This is a brief introduction to Sustainable Home Catalyst. Read on to find out why I created the Sustainable Home Catalyst Podcast and what you can expect. I will also tell you a little bit about myself as well.
Why Did I Decide to Start This Podcast and Website?
My goal is to improve the quality and sustainability of homes in North America. I want everyone to have a home that is more sustainable and more durable. I also feel that a sustainable home shouldn’t just be sustainable for the environment but also sustainable for the homeowners themselves and their finances. And this doesn’t only apply to new homes but to existing homes as well. There is something that anyone can do to make their home a little but more sustainable.
What Am I Going To Do?
Through Sustainable Home Catalyst I will provide you with the information you need to know about what a sustainable home really is, the many ways sustainable homes can benefit you, and what you can do to make your current or next home more sustainable.
I will be starting off by explaining many basic sustainable home concepts and will also be diving into specific things that can be done and products that can be used to make almost any home more sustainable.
As for the format of this podcast you won’t have to just listen to me blabbing away the whole time. I will be bringing on guests to help explain sustainable concepts, technologies and products. Finally, I want to answer your questions. If you have any questions, send me a message by going to shcatalyst.com/contact or by emailing me at Ben@SHCatalyst.com and I will try to answer your questions on future episodes.
So what about me? Who Is Ben Hildebrandt?
Long before I got into architecture professionally I was interested in the thought of putting solar panels on my home to generate my own electricity and heat from the sun. I thought it was amazing that it was possible to do that.
Over the years I have had the opportunity to research sustainable technologies and help develop a couple new sustainable products.
For the past several years I have been employed as a building science technologist focusing on moisture, air, and heat in a home and ensuring that homes are constructed to properly manage the flow of moisture, air, and heat between the interior of the home and the exterior environment. During this time I have learned extensively that the materials used to build a home (or any building) don’t necessarily matter as much as how they are installed and most importantly how the different components of a building are connected to each other.
We need to have homes that are not only built to be environmentally sustainable but are also built properly and durably.
I have created the podcast so that everyone can know not only how to make their home more sustainable but how to also ensure it is constructed properly and durably.
I believe there are many things that can be done to any new or existing home to make it more sustainable…. And every little bit counts.
So please join me in this podcast as I explain what a sustainable home really is, how it can benefit much more than just the environment, and what you can do to make your current… or next home a little more sustainable.
I hope you have enjoyed this brief introduction and that you will join me for episode 1 which is just a tap (or click) away.
Please share this with any of your friends that you think would be interested in making their home more sustainable.