Passive House Podcast Ep. 30: Laura Nettleton, Thoughtful Balance

March 15, 2021

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Laura Nettleton is the founder of Thoughtful Balance, an architectural and consulting firm based in Pittsburgh devoted to cutting-edge sustainable and high-performance design solutions. The firm has pioneered some of the most significant Passive House retrofit projects in the United States. Laura is dedicated to the idea that architecture should be simple, affordable, and available to everyone. She is actively involved in green initiatives in Pittsburgh, and in spreading the word about Passive House. She founded the PHWPA (Passive House of Western Pennsylvania) and was its first president.

In this episode of the Passive House Podcast, Nettleton joins cohost Zack Semke to discuss her reflections as an architectural innovator and Passive House exponent. This conversation touches on the role of buildings, particularly retrofits, in creating a better, more healthy future, even in the face of existential climate change challenges. Listen to the full episode of Laura Nettleton on your favorite podcast platform.

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