3P Theory

3P Theory

3P Theory is the podcast for AEC professions seeking to elevate their knowledge on green building strategies and practical design collaboration for sustainable mindsets. Bringing you change-makers, innovators and sustainable leaders whose projects and careers have positively impacted the industry. If you're looking to get inspired, motivated, and fired up to take ACTION towards a greener planet you're in right place. ... Show More

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The green building movement has both benefited and been harmed by the development of green building rating systems. The benefit is that the rating systems have introduced people to the issues of ecological design in easy to grasp pieces. The harm has occurred because people think that green design is about simply adding these pieces to a project; potentially adding cost, inefficiency, and in some cases actually more harm to the env... Read more

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Most businesses rely on abundant water to operate. Access to uninterrupted water is expected to be as reliable as electricity. While energy conservation programs have become established and have documented cost savings to support them, water costs have remained low and water conservation has not been a major initiative for many companies. Energy conservation is easier to manage at points of use, while water has been more difficult ... Read more

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August 28, 2019 27 min

What is the best way for you to position your building from a valuation standpoint? Are there strategies that designers can use to collaborate better with developers & building owners to improve the market value of high performance buildings? Because these buildings are different, owners have had to change not only how they design, build, and market, but also how they approach financing and construction processes. Otherwise you... Read more

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Most utilities have funds that are available for owners/developers to help offset the first cost premium of energy efficiency projects, while maximizing long-term operational savings. To encourage energy efficiency, governments, utilities and other organizations offer energy efficiency and other financial incentives to make energy efficiency more accessible for today’s homes and businesses. Often these are not capitalized and ar... Read more

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Most utilities have funds that are available for owners/developers to help offset the first cost premium of energy efficiency projects, while maximizing long-term operational savings. To encourage energy efficiency, governments, utilities and other organizations offer energy efficiency and other financial incentives to make energy efficiency more accessible for today’s homes and businesses. Often these are not capitalized and ar... Read more

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To successfully meet the challenges of today's business world, organizations and universities play a huge role in educating the next generation of sustainability leaders. In the AEC industry this is critical to tackling design issues towards more energy efficient and resilient buildings. Betsy DelMonte of Cameron MacAllister brings her devoted interest and experience in making a more sustainable and resilient built environment... Read more

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Comfy's mission is to create great relationships between people and their workplace. We empower people to inform and control their workplace experiences to suit their personal needs and preferences. Our people-centered approach, machine learning, and data insights help companies create satisfying, productive experiences that adapt to people’s dynamic lives at work. In this episode of 3P Theory, we are joined by Ian Prunty, ... Read more

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With over 463 Million Square Feet of commercial building space and over 1,000 member organizations, 2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability. 2030 Districts are organizations led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, ... Read more

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With over 463 Million Square Feet of commercial building space and over 1,000 member organizations, 2030 Districts are rapidly emerging as a new model for urban sustainability. 2030 Districts are organizations led by the private sector, with local building industry leaders uniting around a shared vision for sustainability and economic growth – while aligning with local community groups and government to achieve significant energy, ... Read more

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April 25, 2019 38 min

Passive house is a rigorous, voluntary standard for energy efficiency in a building, which reduces the building's ecological footprint. It results in ultra-low energy buildings that require little energy for space heating or cooling. Passive House Institute US, Inc. (PHIUS) is now the leading passive building standard setting, research and information provider, training, and certification institute in North America. PHIUS suppo... Read more

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Kaizen Endevors is a minority/woman-owned renewable energy consulting and green environment-coaching firm. Lisa and her team believe in educating and empowering individuals and corporations to sustain the environment and the planet by utilizing natural energy sources. In this episode Lisa takes us behind the scenes to discuss the challenges and opportunities of small businesses and the impact they can have within the industry. LIS... Read more

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March 27, 2019 29 min

The HVAC industry has an opportunity to serve as a catalyst to building owners and designers, encouraging the achievement of sustainability goals. The Internet of Things is growing, enabling the systems and appliances we use most to communicate with us in new ways. HVAC trends are beginning to incorporate these capabilities. ASHRAE will play a key role in accelerating the use of innovative technologies. With over 23 years of exper... Read more

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March 27, 2019 39 min

As governments of all scales consider options for meeting deep greenhouse gas reduction goals, attention has turned to how to achieve higher performance design from new construction in the building sector, which is responsible for more than 40% of emissions in most urban areas. In Texas specifically, the 2015 IECC has been a game changer and a huge learning curve for designers and builders alike. In this episode Jason shares his ... Read more

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