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The Conscious Builder Show with Casey Grey

Mar 22, 2019

In this podcast Casey interviews architect and green building consultant Mark Rosen, owner of Building Energy Inc., and co-owner of a new startup company. Born and raised in Canmore, Alberta, Mark moved to Ottawa to pursue his studies in architecture before working for his father in law as an energy advisor. He met his wife Megan while studying and not long after attaining jobs in their fields, they decided to stop what they were doing,  quit and travel the world. Mark shares how their travels inspired the design of their current passive house and provides fresh insights on how homes should work, where the industry is headed and lots more. Check out the podcast links and timeline to learn more.

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Episode Timeline:


  • 2:00 Introduction to passive house
  • 4:30 Mark shares their blog and travel experience
  • 10:00 Mark talks about his work background
  • 27:00 How does a house work
  • 30:45 Building standards
  • 35:30 Fighting climate change
  • 42:50 Lessons learned from living in a passive house
  • 47:00 Final thoughts

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Podcast Quotes:

"More people will probably read their cars user manual than their homes user manual if one even exists"
--Mark Rosen

"People will choose unhappiness over uncertainty most of the time "
-- Tim Ferriss (referenced)