Mike Maines

Episode 30: How To Offer Energy Efficiency When The Market Isn't Asking For It Yet?

Episode 30: How To Offer Energy Efficiency When The Market Isn't Asking For It Yet?

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. This week I had a request to talk about how to get into this field. I don’t think it was specifically about architecture, so much as, how to offer energy efficiency when the market isn’t asking for it yet.

Episode 29: Critically Important: Air Barriers

Episode 29: Critically Important: Air Barriers

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. This week we have resident building science expert, Mike Maines, back with us to discuss something that is critically important in the building industry - Air Barriers. Not only where do they belong, but why do we even need them?

Episode 28: #moveoverbob

Episode 28: #moveoverbob

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. For the month of October we are very excited to have some stellar female guests join us on the podcast. For the month of October we have been highlighting some amazing women in construction. It all started when a client of mine shared an article with a movement labeled #moveoverbob. So today we get to talk to the founder of MOB and hear why she started and what it means to be a woman in the construction industry.

Episode 27: Women in Construction with Patrice Cappelletti

Episode 27: Women in Construction with Patrice Cappelletti

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. For the month of October we are very excited to have some stellar female guests join us on the podcast. The movement #moveoverbob is gaining some traction on highlighting the brilliant women who work in the construction industry. So today we had the pleasure of talking with Patrice Cappelletti of Live Solar Maine. Patrice and I have been working together for years. What I love most about working with her is her attitude. She’s fun, she’s thoughtful, she’s non-combative when an issue comes up and she’s fearless. She’s willing to try anything. People who meet Patrice instantly love her energy. Being a woman and general contractor, she felt that creating nests comes naturally for her. So here’s a little glimpse into the dynamic relationship that exists when building with Patrice.

Episode 26: Women in Construction with Heather Thompson

Episode 26: Women in Construction with Heather Thompson

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. For the month of October we are very excited to have some stellar female guests join us on the podcast. The movement #moveoverbob is gaining some traction on highlighting the brilliant women who work in the construction industry. So today we had the pleasure of talking with Heather Thompson, Owner of Thompson Johnson Woodworks, Inc. Not only is Heather in the minority 9% of females in construction, she’s also highly focused on building science and best building practices for current and future generations. We are lucky enough to have Heather here in our home state of Maine. We took the opportunity to sit down with her to hear more about what she’s doing in the world of construction.

Episode 25: Landscape Architecture with Kerry Lewis

Episode 25: Landscape Architecture with Kerry Lewis

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. For the month of October we are very excited to have some steller female guests join us on the podcast. The movement #moveoverbob is gaining some traction on highlighting the brilliant women who work in the construction industry. So today we had the pleasure of talking with Kerry Lewis, a landscape architect and colleague. She gives a lot of valuable insight on how to prep a site, how not to start from scratch, how to incorporate native plantings, and why it’s so important to have a plan and work with a landscape architect to spend less on your landscape in the long run. Better planning = better projects.

Episode 24: Climate Change...Say What?

Episode 24: Climate Change...Say What?

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. So, unless you had your head buried in the sand, you probably heard something about the UN Climate Summit in NYC this week. Sadly, the US didn’t speak - in fact we said nothing - which pretty much stands to reason that our current administration plans to stick with pulling out of the Paris Accords - and even if they don’t - they’ve pulled back so many EPA policies that we are not on track to meet any of the goals! - Yikes. So when it’s just me on my soapbox, i’m going to try and keep these podcasts short. But they say you should talk about the things you’re passionate about and this is something I am passionate about. So tell me what your thoughts on climate change are.

Climate Action Summit 2019

How do buildings contribute to climate change?

Buildings generate nearly 40% of annual global GHG emissions.

New Research Shows Zero Carbon Buildings Are Possible Where You Might Least Expect Them

World Resources Institute

Accelerating Building Decarbonization: Eight Attainable Policy Pathways to Net Zero Carbon Buildings For All

Climate Change - SEIA

Recycling & End-of-Life Considerations for Photovoltaics

Episode 23: Climate Strike 2019

Episode 23: Climate Strike 2019

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England.

Learn about the cause:

Global Climate Strike

Strike With Us

Fridays For Future

History - School Strike for Climate

How to participate in your area:

https://strikewithus.org/#sign_up

https://www.fridaysforfuture.org/events/map

Articles on the strike and climate change:

Fast And Company

USA Today

Science Alert

Climate Change

And so much more - start your climate change research today!

Episode 22: Air Sealing with SIGA's Tape Ninja Ken

Episode 22: Air Sealing with SIGA's Tape Ninja Ken

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. Air sealing is one of the most critical parts of build a high performance home. This week we invited Ken Kiefer from SIGA to join us to talk about air sealing, products, and how to make it easier for the industry to build tighter buildings. We definitely subscribe to the philosophy “Build it right, Build it tight” so having Ken on the podcast was so much fun. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Episode 21: Building a Business With High Performance Homes in Mind

Episode 21: Building a Business With High Performance Homes in Mind

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. This week, in honor of Labor Day, I wanted to talk more about the business of architecture. Today I answer a couple of questions that other architects, builders, and students have asked me in the past about starting a business with a specialty in energy efficiency.

Episode 20: Embodied Carbon With Mike Maines

Episode 20: Embodied Carbon With Mike Maines

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. This week we invited our good friend and frequent guest, Mike Maines, back to the podcast to talk about embodied carbon. If you follow along with any of the Paris Climate Agreement or Climate Change in general, you maybe have heard we need to get a handle on our carbon emissions sooner rather than later. In today’s podcast we talk about what that means for the building sector and you as a homeowner building or renovating your home.

Episode 19: A Discussion on PassivHaus with Naomi at PassivHaus Maine

Episode 19: A Discussion on PassivHaus with Naomi at PassivHaus Maine

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. This week we invited our friend and colleague Bob Swinburne to join us and talk about semi customizable plan sets like his Vermont Simple House project and our semi custom division at Mottram Architecture. We talk about why we think it’s an important and under served section of the market, what potential panelization might play in future builds, and the importance of having the architect be an advocate for the homeowner through the construction process.

Episode 18: Semi Custom Homes with Vermont Simple House

Episode 18: Semi Custom Homes with Vermont Simple House

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. This week we invited our friend and colleague Bob Swinburne to join us and talk about semi customizable plan sets like his Vermont Simple House project and our semi custom division at Mottram Architecture. We talk about why we think it’s an important and under served section of the market, what potential panelization might play in future builds, and the importance of having the architect be an advocate for the homeowner through the construction process.

Episode 17: Heat Pumps with Bo: The Breathable Home

Episode 17: Heat Pumps with Bo: The Breathable Home

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England.

Episode 16: All Things Solar with Revision Energy

Episode 16: All Things Solar with Revision Energy

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. In this weeks podcast we had the pleasure of talking with Fred Greenhalgh with Revision Energy. Revision Energy is a full service renewable energy contractor, who provides a full range of engineering, design, installation and equipment services for homes, businesses, municipal buildings and nonprofits. But most importantly, they are on the forefront of solar expansion here in Maine. They have installed solar in-spite of poor legislation and have helped lobby for the better policies we now see coming to Maine. If you’re at all interested in solar, this is the podcast for you! Fred has been with Revision for a number of years and has a great deal of information to share, including his journey of living completely off grid and the challenges that go with that. Check out the new construction + solar guide he put together: HERE Learn more about Revision and their mission HERE or Learn about the technology for your home HERE They have a great website including blog posts and updates on the legislature. They often put on events and tours for you to see solar in action, and their employee owners are often seen out and about in the community. We hope you enjoy this episode and let us know if you have questions we didn’t cover with Fred!

Episode 15: A Discussion on Windows with Steve Konstantino at Performance Building Supply

Episode 15: A Discussion on Windows with Steve Konstantino at Performance Building Supply

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. In today’s episode we talk about windows. We discuss the merit of triple pane windows, why European windows are different, and some options that you can get with the windows from Performance Building Supply. Check out show notes for more information on Steve and Performance Building Supply.

Episode 14: Dinner with Three Design Professionals

Episode 14: Dinner with Three Design Professionals

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. A friend and colleague Bob Swineburn was visiting another friend and colleague Mike Maines here in Maine this summer. So we got together and had a round table discussion on all things building science in the residential world of Maine and Vermont. I imagine this must be a little bit like any dinner party with 2 or more architects. Bob and Mike both bring a ton of experience to the building science community and it’s always a pleasure to get together and chat about what we are really passionate about!

For More on Mike Maines Residential Design click HERE!

For More on Bob Swineburn click HERE or HERE

And Bob mentioned the keynote speaker Chris Magwood during our discussion, so you can learn more about him HERE

Episode 13: Sustainable Communities The Recap

Episode 13: Sustainable Communities The Recap

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. In this podcast we recap some of the discussion from the Sustainable Communities panel on Wednesday night. I don’t go into detail on the other participants specialties, but I do hope to have each of them on the podcast to elaborate on the ideas and wisdom that I gained from being on a panel with them.

Episode 12: Sustainable Communities with Bob Muller

Episode 12: Sustainable Communities with Bob Muller

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. In this podcast we talked with Bob Muller about Sustainable Communities. Bob is a builder/developer here in Maine committed to high performance homes, but also the extension of living beyond the home to the lot, land and community.

Episode 11: Interview with Homeowner Howie Berger

Episode 11: Interview with Homeowner Howie Berger

E3 - Energy and Efficiency with Emily is a podcast dedicated to energy efficient home building in cold climate areas of New England. In this podcast we invited Howie Berger, a homeowner who designed and built a home with us, to come on and talk about his experience designing, building, and living in a high performance home.