of Affordable Housing). The two discuss the details of the Salem Heights project, as well as Julie's extensive portfolio of Passive House work. 
    Zack and cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh discuss upcoming Passive House events at the end of the episode. Links to those can be found here:
    https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/passive-house-weekly-july-11-2022

    • 37 min
    Brad Mahoney – MP Boston

    Brad Mahoney – MP Boston

    In this Fourth of July episode, cohost Zack Semke interviews Brad Mahoney, Director of Sustainable Development at MP Boston, about his firm's revolutionary development work in the heart of Boston. The two recorded the interview on the 19th floor of the iconic Winthrop Center, a 691-foot tall, 1.8 million square foot high-rise project that will house the world's largest Passive House (PHI) commercial office space once it's completed in early 2023. Brad shares technical details about the project, the performance and health benefits that it will confer to tenants, and why Passive House makes sense for this $1.3 billion development.

    Zack and cohost Matthew Cutler-Welsh discuss upcoming Passive House events at the end of the episode. Links to those can be found here:
    https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/passive-house-weekly-july-4-2022 

    Note: The interview took place on the 19th floor of construction, which will be the 21st floor of the building once complete.

    • 41 min

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