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Alter Eco Featured on Green Building Matters Podcast

Joe spoke with Charlie Cichetti on the Green Building Matters podcast. Topics discussed include:

  • Zero energy readiness.
  • Alter Eco’s success, selection process, and standard/program choices.
  • Passive House vs Net Zero Ready Homes for advanced energy modeling.
  • Best practices, programs (LEED, Passive House, DOE), certification and chapter benefits.
  • Misconceptions on implementing sustainable programs, how architects can steer the ship, and the concept of trade ops.
  • Advantages of having architects who can simplify details with sustainability in mind during the building process.
  • Trends of a 2,500 sq. home feeling like a 4,000 sqm.
  • Electrification and designing all electric buildings and homes.
  • Selecting prefabbed, cut off site, more modular components or whole systems on projects.

Listen to the podcast on the GBES website.

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