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Passive House Podcast Ep. 118: Josh Salinger, Birdsmouth Design-Build

Passive House Podcast cohost Zack Semke interviews Josh Salinger, founder and principal of Birdsmouth Design-Build in Portland, Oregon. Josh shares his journey from student of science, to bartender, to builder, to leader of a mission-driven design-build firm, to dedicated communicator about how to address the climate crisis by improving the built environment. Passive House features prominently in this story.

Oregon DEQ (Dept. of Environmental Quality) case study on low carbon concrete: https://www.oregon.gov/deq/mm/Documents/ConcreteCaseStudy-ResBirdsmouth.pdf 

Fine Homebuilding article by Josh on the concrete-free slab technique: https://www.finehomebuilding.com/project-guides/insulation/concrete-free-slab 

Fine Homebuilding article by Josh on the benefits of design-build: https://www.finehomebuilding.com/2022/11/18/the-many-benefits-of-design-build 

Video of Josh's presentation about the concrete-free slab on Passive House Accelerator LIVE!: https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/videos/concrete-free-slab-on-grade-foundations-with-josh-salinger 

Links to upcoming events: https://passivehouseaccelerator.com/articles/passive-house-weekly-december-19th-2022  

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