51. Reimagining Multifamily Housing Design With Susan King of HED
Here is a glimpse of what you'll learn in today's episode:
Incentivising cities to adopt innovative building practices.
Challenging the 'cost focus' mindset.
How Passive House is changing multifamily housing.
Challenges modularization faces in the building industry.
“Let’s talk about how the building performs over time, instead of how much it costs day one.”
- Susan King (Licensed Architectand Principal at HED)
0:30 - Introduction to Episode 51.
0:48 - Introduction to Susan King of HED.
4:18 - Enacting change in the affordable housing sphere.
8:00 - How cost focus mindsets limit innovation.
9:29 - Susan talks about Passive House.
12:00 - Impact of updated building code in Chicago on new multifamily housing.
15:04 - How Passive House changes the way we look at housing costs.
17:31 - Incentivising cities to change the way they build.
20:48 - Upfront costs versus upfront costs balanced with longevity.
24:50 - How HED is approaching the electric versus natural gas conversation.
31:00 - Challenges with modularization in the building industry.
38:00 - Cutting through the red tape.
40:05 - Concluding thoughts for Episode 51.
Click here to learn more about the work Susan is doing with Passive House.
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