What Is Sustainable Housing and How Do We Achieve It?

Sustainable houses can look quite normal and achieve carbon emission cuts, water conservation, and long-term cost savings.

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What kind of home do you live in?

For many people, sustainable housing brings to mind either show heads and toilets with zero water pressure or futuristic buildings that look like a spaceship. In reality, sustainable houses can actually look quite normal, and achieve carbon emission cuts, water conservation, and long-term cost savings. But what will it take to make millions of houses sustainable? Today, we explore what sustainable housing could look like, what stands in the way of making it happen, and how any of those hurdles could be overcome. With special guest Dr. Andréanne Doyon: Assistant Professor of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University.

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Writers: Hallie Cordingley, Shannon Damiano, Ethan Brown

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Editor: Frank Hernandez

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Music: Brett Sawka

The opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guests. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions or views of Peril and Promise or The WNET Group.


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