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Fast Tracking Passive House Construction, with Brian Guinan from I-Smart Building Group [NCC Series]

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Hello! This is episode 299, and it’s Part 2 of my conversation with Brian Guinan from I-Smart Building Group. Brian Guinan is a Passive House builder and the director of I-Smart Building Group, a residential building company based in Western Australia delivering high performance homes.

This episode is part of a special series on the National Construction Code, and NCC 2022.

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If you haven’t tuned in for Part 1 yet, head back to Episode 298 first so you can hear the first half of my conversation with Brian. You can access that at

In Part 2 of my conversation, Brian shares some great detail about how he’s streamlined the delivery of his Passive House and high performance homes, especially in the challenging and predominantly volume-built construction industry in Western Australia.

He also shares his views on the National Construction Code 2022 changes, and his suggestions for homeowners to navigate this well.

And we discuss the Sustainable Builders Alliance, of which Brian is a founding member.

Remember, if you’d like to grab a full transcript of this episode, plus information on the resources we discuss, you can do that by heading to

Now, let’s dive in!


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