204 episodes

How do you make a healthy, comfortable home that's sustainable and cost effective?

A ‘green’ home is the foundation of living a green lifestyle. Join me as I interview leading architects from around the world and discuss the how, why and who of eco homes and sustainable design. From simple energy saving tips to insulation upgrades, kitchen remodelling, solar power and insulating concrete slabs. #Feedback to matthew@homestylegreen.com

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How do you make a healthy, comfortable home that's sustainable and cost effective?

A ‘green’ home is the foundation of living a green lifestyle. Join me as I interview leading architects from around the world and discuss the how, why and who of eco homes and sustainable design. From simple energy saving tips to insulation upgrades, kitchen remodelling, solar power and insulating concrete slabs. #Feedback to matthew@homestylegreen.com

    204: Making Hardwood Flooring Easy

    204: Making Hardwood Flooring Easy

    John Dupra is changing the way people select and buy hardwood flooring. His story about the creation of Revel Woods offers some valuable ideas about how others might bring the building industry into the age of e-commerce.

    What does the future look like for your product or service, and why don't you be the one to create that future?

    • 44 min
    203: modhouse

    203: modhouse

    John McNamara promotes his modhouse as a prefabricated, sustainable, small, architectural house.
    What do you think?

    • 46 min
    Why aren't architects learning this?

    Why aren't architects learning this?

    In 2001, Lindsay Schack and Lindsey Love both started a Masters of Architecture at Montana State University. A decade on, the two friends created Love Schack Architecture together, from their respective home towns in Montana and Idaho. Love Schack Architecture combines Lindsey Love's experience and passion for natural materials, with Lindsay Schack's Certification as a Passive House Institute-US, Consultant.

    • 32 min
    201: From what went wrong, to designing it right

    201: From what went wrong, to designing it right

    After working as a Building Surveyor for over thirteen years, Nick Gaites is now turning his attention to the positive work of designing really awesome buildings that shouldn't need to the services a surveyor down the track. Nick has become a Certified Passive House Designer.

    • 45 min
    200: How Accurate is AccuRate?

    200: How Accurate is AccuRate?

    In 2003, thermal performance requirements for residential buildings were added to the Building Code of Australia for the first time. The initial performance requirement was 4 Stars as simulated using the benchmark software AccuRate. But the building products industry wanted to know, how accurate is AccuRate?

    • 42 min
    199: What does a Building Enclosure Engineer do?

    199: What does a Building Enclosure Engineer do?

    There's a new building enclosure consultancy in town. They're called Oculus and they've got a a great philosophy as well as a lot of international experience. I caught up with James Raimondo, a Senior Building Enclosure Engineer at Oculus to learn a bit more about the engineering and science of what they do.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

TwoOneGrunt ,

Great style, info and subjects

Finally an eco building podcast for Kiwis!!
Have been following these types of podcasts t years and am so pleased to have such a thorough and passionate host to take us through all the different options. Well done.

thorntad ,

Good stuff

Looking to build a home - great information.

Nzbayleys ,

A great kiwi resource

Matthew has done a great job at spotting talent from around the world and conducting interviews with these very informative people. I like the fact that Matthew often asks the same questions and we get to hear the different views of various commentators. Isn’t it interesting that a lot of the commentary slates back to passivhaus though… there’s something in that.

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