When Ed and Rachelle asked for a LEED platinum house, contractor Scott Harris couldn't resist the challenge. Even without much knowledge of sustainable homes, he seized the opportunity and studied up on the features that would set this super eco-friendly house apart from the norm. But don't worry, you don't have to be Ed Begley Jr. with pot fillers, paperless drywalls, and a greywater system if you want a house with a low carbon footprint. Scott shares budget-friendly ways you can make your own house better for the environment, and take care of your own health by preventing mold from infiltrating your walls.
LESSONS FROM SCOTT:
1. You can achieve your dreams without taking the traditional path.
2. A house can be functional and beautiful.
3. Green can be a way of life.
TOPICS IN THIS EPISODE:
Email Scott Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow Scott on Instagram
Watch Scott in the web series On Begley Street
Boogie Nights, the film
The holy trinity of creating mold on paper on the back of drywall - put in a dark place, add water, and a food source
Erector sets of today
3 Advantages of Pot Fillers in your kitchen
SCI-Arc, architecture school
ACT D'mand system - save electricity / heat / time / water / energy by not waiting for hot water
Learn about recirculating pumps
Learn about shear wall
Daikon system for heating & AC
Kevin James, actor
What mere mortals can do:
- Retrofit an existing system with a Zone Kit (Honeywell)
- Check your air ducts in the attic - are you cooling / heating your attic instead of your house?
- HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Test
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