Apr 6th, 2018
“Conscious” Construction Builds Better Homes: A Conversation With Casey Grey of the Conscious Builder
Casey Grey argues that you may not be able to build or renovate a home 100% sustainably, but
that you can do it 100% consciously.
Through his company, The Conscious Builder, Grey advocates making “conscious” construction
decisions to create a positive, lasting change. He and his team focus on building and renovating
homes that are cheaper to operate, better for the environment, more comfortable, and healthier
for the families who live in them.
And Grey practices what he preaches. His own home is net zero, producing at least as much
energy as it consumes, and is built to the energy efficiency standards of the Passive House
Institute—although, as he explained to the Bard MBA’s Sven Thiessen, it also features a big rain
showerhead in the master bathroom.
Thiessen spoke with Grey for The Impact Report about the costs of sustainable versus traditional
construction, how he’s grown the company, and what he sees as the future of the industry.