15 episodes

The How 2 Build Green Podcast is a sustainable lifestyle podcast. Focusing on how we live in not only our homes and buildings but how we interact with the planet. We are accelerating change in the way we live and the way we consume the Earth's resources. This is also designed to give you specific how to information that you can integrate in your own life. Some might be thinking about building their own home, becoming a sustainable building contractor, or just living a more organic and free life. You’re in the right place if this sounds meaningful to you!

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    • 4.4 • 33 Ratings

The How 2 Build Green Podcast is a sustainable lifestyle podcast. Focusing on how we live in not only our homes and buildings but how we interact with the planet. We are accelerating change in the way we live and the way we consume the Earth's resources. This is also designed to give you specific how to information that you can integrate in your own life. Some might be thinking about building their own home, becoming a sustainable building contractor, or just living a more organic and free life. You’re in the right place if this sounds meaningful to you!

    Greywater Systems

    Greywater Systems

    We discuss greywater systems.  These systems make huge contributions toward water conservation. A greywater system is the perfect fit for your eco home! Self sustainable living, eco house design, green home design, building a house checklist, greywater systems, residential greywater systems, greywater definition, greywater treatment, greywater recycling systems

    • 26 min
    Earthen Floors

    Earthen Floors

    We discuss earthen floors and some very cool diy products.  These are some of the most awesome floors for your eco home! Self sustainable living, eco house design, green home design, building a house checklist

    • 32 min
    DIY Greenhouse Heating and Cooling

    DIY Greenhouse Heating and Cooling

    Jerome Osentowski and I discuss a greenhouse system called the Climate Battery.  This is very simple greenhouse design or diy greenhouse. This system takes hot air in a greenhouse and stores it underground in inexpensive foundation pipes.  And during the night when cold temperatures set in, it releases the warm air via small fans back into the greenhouse.  It will do the opposite in hot climates!  This is a really cool system that will allow you to eat organic and lower your food expenses!

    • 23 min
    Off Grid Home Design

    Off Grid Home Design

    In this episode with Ian Woofenden of Home Power Magazine, we discuss off grid home design as it relates to renewable energy.  And we discuss the motivations for living in an off grid home. Topics include:
    Off grid home design Solar / Photovoltaic systems Solar hot water systems Wind energy Hydro systems Biomass    Living green Passive house plans Sustainable house And More!!

    • 47 min
    SURE (SUstainable + REsilient) House

    SURE (SUstainable + REsilient) House

    The SURE HOUSE is a project at Stevens Institute of Technology that is leading innovation in sustainable home building in coastal areas and beyond.  These guys just won the Solar Decathlon by the US Department of Energy.  But don't be fooled, many of the same processes, techniques, materials etc. are relevant in many regions not just coastal areas.  

    • 40 min
    Earthbag Building - I'm Excited!

    Earthbag Building - I'm Excited!

    We talk with Kelly Hart about earthbag building.  As a natural building proponent, I am really getting excited about the possibilities with this basic sustainable building material.  Think about it. We can use a product that in many cases can be used directly from the sit = low embodied energy.  There is missing audio about 5 minutes in...but just keep listening.  It is good information regarding earthbag homes and low cost building.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Grombler ,

Great topics discussed

Quality production and great topics

Oops_I_Put_up_the_volume_to_loud_and_now_im_deaf ,

Not impressed. More numbers less opinion.

I was first drawn to this podcast by the greywater systems episode as I’m a graduate student and looking to expand my knowledge on LEED construction practices. Suffice to say I was thoroughly unimpressed by the “sustainability” quips about being environmentally conscious and being renewable. We all agree these are excellent goals for the construction industry, but I found the use of empirical data and efficiency performance to be lacking. Mind you, off the top of my head water metering is part of the LEED building checklist so it would have been nice to see how greywater systems compare with other buildings or systems that do not use renewable appliances.

Overall, it is a fair treatment to hear about what systems or appliances are being used. Not as effective in backing up with studies and empirical/numerical data.

DavidSparkman ,

Extremely valuable, useful, and important information and ideas

These podcasts are informative and extremely inspiring, providing sound ideas on a more sustainable way to live. I had the good fortune to meet Adam Fries a couple of weeks ago and learned an enormous amount from him, found him to be extremely knowledgeable and optimistic about building, and am grateful he has put all of this information up here. Thanks again...

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