Episode 1: Joe Lstiburek


9 April 2024

50 mins 51 secs

Season 1

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"It's not a rocket science, it's a building science!"

In the first episode of the pro clima podcast, we're talking to Joe Lstiburek, the Godfather of Building Science. He delves into his journey from designer to advocate for improved building practices, emphasizing the importance of learning from past mistakes, like weathertightness issues seen in the US or Canada. He reckons the New Zealand construction industry should learn from these mistakes, not keep repeating them. Joe also discusses ventilation concerns and the role of dehumidifiers, suggesting a balanced approach to efficiency. Additionally, he talks about upcoming advancements in design and materials. He stresses the need for education to prevent similar problems from arising in the future.

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