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If you're a human being and you live indoors, this podcast is more relevant to your life than you probably ever knew. Exploring the ways building science helps humans thrive in the built environment.

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If you're a human being and you live indoors, this podcast is more relevant to your life than you probably ever knew. Exploring the ways building science helps humans thrive in the built environment.

    To Grow A Home, To Grow A Future

    To Grow A Home, To Grow A Future

    Industrial hemp is poised to proliferate across many verticals in the construction materials marketplace. It’s a raw material with an unfortunately politicized history and so many potential applications it’ll make your head spin. Join Kristof and Miguel in conversation with Mattie Mead and Henry Valles as we explore the many intersections of industrial hemp and the built environment.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    One Wheel Down & The Axle Dragging: The Texas Grid Failure Explained

    One Wheel Down & The Axle Dragging: The Texas Grid Failure Explained

    Join Kristof as he interviews Dr. Joshua Rhodes and Dr. Charles Upshaw, of IdeaSmiths (and of Positive Energy if you don't mind the bragging). In this episode we discuss what happened in Texas, separating myth from fact and understanding the role of buildings in the equation.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Indoor Data Quality

    Indoor Data Quality

    Join Kristof as he interviews Anjanette Green, Director of Standards at RESET.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    What Would This Old House Say?

    What Would This Old House Say?

    Join Kristof as he interviews Chris Ermides of the This Old House team and the Ask This Old House podcast about leveraging stories to create meaning and context for anyone building a home.

    • 58 min
    "Faster Horses" & The Future Of HVAC

    "Faster Horses" & The Future Of HVAC

    "Some people say give the customers what they want, but that's not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they're going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, 'If I'd ask customers what they wanted, they would've told me a faster horse.' People don't know what they want until you show it to them. That's why I never rely on market research. Our task is to read things that are not yet on the page." - Steve Jobs

    When Ken Gehring began his career servicing dairy equipment, who would have guessed that he would go on to pioneer some of the most important equipment to hit the HVAC market? But that’s exactly what he did, leading the charge in the development and creation of the Therma-stor product lines, which include the Santa Fe and Ultra-Aire dehumidifiers that you’ve heard us talk about many times. Join Kristof as he and Ken explore a range of topics on human health, indoor air quality, dehumidification, ventilation, building envelope leakage, and more. Just FYI, we curse a little on this episode so if you’re around sensitive ears, be sure to stick some ear plugs in them.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Through The Looking Glass Of High Performance Windows

    Through The Looking Glass Of High Performance Windows

    What do we actually know and have available to us in the United States market when it comes to high performance windows? The answers may surprise you. Join Kristof as he interviews Sam McAfee of Zola Windows in a wide ranging conversation of window performance, market dynamics, and the future of high performance windows.

    • 59 min

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