Episode Archive

8 episodes of Pro Clima Podcast since the first episode, which aired on 9 April 2024.

  • Episode 8: Chris Penk

    19 July 2024  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 2 secs
    building code, construction quality, construction skills, construction training, granny flats, performance targets

    Simon Cator and Jon Davies in a conversation with the Building and Construction Minister, Hon Chris Penk, discussing his desire to build “Simply, Cheaply and Quickly”.

  • Episode 7: Jon Davies

    16 July 2024  |  Season 1  |  37 mins 51 secs
    airtightness, design, existing buildings, health, insulation, parka wrap, renovation, retrofitting

    Jon Davies and Simon Cator discuss a home renovation project using Parka Wrap to improve insulation and energy efficiency, emphasising the importance of continuous innovation in building practices for enhancing existing structures.

  • Episode 6: Sharon Robinson

    2 July 2024  |  Season 1  |  32 mins 9 secs
    airtightness, architect, architectural designer, build, building, energy efficiency, energy modelling, homeowners, insulation, new zealand, passive house, performance, space, thermal bridging, ventilation, windows

    Sharon advises homeowners to research Passive House principles, discuss energy efficiency early in the design process, and understand that high-performance homes offer better long-term savings and comfort, despite misconceptions about minimal building code standards.

  • Episode 5: John Straube

    18 June 2024  |  Season 1  |  43 mins 45 secs
    airtightness, building code, building design, building performance, building science, buildings, construction materials, energy efficiency, energy modeling, insulation, new zealand building, wall construction, weather resistive barrier, windows

    John Straube and Simon Cator discussed the importance of understanding building science to create sustainable and comfortable living spaces. Dr. Straube shared his journey from civil engineering to building science and his decades of experience as a building scientist and professor.

  • Episode 4: Kim Feldborg

    5 June 2024  |  Season 1  |  30 mins 12 secs
    airtightness, architecture, building education, construction, energy efficiency, heating, passiv haus, passive house, passive house design, sustainability, ventilation

    In this episode of the pro clima Podcast, Kim Feldborg shares his journey in designing and building his own Passive House due to the cold conditions of his previous brand-new rental property. He discusses the differences in home heating between Denmark and New Zealand, and highlights the energy efficiency and benefits of his current home.

  • Episode 3: Darryl Sang

    9 April 2024  |  Season 1  |  28 mins 7 secs
    architecture, building education, construction, energy efficiency, holistic projects, holisting construction, passiv haus, passive house, sustainability

    In this podcast episode, Darryl Sang talks about making homes in New Zealand more energy-efficient, sharing his work on projects like the Piha EnerPHit renovation and Legacy House. He says it's crucial to improve existing homes by setting up standard systems for upgrades, and he stresses the importance of tackling issues like condensation and airtightness in the building code while promoting better skills and using models to ensure homes are comfy and meet high standards.

  • Episode 2: Natasha Cockerell

    9 April 2024  |  Season 1  |  26 mins 22 secs
    architecture, building design, bulidng, construction, energy efficiency, energy modelling, sustainability

    In the second episode of the pro clima podcast, Natasha Cockerell joins us to discuss the current challenges the construction sector in New Zealand is facing. Natasha advocates for sustainable building practices and the urgency to use energy modelling to build better buildings.

  • Episode 1: Joe Lstiburek

    9 April 2024  |  Season 1  |  50 mins 51 secs
    airtightness, better building, building, construction education, moisture management, ventilation, wetahertightness

    In the first episode of the pro clima podcast, Joe Lstiburek discusses the importance of learning from past building mistakes, particularly regarding weather issues seen in the US and Canada in the past, urging the New Zealand construction industry to avoid repeating them. He also emphasizes the significance of balanced ventilation strategies and ongoing education to prevent future challenges.