Women are living, learning, and leading towards a sustainable future. Their stories can help us all accelerate toward that vision in the built environment. Women in Sustainability: Design the Future is a podcast created to elevate and explore the voices of women driving sustainable practices in the built environment and related fields.Lindsay Baker, a sustainability and social impact leader, and Kira Gould, a writer and communications consultant, host these conversations. Acuity Brands is the producer of the podcast.
Liz York on architecture as a matter of health and public health
Architect Liz York is senior advisor for buildings and facilities strategy and innovation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. She talks about how buildings impact people -- their lives, health, and mental health. Liz has been a...
Erin Meezan on driving change and raising the bar on sustainability leadership
Erin Meezan sought a career that would help protect the natural world. That led to an environmental law degree, and today she is VP and Chief of Sustainability at Interface, the global commercial flooring company. She and Interface are focused on...
Gail Brager on meaningful mentorship and the power of collaboration
Gail Brager is a professor of architecture at UC Berkeley and associate director of the Center for the Built Environment, a model for collaborative research dedicated to transformational change in the building industry. She describes her research into...
Stacy Smedley on embodied carbon and focusing on impact
Stacy Smedley started her career in architecture and has worked with global construction company Skanska for the past seven years. She co-conceived the Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool last year, and is on loan from Skanska to...
Marge Anderson on inspiring change for a clean energy future
Master communicator Marge Anderson works at the Wisconsin-based nonprofit Slipstream, Inc., where she shapes education to drive behavior change around energy. She chaired the US Green Building Council in 2015, and was in Paris for the climate talks. She...
Carlie Bullock-Jones on building certifications and design for sports
Architect Carlie Bullock-Jones runs Ecoworks Studio in Atlanta and her firm touches many buildings seeking green building certifications including LEED, WELL, and others. This includes very large-scale projects such as professional sports facilities,...
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Thanks for the feedback!
Lindsay here (co-host), just wanted to post a reply to the review about the scope of our podcast. Indeed, we are not a podcast on the “how-to” of sustainable buildings. We talk about the progress of the movement, new frontiers in our work, and how to lead effectively in our industry. There are lots of great how-to learning opportunities out there on sustainable buildings, starting with the professional associations like USGBC, IIDA, etc. Our podcast is more about what’s next, what we need to do better, and what we have accomplished!
Narrow Audience- I’m not sure this podcast is for young Interior Designers like me
I really wanted to like this podcast, but the first couple episodes just didn’t hook me. I’m a young Interior Design professional with an interest in learning more about how I can design sustainable spaces and to hear from leaders in design and sustainability. I didn’t have a lot in common with the hosts or the guest and found the conversation hard to follow for someone relatively new to the industry. I’m thinking I’m not the audience they were looking for. I’d be willing to reevaluate and try listening again once more episodes are published, however it doesn’t seem like a podcast for me or people like me.