The Future of Mass Timber: Sustainability and Innovation with Todd Beyreuther
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
2d ago
Join Ian Peterman on the Conscious Design podcast as he sits down with Todd Beyreuther, Director of Product at Mercer Mass Timber. They dive into the revolutionary world of mass timber, exploring its role in sustainable construction and the innovative approaches Mercer is taking to redefine the industry. Todd shares insights into the company's origins, its strategic expansions, and the impact of their products on reducing carbon footprints. The conversation also covers the challenges and future of mass timber in the architectural and construction landscapes, offering a glimpse into the potenti ..read more
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Maxim Gelmann: Making Sustainability Fun with Stroodles Tableware
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
2w ago
In this episode of the Conscious Design podcast, host Ian Peterman is joined by Maxim Gelmann, founder of Stroodles, a pioneer in eco-friendly tableware. Maxim discusses his journey from a diverse consulting background to creating a sustainability-focused brand that makes fun and accessible eco-products like edible straws and biodegradable plates. They explore how Stroodles not only provides sustainable products but also supports businesses in marketing these eco-friendly alternatives effectively. The conversation highlights how small, enjoyable changes can lead to significant environmental im ..read more
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Carl J. Cox: Mastering Business Strategy for Sustainable Growth
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by Ian Peterman
3w ago
How do small businesses adapt and add value in an ever-evolving marketplace? In this inspiring episode, host Ian Peterman sits down with Carl J. Cox, CEO of 40 Strategy, to explore the world of strategic business planning and execution. Carl shares his journey from finance to founding his own company, emphasizing the importance of vision, perseverance, and creating real value. They discuss the challenges and successes in strategic planning, the impact of setting meaningful goals, and adapting to new technologies like AI.  This episode offers invaluable insights for anyone looking to scale ..read more
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Harnessing Waste Heat for a Greener Future with Martin Schichtel
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by Ian Peterman
1M ago
Join host Ian Peterman as he welcomes Martin Schichtel, CEO of KraftBlock and a trailblazer in energy storage innovations. In this insightful episode, Martin shares KraftBlock’s origin, sparked by his extensive background in high-temperature applications and a pivotal documentary about heat storage. He talks about how KraftBlock is revolutionizing the way industries handle waste heat, turning a byproduct into a valuable resource for generating electricity and driving various industrial processes. Martin also discusses the technological breakthroughs and challenges of KraftBlock, its role in de ..read more
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Revolutionizing Sportswear Through Sustainability with Elliot Chaves
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
1M ago
In this episode of Conscious Design, host Ian Peterman sits down with Elliot Chaves, the founder and CEO of Jaspur. Jaspur is an innovative platform dedicated to revolutionizing sustainable consumerism in the sportswear industry. Elliot shares the compelling story behind Jaspur, starting from his personal challenges with finding sustainable options in fashion, leading to the birth of a marketplace that prioritizes environmental consciousness in every thread.  Notable Moments: Elliot's Background and the Genesis of Jaspur The Mission of Jaspur: Sustainable Sportswear Challenges of In ..read more
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Pioneering Sustainable Personal Protective Equipment with Beau Wangtrakuldee
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
1M ago
Tune in as host Ian Peterman talks with Beau Wangtrakuldee, Ph.D., founder and CEO of AmorSui, in a transformative discussion about innovating sustainable personal protective equipment (PPE). Beau shares her personal journey, driven by a chemical spill accident during her PhD, which unveiled the inadequacies in existing PPE and sparked the inception of AmorSui. Plus, she explains the company's mission to bridge the gap in the PPE market, focusing on safety, functionality, and sustainability.  What you’ll hear about in this episode: The Origin Story of AmorSui: Bridging the Gap in PPE ..read more
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Soaring towards Sustainability: Reimagining Air Travel with Scandinavian Airlines
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
1M ago
In this episode of Conscious Design, host Ian Peterman talks with Scandinavian Airlines' General Manager in the Americas, Jasmine Utter, about the airline's commitment to sustainability. They discuss the goal of net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, with strategies including a new fuel-efficient fleet, sustainable aviation fuel, and the development of electric and hydrogen-powered aircraft. Challenges like fuel production and cost are acknowledged, while mentioning the customer's opportunity to buy sustainable aviation fuel when booking tickets. The airline's sustainable food services and a loyalty ..read more
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Elevating Mission-Driven Brands with PR Expert Helen Sharp
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
5M ago
Join host Ian Peterman and guest Helen Sharp, founder and CEO of Influential PR, who specializes in public relations for sustainable brands. In this episode, Helen shares her journey from journalism and sales to establishing a PR firm dedicated to mission-driven companies. She offers insights into the unique challenges and opportunities in promoting sustainable brands, emphasizing the importance of a compelling story and thoughtful leadership in PR. Helen also discusses strategies for effective media relations, affiliate PR, and influencer campaigns, providing valuable tips for startups and es ..read more
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Gabe Tavas: From Kombucha to Sustainable Wood Alternatives
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
6M ago
Join host Ian Peterman on Conscious Design as he welcomes Gabe Tavas, the innovative mind behind Symmetry Wood. In this episode, Gabe shares the fascinating origin story of his company, which uses bacteria to produce cellulose for creating wood-like products. This journey starts from Gabe's eye-opening experiences in Ecuador and leads to groundbreaking research in his college dorm room, where he began experimenting with kombucha cultures to produce bacterial cellulose. Gabe discusses the challenges and triumphs of developing Symmetry Wood, from initial rough samples to winning the prestigious ..read more
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Consciously Designing Medical Spaces for Every User
Conscious Design Podcast™
by Ian Peterman
6M ago
Welcome back to another episode of Conscious Design and today Ian welcomes Carolyn, who kicks off with a little backstory about herself, the company and her role in the company today. Carolyn and Ian both develop on the idea of communication and how even non-verbal signs can tell a story to the customer or guest that represent the company or business in a certain light and effectively narrate the need to the receiving end. Carolyn then explains how she and her company are able to help somebody who is just starting out and does not have much in terms of physical locations or spaces and how much ..read more
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