51 episodes

Maine Architects Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan share their experience, knowledge, music preferences, and cocktail recipes. --Imagine going to a Building Energy conference, donning your name tag lanyard, attending a great session on an interesting topic, taking a bunch of notes, and filling your quota of power point slides for the year. This podcast is nothing like that. This is like going out to a bar afterward with the speaker and fellow architects and talking about that forum session. --Chris is a principal at BRIBURN architecture for life. --Phil is a principal at Kaplan Thompson Architects

Green Architects' Lounge Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan

    • Design
    • 5.0, 16 Ratings

Maine Architects Chris Briley and Phil Kaplan share their experience, knowledge, music preferences, and cocktail recipes. --Imagine going to a Building Energy conference, donning your name tag lanyard, attending a great session on an interesting topic, taking a bunch of notes, and filling your quota of power point slides for the year. This podcast is nothing like that. This is like going out to a bar afterward with the speaker and fellow architects and talking about that forum session. --Chris is a principal at BRIBURN architecture for life. --Phil is a principal at Kaplan Thompson Architects

    Ep52_Jacob Racusin Lecture - Part 2

    Ep52_Jacob Racusin Lecture - Part 2

    Welcome back for part 2 of Jacob's lecture from the PassivhausMAINE lecture series on addressing embodied carbon in our built environment. We close the episode with a song from one of the bands Jacob records with; Fantasma by Mal Maiz! Enjoy!

    Cheers!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Ep51_Jacob Racusin Lecture - Part 1

    Ep51_Jacob Racusin Lecture - Part 1

    Chris and Phil were not only lucky enough to attend a lecture by Jacob Racusin, but they were also able to record it! Our friends at PassivhausMAINE invited Jacob to share his insights on low-impact, high-performance building technologies and discuss some of the ground-breaking work he has been involved in lately regarding plant-based construction and carbon sequestration in our built environment. He's a wonderful speaker with contagious passion for combating climate change through better building.

    This is part one of his lecture, be sure to check out part two which will be released in about a week. Also be sure to visit our lame facebook page for cocktail recipes and links to Jacob's slide deck. Visuals help, but the the audio holds up on its own as well.

    Also, new theme song.

    Cheers!

    • 59 min
    Ep50_Offsite Construction and High Performance

    Ep50_Offsite Construction and High Performance

    So many people are talking about offsite construction as an inevitable next step to solve the myriad housing issues we currently face, and we can't help but envision high-performance as going hand in hand with this movement. We discuss the evolution of these systems from the Sears Kit Homes of the 20's, to the race-to-the-bottom Post-war Mobile Home industry, to the Dwell Prefab dreams of the oughts, to the realities of today - both in the USA and in Europe. We'll discuss how the companies currently innovating in the space (including Phil's own BrightBuilt Home) are faring with their various business models, and what are the challenges and limitations are being faced by the different approaches.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep49_Siding

    Ep49_Siding

    We know. You want a sustainable siding that is maintenance free and affordable. The problem is that there are just so many options from which to choose and it's difficult to wade through the ocean of literature and opinion to find the perfect siding for your sustainable home. Lucky for you, Chris and Phil have hit the record button on an in-depth conversation about siding (as well as a cocktail for the fleeting summer, the Montenegroni). Be sure to look for an upcoming article with GreenBuildingAdvisor.com and the article Chris authored for Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine! Pro-tip it contains the chart mentioned in the podcast which can also be found at our lame Facebook page. Cheers.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ep48_Embodied Carbon in Buildings

    Ep48_Embodied Carbon in Buildings

    Phil and Chris define and discuss embodied carbon in buildings, and make an impassioned case for understanding why this is absolutely the most urgent issue we face in the design and construction industry today - even ahead of zero energy building - as we work together to combat a fast-approaching climate crisis.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep47_Solar Storage

    Ep47_Solar Storage

    In this episode, Chris and Phil head over to the Portland Pod to record because they have not one, but two guests (Geoff Sparrow and Fred Greenhalgh of Revision Energy) to talk about Solar Storage! With lithium ion batteries hitting the market at ever more affordable prices, perhaps you've considered adding them to a project. The whole gang will sip fancy sunny cocktails and talk about the pros and cons of solar storage, when to consider them, and your options for installation.

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

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16 Ratings

16 Ratings

dogfan4lyfe ,

Great resource for anyone interested in Green building and building science

I discovered this podcast several years ago and I love it. They were on hiatus until recently and I was super excited to see that they’re back!

I like their humor and inclusion of drink recipes which make their show fun.

Liquidshano1973 ,

Architecture Dream

This is a great podcast to use as a resource for any of those looking to play in this space. They are funny and bring humor into something that could be a dry topic.

Story Spectacular ,

Very Informative with a Fun Twist

I'll start by saying my background is not in architecture, however I LOVE processy, industry, discussions, especially in a casual & fun format. Chris & Phil really deliver on their stated mission “like going to a bar with architects in a forum session…” A very valuable show to anyone in the industry looking to stay current in their feild in a fun way:)

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