57 episodes

Net Zero. Repurpose. Quilt work. Scraps. Leaders. Visionaries. Disruptors. Gender-barrier busters. Bringing disparate pieces into efficient building- science harmony. Trailblazing industry authority Shawna Henderson has deep conversations about the building science world with a range of on-the-ground experts. Walk away with a little more housing energy conservation knowledge you never knew you needed. We are here to disrupt the status quo and change the culture for the betterment of all.

This Must Be The Place: The Building Science Podcast Shawna Henderson

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Net Zero. Repurpose. Quilt work. Scraps. Leaders. Visionaries. Disruptors. Gender-barrier busters. Bringing disparate pieces into efficient building- science harmony. Trailblazing industry authority Shawna Henderson has deep conversations about the building science world with a range of on-the-ground experts. Walk away with a little more housing energy conservation knowledge you never knew you needed. We are here to disrupt the status quo and change the culture for the betterment of all.

    Shay Bulmer - Founder and General Manager of Northern Homecraft Ltd.

    Shay Bulmer - Founder and General Manager of Northern Homecraft Ltd.

    In this episode of This Must Be The Place Shawna is joined by Shay Bulmer, the founder and General Manager of Northern Homecraft Ltd., an award-winning, net-zero certified custom home company based in Vanderhoof British Columbia. Shay also serves as the current President of the Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) in Northern BC and is the presidential appointee at the CHBA BC level.

    Highlights from this episode:

    • Why Shay says that “energy performance is investment performance”.

    • The importance of developing some sort of stimulus for smaller and rural markets to achieve higher performing homes.

    • Why it’s worth the time to learn about the different types of comfort that high performance homes can provide.

    northernhomecraft.com

    Host/Producer - Shawna Henderson shawna@bluehouseenergy.com

    Producer - Tanya Chedrawy tanya@tanyamedia.com

    Technical Producer - Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com

    Social Media – Anita Kirkbride www.twirp.ca

    A Production of: Blue House Energy bluehouseenergy.com/

    Tanya Media tanyamedia.com

    Podcast Atlantic podcastatlantic.com/

    Blue House Energy’s Website by R & G - The Sustainability Agency https://www.rgstrategic.com/

    Music from Arches Audio - https://archesaudio.com/ Title of Song - "Road Trip"

    • 56 min
    Jodi Huettner - President and CEO of Helga Wear Inc.

    Jodi Huettner - President and CEO of Helga Wear Inc.

    Innovator and disruptor Jodi Huettner joins Shawna for this episode of This Must be The Place. Jodi is the driving force behind creating and supplying Inclusive Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, for women not only in the energy efficiency space but also for active and outdoor STEM positions. She is the President and CEO of Helga Wear Inc..

    Highlights from this episode:

    • PPE impacts many things for women, including mental health.

    • The A-ha moment that Jodi experienced and why it was simultaneously “amazing and devastating”.

    • Find out about the exciting new PPE products that Helga Wear is currently developing.

    helgawear.com

    Host/Producer - Shawna Henderson shawna@bluehouseenergy.com

    Producer - Tanya Chedrawy tanya@tanyamedia.com

    Technical Producer - Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com

    Social Media – Anita Kirkbride www.twirp.ca

    A Production of: Blue House Energy bluehouseenergy.com/

    Tanya Media tanyamedia.com

    Podcast Atlantic podcastatlantic.com/

    Blue House Energy’s Website by R & G - The Sustainability Agency https://www.rgstrategic.com/

    Music from Arches Audio - https://archesaudio.com/ Title of Song - "Road Trip"

    • 54 min
    Chris Magwood - Manager, Carbon Free Buildings at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Director, Builders for Climate Action

    Chris Magwood - Manager, Carbon Free Buildings at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Director, Builders for Climate Action

    In this episode of This Must Be the Place, Shawna chats with Chris MagWood, a crusader for reversing climate change and for the past 25 years he has dedicated his career to inspiring and assisting others to do the same. He currently holds two positions—Manager in the Carbon Free Buildings program at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and as Director at Builders for Climate Action, an organization which he helped to establish.

    Highlights from this episode:

    • Find out why Chris “got really obsessed with metrics”.

    • Learn about the tool that Chris created that measures embodied carbon that you can download.

    • Hear what Chris has to say about moving the needle to meet our embodied carbon benchmarks by 2030 and beyond.

    buildersforclimateaction.org

    rmi.org

    Host/Producer - Shawna Henderson shawna@bluehouseenergy.com

    Producer - Tanya Chedrawy tanya@tanyamedia.com

    Technical Producer - Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com

    Social Media – Anita Kirkbride www.twirp.ca

    A Production of: Blue House Energy bluehouseenergy.com/

    Tanya Media tanyamedia.com

    Podcast Atlantic podcastatlantic.com/

    Blue House Energy’s Website by R & G - The Sustainability Agency https://www.rgstrategic.com/

    Music from Arches Audio - https://archesaudio.com/ Title of Song - "Road Trip"

    • 56 min
    Lorrie Rand - Sustainability Director at Habit Studio

    Lorrie Rand - Sustainability Director at Habit Studio

    Shawna is joined by Lorrie Rand in this episode of This Must Be The Place.

    Lorrie is the Sustainability Director at Habit Studio, a company she co-founded that specializes in sustainable renovations. Habit Studio is the leading authority on sustainable home design in Nova Scotia. Her company is also currently 8 women strong!

    Tune in to find out:

    • Why Lorrie decided to only work in Passive House.

    • The huge retrofit project that she is documenting for a Youtube series!

    habitstudio.ca

    Host/Producer - Shawna Henderson shawna@bluehouseenergy.com

    Producer - Tanya Chedrawy tanya@tanyamedia.com

    Technical Producer - Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com

    Social Media – Anita Kirkbride www.twirp.ca

    A Production of: Blue House Energy bluehouseenergy.com/

    Tanya Media tanyamedia.com

    Podcast Atlantic podcastatlantic.com/

    Blue House Energy’s Website by R & G - The Sustainability Agency https://www.rgstrategic.com/

    Music from Arches Audio - https://archesaudio.com/ Title of Song - "Road Trip"

    • 49 min
    Kendall Ansel - Owner of Belle Construction and Kendall Ansell Interiors

    Kendall Ansel - Owner of Belle Construction and Kendall Ansell Interiors

    In this episode of This Must Be the Place, Shawna chats with Kendall Ansell-sometimes referred to as a “Fairy Design Mother” and a “gender-smashing business owner”. Kendall is the owner of Belle Construction and Kendall Ansell Interiors located in Vancouver, BC.

    In this episode:

    • Find out the popular Google search term related to the construction industry that has changed in recent years.

    • Learn what tired, gender-biased question Kendall received from a student in a recent lecture she taught and her response to it.

    • How Belle Construction is pioneering the way for more women to work in the trades.

    belleconstruction.com

    kendallansell.com

    Host/Producer - Shawna Henderson shawna@bluehouseenergy.com

    Producer - Tanya Chedrawy tanya@tanyamedia.com

    Technical Producer - Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com

    Social Media – Anita Kirkbride www.twirp.ca

    A Production of: Blue House Energy bluehouseenergy.com/

    Tanya Media tanyamedia.com

    Podcast Atlantic podcastatlantic.com/

    Blue House Energy’s Website by R & G - The Sustainability Agency https://www.rgstrategic.com/

    Music from Arches Audio - https://archesaudio.com/ Title of Song - "Road Trip"

    • 49 min
    How do we inspire and disrupt the industry moving forward to meet our energy efficiency targets? Guest Jesse Hitchcock - Senior Analyst at Customer Energy Solutions

    How do we inspire and disrupt the industry moving forward to meet our energy efficiency targets? Guest Jesse Hitchcock - Senior Analyst at Customer Energy Solutions

    In this episode Shawna introduces the final theme of season 3—how do we inspire and disrupt the industry moving forward to meet our energy efficiency targets? Her guest Jesse Hitchcock, is a senior research analyst working in energy efficiency and climate change mitigation. She is dedicated to building a decarbonized future—one where communities are sustainable and supportive for all. She is recognized for her community leadership and has served on Canada’s preeminent leadership forums and has been featured in such publications as the Huffington Post, CBC Power and Politics and others.

    In this episode:

    • Why we need to break down silos to develop better climate change solutions.

    • How lived experience and diversity is an essential lens to apply at the policy table.

    • Why we have a broken ecosystem in energy retrofits and what we can do about it.

    • Why Jesse has a different definition of “scale”.

    esource.com

    Host/Producer - Shawna Henderson shawna@bluehouseenergy.com

    Producer - Tanya Chedrawy tanya@tanyamedia.com

    Technical Producer - Michael Boyd michaelboyd@podcastatlantic.com

    Social Media – Anita Kirkbride www.twirp.ca

    A Production of: Blue House Energy bluehouseenergy.com/

    Tanya Media tanyamedia.com

    Podcast Atlantic podcastatlantic.com/

    Blue House Energy’s Website by R & G - The Sustainability Agency https://www.rgstrategic.com/

    Music from Arches Audio - https://archesaudio.com/ Title of Song - "Road Trip"

    • 1 hr

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