Season 1 - Episode 5

Save the planet & your hip pocket

by Carlisle Homes


Going green. A very hot topic right now. Knocking down and rebuilding a more energy efficient home can both save you cash and reduce your impact on the planet – if you get the basics right.

On hand to help us understand more about this topic and what sustainability actually means are three industry experts. Con Galileos, Group Development Manager for Carlisle Homes who has over 25 years of industry experience in the building game, reputable landscape designer Mark Browning, and Mandi Kontos, Architectural Lighting Designer from Beacon Lighting, who you may know from The Block.

In this episode, we’re discussing everything sustainability both inside and outside of the home. From building design and materials, to the plants you choose for your new garden, the technology you use to automate your home, and how solar and battery storage can all contribute to a more energy efficient environment for you and for your family.

With 6-star energy efficiency currently mandatory for new builds, and 7 star just around the corner, we also discuss what design considerations are imperative in helping you achieve this minimum rating – without having to compromise on the aesthetics of your home at all.

Now being sustainable doesn’t mean you go without life’s luxuries – in fact it’s the opposite. 




Episode Credits

Special Guests:

Mark Browning – Landscape Architect

Mandi Kontos – Architectural Lighting Designer, Beacon Lighting

Con Galileos - Group Development Manager, Carlisle Homes


Episode Notes

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