This episode of the BS* + Beer show features former GBA editor Martin Holladay, along with several of our regular audience members and returning guests Kyle Macht and Carl Seville discussing Martin’s book, Musings of an Energy Nerd. There’s talk of the drawbacks of Passive House certification, the move toward renewable energy, the urgency of the climate crisis, the “fatal flaw” of the net-zero energy movement, the feasibility of carbon-negative builds, vapor barriers (of course!), and the importance of loving your house design.
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Join us on September 2 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. EST for a conversation with Dan Edelman and Christie Mahaffey. For this episode we will put away the BS and focus on beer for a change. Dan will show us his home-brew setup and Christie will talk about Foundation Brewing in Portland, Maine, which she and her husband Joel own and run. According to Mike Maines, “Christie makes one of the very best beers in Portland, which has a lot of good beer.” If hops are your thing, this one’s for you!
Dan Edelman has worked in the building industry for 20-plus years—beginning as a project manager of large commercial projects and now working primarily with residential designers, builders, and contractors. Dan has been with Rockwool for almost 10 years and works with builders, contractors, and architects nationwide, offering solutions to common issues with the building envelope. Dan has been a part of many high-performance home builds and recently turned a code-driven home into a more energy-efficient build with proper installation of the building envelope components.
Christie Mahaffey is founder and owner of Foundation Brewing Company in Portland, Maine. With a background in biology, materials science, and engineering, Christie leverages her scientific acumen to oversee the brewery’s quality control program. In her role, Christie spearheads Foundation’s efforts to understand both the biology of their beer and the techniques necessary to ensure excellence and consistency. Christie also serves on the board of the QC2 Lab at the University of Southern Maine; the program provides discounted lab services to Maine breweries, ultimately supporting the fast-growing industry and bolstering Maine’s reputation as a leader in microbrewery innovation.
Kiley Jacques is senior editor at Green Building Advisor. She can be reached at [email protected].