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Building Sustainability consists of conversations with designers, builders, makers, dreamers and doers. Exploring the wide world of sustainability in the built environment by talking to wonderful people who are doing excellent things.

Building Sustainability Jeffrey Hart

    • Education
    • 4.9, 35 Ratings

Building Sustainability consists of conversations with designers, builders, makers, dreamers and doers. Exploring the wide world of sustainability in the built environment by talking to wonderful people who are doing excellent things.

    BS22 - New Wood Culture - Barn the Spoon

    BS22 - New Wood Culture - Barn the Spoon

    In this episode Barn talks about 'New Wood Culture' - A holistic approach to working with wood that connects the growing of trees and managing of woodlands. It encompasess selecting, appreciating and felling of trees, and all the items that can be crafted from them.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    BS21 - Becoming a full time Spoon Carver - Barn the Spoon

    BS21 - Becoming a full time Spoon Carver - Barn the Spoon

    In this episode Barn tells us about how he got into wood-working at a young age and later discovered the joys of working green wood. His journey has been unusual and is told with Barn's classic humour.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    BS20 - Permaculture, Building Community - Sarah Pugh

    BS20 - Permaculture, Building Community - Sarah Pugh

    This episode is a conversation with Bristol Permaculture legend Sarah Pugh. We discuss the nuances of permaculture in a city and how permaculture is all about building communities.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    BS19 - How to make a Zero Carbon Britain - Paul Allen

    BS19 - How to make a Zero Carbon Britain - Paul Allen

    Incorporating work from the last 12 years of Zero Carbon Britain research and the latest scientific and technological developments, the report presents a technically feasible scenario showcasing a future Zero Carbon Britain using only proven technology.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    BS18 - Mud, the ultimate building material - Becky Little

    BS18 - Mud, the ultimate building material - Becky Little

    Building with mud has got to be the most sustainable way to create a home. In terms of embodied carbon, it's got to be one of the lowest materials available. In terms of performance it's actually one of the best performing materials with regards to moisture buffering, heat buffering and removal of VOCs from the air. I think the biggest issue, is that mud has an image problem! People see it as medieval, and peasant technology that we (with all our technological advances) have moved on from and bettered. But the truth is we haven't... we have created materials that are faster or cheaper to build with, but not that are good for human health or that of the planet.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    BS17 - Trespass, Crossing the Lines that Divide Us - Nick Hayes

    BS17 - Trespass, Crossing the Lines that Divide Us - Nick Hayes

    Conversation with writer, Illustrator and land justice campaigner - Nick Hayes. Nick is just putting the finishing touches to his new book, 'The Book of Trespass - Crossing the Lines that Divide Us' and talks us through the themes and issues presented in the book.

    • 1 hr 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

TomFoster85 ,

Well paced, friendly ramblechats with carefully selected sustainability experts!

As someone who works in digital design, I’m really thirsty for hands-on practical information about building sustainability in the real world. Jeffrey’s a lovely and respectful interviewer - so it feels less like a lecture, and more a chat around a campfire with mates. There are some really amazing perspectives on offer from carefully selected guests, and it really does shine a light on the level of innovation and dynamism of the sustainability movement in the UK. Highly recommend!

Duncan Bagel ,

Perfect podcast

I wish I had found this sooner. Great line up of interviews, all on the subject of sustainable building or side topics such as craft. Listened to one episode so far but am downloading a selection. Great podcasting, not letting too much get in the way of the conversation, not too chummy or filled with in jokes, just really interesting content. Thanks so much and good luck!

MartD ,

Gentle, flowing, informative and easy to listen to.

I first found this podcast series when after I saw Flo Hamer’s tiny house build on a YouTube - wanted to find out more and then discovered she’d done an interview Jeffrey Hart. The interview felt so natural, like they were two best friends. Listening to further episodes has shown that Jeffrey manages to achieve that level of intimacy with all his guests. And, I’ve learned so much - as someone who has been interested (from an armchair) in cob building, I learned on one episode about cob in Scotland. There’s so much to interesting content, all at a great pace and in a great style. It’s my ‘go-to’ podcast right now. Love it!

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