#40 Sustainable Design & Architecture feat. Jessie Smith & Darryl Hood
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In this week's episode of the Build Our Future Podcast, host Rahul Faria is joined by Jessie Smith and Darryl Hood, Principals from CSV Architects.

CSV Architects is an Ottawa-based architectural practice focused on the sustainable design of institutional, commercial, and multi-unit residential projects.

Its mission is to create sustainable communities through meaningful architectural design and collaborative discussion.

Check out episode #40 as Jessie and Darryl tell Rahul about how sustainability in architecture is their main objective and has been from the beginning.

In the episode, you will hear:

  • Why CSV Architects believed in sustainability before it was common practice in the construction industry.
  • Why net-zero has been discussed more recently than the likes of LEED.
  • How occupant health and well-being are a priority for CSV Architects while designing buildings.

Check out CSV Architects at their website:


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Jessie Smith on LinkedIn:


Darryl Hood on LinkedIn:


Instagram: @csvarchitects

I think the term is generally '50% of the buildings that are going to be around in 2050 already exist'. So we need to fix those, as well as build better when we build new.”

- Darryl Hood

Sustainability sort of goes hand in hand with minimalism; reducing waste, reducing energy consumption, and just being very efficient with living. That is something that I've always been interested in.”

-Jessie Smith

How do we reduce like ongoing consumption off electricity and utilities and kind of reduce that kind of carbon footprint? As opposed to, let's sort out the recycling and the compostable from a project site and just make sure how that's going.”

- Darryl Hood

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-faria/

Contact: podcast@rahulfaria.com

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