Upstate New York Green Homes With Matt Whitbeck

Matt Whitbeck  hopes  to change the future for the building industry by educating trades people, students, the community and clients on air quality, green tech and sustainable building practices.

Whitbeck Construction, LLC is a custom builder in upstate New York’s Saratoga Springs. They have a passion to serve their clients with their experience, professionalism and integrity. Their custom homes are built and remodeled with attention to detail, energy efficiency, sustainability and quality craftsmanship.

Whitbeck Construction is also dedicated to educating our community of tradesmen in building science through lectures, workshops and thorough training.

Show Highlights

  • The cornerstone of how a carpenter’s brain works in reference to efficiency.
  • Ways to repurpose to build a “no scrap house.”  
  • Thermal dynamics and how embodied energy impacts everything we build. 
  • The math and science applied to building cost.
  • The different techniques and different styles used when working with the oldest houses in the country.
  • Consider the maintenance of a building when making an investment.  
  • Snapshot of realistic and extreme priced materials in the market.
  • Adapting homes and the benefits of smart technology.
  • Communication disconnects causing poor decision-making and poor quality buildings. 

Matt Whitbeck Transcript

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