"Back in my day, things were built to last." - Every grandparent anywhere, ever.
It's the second World Engineering Day For Sustainable Development today and in this episode I had a chat about sustainable architecture with Manca Zupan, an architect and a fellow sustainability geek. We dived into all sorts of sustainable building practices for both homes and public buildings to give you an overview of what's out there and what options you have if you want to make your living space greener. Don't worry, we didn't get super technical, but we did talk about energy efficiency, passive houses, how dragons are a potential fire hazard for green roofs, plastic roads, life cycle assessment and climate change mentality, so you might learn something new! Go check out Manca's Etsy shop Maniushka while you're at it. She doesn't make hats though. References for this episode: My sustainability posts at erraticengineeress.blog, Heat pumps explained - The Engineering Mindset on YouTube, Solar FREAKIN' roadways! on YouTube, The opportunities of solar panel recycling - GreenMatch, Study: Plastic Use in Asphalt Pavements Showing Promising Results, Ecochain life cycle assessment (LCA) guide