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Home Green Homes

I am Izumi Tanaka, a green home advisor and a green realtor. Here I invite a variety of experts in the world of green homes and have conversations about how we can all live in healthy, resilient and efficient homes. My guests provide insight in a wide range of topics from designing, building and living in green homes, purchasing or financing green homes, and improvements to how we can live to reduce the negative environmental impact from the way we live. My goal is to inspire and inform you about how we can make a difference in our own lives and our environment.


Last Episode Date: 29 April 2024

Total Episodes: 90

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29 April 2024
3.28 Reducing Plastic Waste One Product At A Time with Libby Bourne

“During Covid I started to think more about the products I was using and plastics.  I’d always used refilled bottles for water and I’d reuse plastic bags at the grocery store.  Then I heard the statistics that 2.5 billion tons of trash are in the landfill just from h...

27 min
15 April 2024
3.27 Live Natural with Ali Davin

"We’re not sacrificing anything aesthetic.  We’re not sacrificing anything ergonomic by being mindful.  We’re just pausing and thinking about it and making a good decision instead of rushing through to check everything off the list.  It’s not going to be appa...

33 min
1 April 2024
3.26 How To Reduce Waste in Daily Life with Denise Braun

“You as a consumer, I as a consumer have enormous power to make the transformation that we want to see.  But one of the transformations as a consumer is selecting the right products because the competitor who is not doing the right packaging or the right product is going ...

35 min
18 March 2024
3.25 How I Built My Sustainable ADU with Trent Wolbe

"For me, mantra in my sort of day-to-day climate work is go for the gigatons. And while as a homeowner, a single homeowner, you can't do that, you can look at your biggest spend. So what are the most gigantic energy sinks in your home? Two-thirds of home energy use...

39 min
4 March 2024
3.24 How To Quit Carbon with Cooper Marcus

"For some folks, they become really motivated by the climate crisis. They start to understand that in their family, maybe their single largest source of climate pollution, and it's a big one, is sitting in their closet just heating their water and heating their hou...

32 min
19 February 2024
Love to Shower with RainStick with Alisha McFetridge

“…what can we do in terms of water and energy? Something that's super decentralized that doesn't make people compromise. And we started to look at where water is used most within the residential home and 50% of that water use stems from the bathroom. It's ...

32 min
5 February 2024
3.22 Selling Sustainable Homes with Wayne Beals

“I feel that we have this moral imperative from a business standpoint to preserve our markets. And so, as Realtors, we are advisors.  So we explain to our developers, we explain to our buyers, we explain to our sellers how to transact in a way that is most profitable for ...

33 min
22 January 2024
3.21 Think Circular: Practical Tips to Design Sustainably with Kathryn Soter

"The new thinking is around circularity. The idea of circularity is the circulation of materials at their highest value for the longest period of time.  And when you design with circular systems in mind, you are thinking about the end at the beginning, meaning what...

45 min
12 January 2024
3.20 Back to Basics: Sustainable Construction Innovation with Todd Usher

"I think that we will continue to see high performance sustainability at the forefront of innovation. I think it's going to be a slow transition depending on where you are in the world and where you are in the U.S.  So I think we're going to see different rat...

36 min
11 December 2023
3.19 Doctoring Our Homes with Dan Thomsen

“Building science for these principles and tools to measure and test homes and treat them as an interconnected thing so that all the systems work together and you can achieve better results by looking at the house as a system.” - Dan Thomsen Dan Thompson, the owner and ...

29 min
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