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The Property Design & Development Podcast with Adam Muggleton & Robert Bean

Edifice Complex Podcast Adam Muggleton & Robert Bean

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The Property Design & Development Podcast with Adam Muggleton & Robert Bean

    #039 Brandon van Blerk – What Would Your Building Say?

    #039 Brandon van Blerk – What Would Your Building Say?

    Our guest this episode is Brandon van Blerk, CEO of Tether, the IoT Eco System for healthy homes.

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    How intelligent devices + software + contextual knowledge = healthy & efficient outcomes.
    How less than ~2% of residential buildings meet ASHRAE Std 55 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy.
    How the home PLUS people “drive” housing performance and comfort outcomes.
    Data privacy.
    The ongoing abolition of the “opulent” office.

    And much more…….

    For more information on Brandon

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-van-blerk/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonVanB

    Website: https://www.tetherme.io/

    Bio

    Brandon van Blerk is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Tether a Kiwi start-up created to help solve the problems we face with unhealthy living, learning and working environments and energy inefficient buildings within New Zealand and Australia.










    Brandon is an eternal optimist who always manages to find the best in every situation. He uses this optimism in conjunction with his deep technical knowledge and training as a systems engineer to solve complex technical challenges while managing to motivate and direct his team.

    Brandon has a passion for impacting people’s lives positively and a vision to do so through technology. Brandon’s specialties include: Marketing & Brand Strategy, Sales Strategy, Technical Consulting, System Engineering.

    Edifice Complex Podcast

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    #038 The Godfather of Green, An Eco-Spiritual Memoir

    #038 The Godfather of Green, An Eco-Spiritual Memoir

    Our guest this episode is Jerry Yudelson talking about his new book and life as the “Godfather of Green”.

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    Is what you know and what you do consist?
    How LEED is the “son of” BREEAM
    How we are not our work, we are bigger than our work
    How it is not enough to be against something, you need to also be for something in the form of service to others

    And much more……

    For more information on Jerry:

    Website: https://jerryyudelson.net/

    Website: https://www.reinventinggreenbuilding.com/

    Twitter: @jerryyudelson

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerryyudelson/

    Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hQxRhTiagw

    Get the Book: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/1948018721

    Jerry Yudelson, PE, MS, MBA, LEED AP, is one of the America’s leading experts on green buildings and is the Principal of Yudelson Associates.

    Jerry is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oregon, and a USGBC LEED AP since 2001. Jerry has an MBA from the University of Oregon, engaged in PhD studies in Environmental Engineering Science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and in Graduate Studies as a Rotary Foundation Fellow in Civil Engineering, Technische Hochschule, Aachen, Germany. Jerry has an MS in Environmental Engineering from Harvard University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Caltech.

    Jerry is author of 15 books* on green building, green development, green homes and water conservation. He served on the national board of the USGBC and was named by the U.S. Green Building Council to the inaugural group of 34 LEED Fellows. In 2011, Wired magazine named him the “Godfather of Green”. As a keynote speaker, Jerry Yudelson has addressed nearly 100 green building, sustainable development and water efficiency conferences in 12 countries since 2006.

    As one of the original 10 LEED national faculty members, from 2001 to 2008, Jerry trained more than 3,500 people in the LEED rating system. For the U.S. Green Building Council, from 2004 through 2009, he chaired Greenbuild, the country’s largest green building conference. In 2006, the U.S. General Services Administration named him a “National Peer Professional.”

    Jerry is an expert in the LEED green building rating system and provides his clients with expert guidance on creating, developing, designing and certifying green development projects and corporate sustainability programs. He has more than 25 years of experience with renewable energy systems, green building design, environmental remediation and water conservation.

    Jerry Yudelson’s Books:


    The Godfather of Green: An Eco-Spiritual Memoir, 2020
    Reinventing Green Building, 2016
    The Worlds Greenest Buildings: Promise Vs. Performance in Sustainable Design, 2013
    Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis, 2010
    Green Building Trends: Europe, 2009
    Sustainable Retail Development: New Success Strategies, 2009
    Greening Existing Buildings, 2009
    Green Buildings Through Integrated Design, 2008
    Choosing Green: The Home Buyer’s Guide to Good Green Homes, 2008
    Marketing Green Building Services: Strategies for Success, 2007
    The Green Building Revolution, 2007
    Green Building, A to Z: Understanding the Language of Green Building, 2007
    Developing Green: Strategies for Success, 2006
    Marketing Green Buildings: Guide for Engineering, Construction, Architecture, 2006

    #037 Rochelle Ade – Green Building Certification is NOT Working

    #037 Rochelle Ade – Green Building Certification is NOT Working

    Our guest this episode is Rochelle Ade, Green Building consultant and PhD candidate talking about applying date and critical thinking to “green building”.

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    In this episode, we discuss:


    How Green Building certification should be abolished
    Carbon based metrics distract from the importance or water conservation
    The state of play in the Australian and New Zealand Green Building markets
    How does a blind person know they are in a commercial or residential building?And much more…….

    For more information on Rochelle:

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/rochelle-ade-1b130116/

    Bio

    Rochelle is an engineering graduate and has worked on construction projects both in New Zealand and around the world, primarily as a project manager. Rochelle’s interest in Green Building was sparked at the same time as the formation of the New Zealand Green Building Council in 2007. Rochelle took this passion to the Middle East where she was involved with the establishment of the Emirates Green Building Council while head of sustainability for Bovis Lend Lease (BLL).

    Rochelle has been engaged with the Green Building movement for over ten years, both in New Zealand and around the world. During that time she has gathered accreditations in LEED, BREEAM, Green Star, Green Star NZ, Passive House and Homestar. Rochelle has a Master’s Degree on the subject of green building, specifically studying if there is any additional cost premium for Green Star certified buildings in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Rochelle has worked closely with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) helping them develop and implement many green building rating tools, including Homestar, NABERS and BASE. Rochelle helped the NZGBC develop and implement the Homestar residential green building rating tool.

    Edifice Complex Podcast

    Podcast on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDGEo1pCt2k8NzvBNJ_78lA

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    Podcast on Apple iTunes https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/edifice-complex-podcast/id1276845500

    #036 Eliot Benor & James Fish – BECx

    #036 Eliot Benor & James Fish – BECx

    Our guests this episode are Eliot Benor and James Fish of Building Envelop Testing LLC talking about building envelop commissioning.

    “If you build it, we will come……then we will spray water on it for 15 mins!”

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    In this episode, we discuss;


    The chaos and lack of credibility of building envelop Cx certifications.
    C40 cities and NYC legislation to de-carbonize the existing building stock.
    Energy modeling; is it science, art or a self-delusion?
    What BECx is and is not.and much more…….

    For more information on Eliot and James and their work

    LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/building-envelope-testing-llc-bb826a111

    Website http://bet-na.net/

    Eliot Benor Bio

    Eliot founded Building Envelope Testing LLC (BET), a NYC based façade testing lab with a full fenestration and building envelope testing facility in Roselle Park, NJ, USA. BET is also a calibrating lab; which means BET build and calibrate their own equipment and instruments to NIST or other nationally traceable standards. Façade and façade component testing is BET’s only business.

    BET’s services include:


    Fenestration testing to AAMA, ASTM and custom developed standards.
    Anchor/embed Pull Testing – ATSM and Project Specific Standards up to 50,000 lbs. in tension, shear and combined tension and shear.
    Sealant Adhesion Testing.
    Air Barrier testing including Blower Door, adhesion and penetration.
    Investigative Leak Testing.

    Prior to founding BET, Eliot was a senior consultant at Israel Berger and associates NYC and has 30 years of fenestration and construction experience. Eliot is a voting member of ASTM Committees D01, E05, E6 and E36 and a member of AAMA. Eliot is also a member of the NYC Department of Buildings advisory committee’s for Chapter 17, NYC ECC and FISP

    James Fish Bio

    James is a licensed professional engineer and head engineer at BET, responsible for research & development into energy efficiency and thermal analysis of buildings. James designs and builds testing, measuring, and monitoring equipment for use both in the lab and in the field. James is also responsible for quality management, ensuring compliance with standards organizations, accreditation authorities, and building codes.

    Related Post Regarding NYC

    #194 – Existing Buildings, the Elephant in the Room (about NYC’s recent legislation relating to existing buildings) https://bldwhisperer.com/existing-buildings-the-elephant-in-the-room/

    Edifice Complex Podcast

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    #035 Jennifer Veitch – National Research Council Canada

    #035 Jennifer Veitch – National Research Council Canada

    Our guest this episode is Jennifer Veitch, principal research officer for the National Research Council Canada.

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    In this episode, we discuss;


    ·  How physical space effects how we feel.
    ·  Visual inputs as a primary receptor.
    ·  The interconnection between lighting, acoustics and ventilation.
    ·  IEQ as a staff retention factor.

    And much more…….

    For more information on Jennifer and her work

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferveitch/

    Website: https://nrc.canada.ca/en

    Website: https://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2009/06/veitch

    Google Scholar webpage: https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=rOE_EKwAAAAJ

    Twitter @JenniferVeitch1

    Bio

    Dr. Jennifer Veitch is a Principal Research Officer in NRC Construction, where since 1992 she has led research into the effects of indoor environmental conditions, particularly lighting, on health and behaviour. Her projects are sponsored by a variety of industry, non-profit foundation, and governmental clients. She is known internationally for a model of lighting quality which has influenced recommendations and standards in North American and Europe; furthermore, she has demonstrated that better-quality lighting can both reduce energy use and improve organizational effectiveness if it is designed with individual needs in mind.

    Dr. Veitch is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, the International Association of Applied Psychology, and the IES. In 2011 she received the Waldram Gold Pin for Applied Illuminating Engineering from the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and in 2018 she received the IES Medal Award. She is a member of the editorial advisory boards for seven scholarly journals, including the Journal of Environmental Psychology. Among other leadership positions in both the lighting and psychology communities, she currently serves the CIE as Vice- President, Technical, and chairs the Canadian mirror committee to ISO/TC 274 – Light and Lighting.

    #034 Adam Bartman – Reducing the “dumb” in Plumbing

    #034 Adam Bartman – Reducing the “dumb” in Plumbing

    Our guest this episode is Adam Bartman founder of Reed, a market leading firm for building water damage and waste prevention.

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    In this episode, we discuss;


    How 70% of all building insurance claims are water based
    How plumbing systems are dumb, i.e. not connected like HVAC or Fire systems
    Using IoT to manage water conservation and risk

    And much more…

    For more information on Adam and his work

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-bartman-07889944/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/reedwater/

    Website: https://reedwater.io/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reedwater.io/

    Bio

    Adam is a second generation plumber and tech entrepreneur who designed a solution for smarter water management in commercial properties. He is the owner of a mid-size service plumbing company serving the Greater Toronto Area, Canada (PowerJet Plumbing), with over 15 years of experience in designing smart plumbing solutions (leak detection, electric valve control, meter data) that are connected, scalable and affordable.

    Edifice Complex Podcast

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Scooter509 ,

Love the ahow & hosts!

What an amazing show. You never know what topic or guest to expect but what ever it is, it is educational and fun!

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Surprisingly diverse, always interesting

Well done.

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A New Favorite

These guys are great. They are fun, knowledgeable, and just geeky enough ;) The guests on here are top notch people influencing the built environment, sharing their thoughts on how to build and live better. Keep them coming Adam and Robert!

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