Living Net Zero - A Future Proof Home
February 3, 2015
Hosted by Shane Wolffe
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What's it like to be Future Proof? Would you rather pay yourself, or would you rather pay a utility company? Do you have the peace of mind that your home is more resilient in the event of an emergency? Would you like to know for sure that your home is part of the solution towards building a better world? Welcome to Net Zero living. In this episode of Future Proof Radio, Shane and guest Murray Guy, Principle of EcoSmart Developments and Integrated Designs discuss Murray's new net zero duplex in Saskatoon. We discuss the how and why to build to net zero as well as the costs involved. This episode removes the myth that building above and beyond the code has to be more expensive.
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Future Proof is Freedom. What kind of world do you want to live in?
Together we can change the world. We must start with ourselves. Then we can Future Proof our homes, businesses and communities.
Many people don’t realize it, but most of our biggest problems can be solved using current technology. I want to help you understand what you can do right now to make a difference.
My guests and I are going to simplify our technical expertise and break down what you can do in your home, business, workplace or community to save money, reduce your environmental impact and improve the health of yourself and people around you. Our guests work in various industries but all of them are here to help you Future Proof your home and our planet.
My name is Shane Wolffe and I work as a professional engineer with “Green Buildings” in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada, a city with one of the harshest climates that people live in. I am LEED accredited, trained by the Passive House institute, a Certified Energy Auditor and a certified Thermographer. I’ve worked as a consultant, a technician and as a manager for a start-up modular home building company. I've worked in pretty much every building type there is. I've seen a lot of issues but I've also seen a lot of solutions. I know that we can do much better, and if we do, we can build a much more sustainable world.
I’ve been fortunate to work with and learn from the best companies and minds involved with energy efficiency and green building. Unfortunately these companies often have difficulty gaining traction despite their value regarding the big picture. In other words, the green building industry has a marketing problem.
I firmly believe that this industry can reshape our economy and is necessary for the long term prosperity of humans and nature alike. The only way that this industry and movement is going to over-take the status quo is if regular folks understand how green building is of serious benefit to them, and they understand how to do it in an economical way. With this understanding I wrote my book and came up with the idea for my website. We will dive into this world so you can understand how you can help build a better one.