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The Green Building Matters Podcast with Charlie Cichetti

Mar 4, 2020

Andrew's primary areas of expertise are in low carbon buildings and renewable energy, both large and small scale. His professional and academic experience ranges from consultancy, programme management, technical and non-technical articles and publications, lecture and workshop delivery, and primary research.

Andrew's main goal is to help organizations adopt and deliver low carbon solutions, particularly energy efficiency measures.

Specialties: Passivhaus, low carbon construction, energy efficiency, low carbon technologies, PV, wind, sustainability lectures and workshops, study tours, programme management, certification, technology assessment methodologies, helpline management, thermal modelling, c programming, technical research. 


Show Highlights

  • Andrew’s commitment to the work carved his own path in the industry and created a company and energy standards. 

  • Unpacking the misconceptions and how Passive House can fundamentally be applied to any building type. 

  • Andrew shares what's realistically happening with projects pursuing both Passive House and LEED programs

    • Are they complementary? 

    • When would you apply Passive House instead of LEED? 

  • Learn Andrew’s unique way of tackling the cost question by steering the budget discussion differently

  • Impactful targets to consider for industry transformation and the future of sustainability and green building. 

  • How partnering in the industry ensures a great project and out of the box thinking 

  • Andrew explains how routine meditation helps reshape your thinking to support creativity and why he doesn’t take work that doesn't align with his mission or vision. 

“Get a vision for your life and your career. Like what really motivates you, what you are passionate about, and take action towards that despite what others may say. Carve your own path. There's always some level of realism, but do what you're passionate about. It's really about what do I want to be doing on a day to day basis. I've always had interesting projects that keep me engaged. I'm always learning. So always, always find opportunities to learn and grow.”  

-Andrew Peel


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