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The Building Science Podcast

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The Building Science Podcast

The Building Science Podcast

Positive Energy

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Followers
5
Plays
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If you're a human being and you live indoors, this podcast is more relevant to your life than you probably ever knew. Exploring the ways building science helps humans thrive in the built environment.

Latest Episodes

Ventilation & Virus Transmission (And Other Topics Too)

How well do we understand the behavior of the novel coronavirus in our homes? What can we do to make our homes healthier? What is a CERV? Join Kristof as he interviews Ty Newell to find out!

72 MIN5 d ago
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Ventilation & Virus Transmission (And Other Topics Too)

The Westford Summer Camp Blues

For the first time in its 24 year history, the Westford Symposium on Building Science was forced to take a hiatus by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (it would have began as of the release of this episode). If you’ve never heard of this conference, you’ve been missing out. It’s one of the most incredible hubs of building science knowledge exchange and community building in North America. Obviously, we were sad about missing it so we decided to ask the founders and hosts of the conference for an interview. Join us as Kristof interviews Joe Lstiburek and Betsy Petit about the history, meaning, and impact of “Building Science Summer Camp.”

64 MIN1 w ago
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The Westford Summer Camp Blues

Obsessed With Humidity

Kristof interviews Pamela Cabrera about the expansion of humid climate zones in the future and the development of passive, membrane-based dehumidification.

60 MIN3 w ago
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Obsessed With Humidity

Constructal Law Meets Building Science - Flow Systems Are Everywhere

In a very entertaining and fascinating departure from our usual discussion of building science, we dive deeply into the concepts underlying Contstructal Law with its discoverer, Professor Adrian Bejan of Duke University.

72 MINJUN 5
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Constructal Law Meets Building Science - Flow Systems Are Everywhere

Stewardship & The Future of Engineering

Join Kristof in an interview with members of the Engineering Change Lab USA.

67 MINMAY 30
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Stewardship & The Future of Engineering

Passive House Accelerator

If you’ve never heard of the Passive House Accelerator, that all changes now. For too long, there has not been a centralized place to find information on all the Passive House resources and efforts. The Passive House Accelerator changes the game by aggregating the already fantastic content from other existing sites while also creating a new platform for people to share new ideas. Join Kristof as he interviews Zack Semke and Michael Ingui of Passive House Accelerator on all the great work they’re doing to build community in the building science field.

47 MINAPR 4
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Passive House Accelerator

A House Needs To Breathe... Or Does It?

Allison Bailes is writing a book! Allison writes the popular Energy Vanguard Blog. With a PhD in physics and thousands of hours spent in attics and crawl spaces, he knows a thing or two about houses. Join Kristof in a discussion with his old friend and colleague as they explore common myths about houses and talk about your next book purchase.

53 MINAPR 1
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A House Needs To Breathe... Or Does It?

The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home - Start With A Good Enclosure

Now, more than ever, there is a tremendous amount of attention on how interconnected we are to our immediate environmental conditions (and to each other).As building science consultants. Our family, friends, colleagues and clients have asked us for years about information that will help them reduce their exposures to pollutants, like viruses, in their homes, offices, and other indoor spaces. So as we began contemplating this episode, we heavily considered talking more about the Novel Coronavirus and how our work can help prevent potentially worse future outbreaks. What we realized in the process is that creating the future we want to see is the only way out of the old paradigm. We have to internalize the fact that buildings can improve health outcomes, both for us as human beings and also for the health of our planet. This podcast episode is the first of a five part series exploring what we see to be The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home. Join Kristof and Miguel as we explore what it means to “start with a good enclosure.”

76 MINMAR 25
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The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home - Start With A Good Enclosure

2019: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It’s been an incredible year. Let’s unpack it together and take a look at what’s coming your way in Season 6 of the show. Join producer Miguel & host Kristof for a fireside chat as the winter settles in around us.

35 MIN2019 DEC 20
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2019: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Death Of The Suburbs: An Urban Manifesto

It’s time to fundamentally reevaluate the way we build - not just at the level of detailing, but at the scale of the city. What are the decisions we make about density and how do they affect our daily lives? Why do we orient our urban infrastructure around cars when they’re incredibly inefficient ways to move people around? Why can’t you get to 90% of your daily needs within a 15 minute walk? Join Kristof as he interviews Ruchi Modi of the architecture and urbanism firm, PAU on a range of topics exploring how urban environments (can and will) actually benefit the entire planet.

63 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Death Of The Suburbs: An Urban Manifesto

Latest Episodes

Ventilation & Virus Transmission (And Other Topics Too)

How well do we understand the behavior of the novel coronavirus in our homes? What can we do to make our homes healthier? What is a CERV? Join Kristof as he interviews Ty Newell to find out!

72 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Ventilation & Virus Transmission (And Other Topics Too)

The Westford Summer Camp Blues

For the first time in its 24 year history, the Westford Symposium on Building Science was forced to take a hiatus by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic (it would have began as of the release of this episode). If you’ve never heard of this conference, you’ve been missing out. It’s one of the most incredible hubs of building science knowledge exchange and community building in North America. Obviously, we were sad about missing it so we decided to ask the founders and hosts of the conference for an interview. Join us as Kristof interviews Joe Lstiburek and Betsy Petit about the history, meaning, and impact of “Building Science Summer Camp.”

64 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Westford Summer Camp Blues

Obsessed With Humidity

Kristof interviews Pamela Cabrera about the expansion of humid climate zones in the future and the development of passive, membrane-based dehumidification.

60 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Obsessed With Humidity

Constructal Law Meets Building Science - Flow Systems Are Everywhere

In a very entertaining and fascinating departure from our usual discussion of building science, we dive deeply into the concepts underlying Contstructal Law with its discoverer, Professor Adrian Bejan of Duke University.

72 MINJUN 5
Comments
Constructal Law Meets Building Science - Flow Systems Are Everywhere

Stewardship & The Future of Engineering

Join Kristof in an interview with members of the Engineering Change Lab USA.

67 MINMAY 30
Comments
Stewardship & The Future of Engineering

Passive House Accelerator

If you’ve never heard of the Passive House Accelerator, that all changes now. For too long, there has not been a centralized place to find information on all the Passive House resources and efforts. The Passive House Accelerator changes the game by aggregating the already fantastic content from other existing sites while also creating a new platform for people to share new ideas. Join Kristof as he interviews Zack Semke and Michael Ingui of Passive House Accelerator on all the great work they’re doing to build community in the building science field.

47 MINAPR 4
Comments
Passive House Accelerator

A House Needs To Breathe... Or Does It?

Allison Bailes is writing a book! Allison writes the popular Energy Vanguard Blog. With a PhD in physics and thousands of hours spent in attics and crawl spaces, he knows a thing or two about houses. Join Kristof in a discussion with his old friend and colleague as they explore common myths about houses and talk about your next book purchase.

53 MINAPR 1
Comments
A House Needs To Breathe... Or Does It?

The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home - Start With A Good Enclosure

Now, more than ever, there is a tremendous amount of attention on how interconnected we are to our immediate environmental conditions (and to each other).As building science consultants. Our family, friends, colleagues and clients have asked us for years about information that will help them reduce their exposures to pollutants, like viruses, in their homes, offices, and other indoor spaces. So as we began contemplating this episode, we heavily considered talking more about the Novel Coronavirus and how our work can help prevent potentially worse future outbreaks. What we realized in the process is that creating the future we want to see is the only way out of the old paradigm. We have to internalize the fact that buildings can improve health outcomes, both for us as human beings and also for the health of our planet. This podcast episode is the first of a five part series exploring what we see to be The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home. Join Kristof and Miguel as we explore what it means to “start with a good enclosure.”

76 MINMAR 25
Comments
The 5 Principles Of A Healthy Home - Start With A Good Enclosure

2019: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It’s been an incredible year. Let’s unpack it together and take a look at what’s coming your way in Season 6 of the show. Join producer Miguel & host Kristof for a fireside chat as the winter settles in around us.

35 MIN2019 DEC 20
Comments
2019: Looking Back & Looking Forward

Death Of The Suburbs: An Urban Manifesto

It’s time to fundamentally reevaluate the way we build - not just at the level of detailing, but at the scale of the city. What are the decisions we make about density and how do they affect our daily lives? Why do we orient our urban infrastructure around cars when they’re incredibly inefficient ways to move people around? Why can’t you get to 90% of your daily needs within a 15 minute walk? Join Kristof as he interviews Ruchi Modi of the architecture and urbanism firm, PAU on a range of topics exploring how urban environments (can and will) actually benefit the entire planet.

63 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Death Of The Suburbs: An Urban Manifesto
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