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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Aug 28, 2019

About this Episode

In this episode, we focus on making the green building more resident-friendly.  We talk with Matt Daigle, CEO and co-founder of Rise. Matt shares why he got into the sustainable movement, why homeowners need to focus more on the basics, and where the future of sustainable homes are going towards the future.


Key Talking Points

  • The one change that sparked Matt’s journey into the sustainability
  • Practical tips for getting started with green building
  • Future of sustainability
  • Improving the green building industry for homeowners


Key Milestones of the Episode

[1:26] The start of Matt’s journey 

[5:08] The spark that moved Matt into sustainability 

[8:19] Mentors 

[11:05] Achievements 

[12:30] Current projects 

[15:50] Practical tips for reducing building costs and going green 

[19:30] Future of sustainability 

[21:35] How can we improve green buildings for homeowners


Key Quotes

  1. “Things that are bigger-ticket items..just make sure that you’re doing them in the right order.”
  2. “What having a kid did for me unlocked that desire to look into the future a little bit more in terms of what were leaving behind.”
  3. Getting to work with folks who are just like crazy smart people who are really good at work they do and getting to work with them and learn from them everyday is something I can feel really proud of…”
  4. “Sustainability is the path forward. It’s not a trend.”


Key Resource

Rise Home Design


Other Resources

Melissa Schiffman on Green Building Matters podcast

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

Tools of Titans


About Our Guest

Matt Daigle is an MBA graduate who worked with tech companies until he committed to making a more positive impact on the Earth for the next generation. He is the CEO of Rise Home Design.



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