We talk a lot about sustainability at a large scale; this typically includes large building projects or grid-level issues, like energy affordability and access to renewables. But how about the small-scale? What type of sustainability initiatives are people passionate about in their everyday lives?
To answer this question, Robb assembled a group of sustainability professionals from Steven Winter Associates and asked them to share some best practices for living a more sustainable lifestyle. Each guest responds with one topic they are passionate about and explains how they turned a common challenge into a sustainable solution.
Here’s the breakdown of topics by guest:
- Maureen Mahle – Eliminating combustion and going all-electric [0:03:25]
- Andrea Foss – Water conservation in toilets [0:24:15]
- Robb Aldrich – Walkability and proximity to transit [0:41:10]
- Gayathri Vijayakumar – Duct sealing [0:59:00]
Robb Aldrich (Host)
Principle Mechanical Engineer
Managing Director, Residential Building Services
Principal Mechanical Engineer
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