We'd arranged to have a post-Christmas catch-up about a few things and Alex suggested people might be interested in hearing about the genesis of Passive House Plus and its progenitor, Construct Ireland magazine, and the changes we've seen throughout the green building industry across those 20 years.
First off, we had a post-Christmas catch-up to find out about Jeff's family's developing taste for seagull and our various breaks.
If you want to skip that chatter entirely feel free to jump forward 12 minutes or so, that's when we start the proper conversation, however, Jeff did manage to quickly turn things around to SAP calculations about five minutes in.
And, at the end, we managed to squeeze in a bit of chat about how differently retrofit appears to be approached in France, with specific reference to the advice offered in the French version of Which? magazine.
Some references from the show
- Heat pump installer gets suspended for fraud
- Passive House Plus (UK edition here too)
- The Construct Ireland archive on Passive House Plus
We don't actually earn anything from this, and it's quite a lot of work, so we have to promote the day jobs.
- Zero Ambitions Partners email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Subscribe and advertise with Passive House Plus (UK edition here too)
- Join ACAN
- Join the AECB
- Email Alex and Dan about websites, branding, and communications (email@example.com; Everything is User Experience)
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What is Zero Ambitions Podcast?
Zero Ambitions is a podcast about sustainability, the built environment, and zero-carbon goals.
We talk about how sustainability applies to the built environment, to draw attention to the achievability of it all, wherever there is the will to make a difference. It's not easy, but it is possible.
Hosted by Jeff Colley (Passive House Plus), Dan Hyde (Everything is User Experience) and Alex Blondin (Everything is User Experience) Zero ambitions is a hub for sharing good practices, advice, stories about the importance of sustainable building, retrofit, performance, efficiency, new materials, strategies, and whatever needs to be done in order to meet the collective challenges that lie ahead.