Catherine Mohr, robotics engineer and green geek, talks about her experience of building a house. Her short presentation is quite a good reminder that, when it comes to energy efficiency, sometimes the elephant in the living room isn’t quite what you expect it to be. The techniques applied in the construction process are just as important as the materials used, and even then the finishes are just a tiny fraction of the energy footprint equation. Something we should all take into consideration when building or designing a house, discarding green propaganda with actual facts and quantifiable numbers.
Watch Catherine Mohr’s presentation on TED and make sure not to miss the interesting debate on the comments section.