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Alter Eco Featured on Green Building Matters Podcast

Joe spoke with Charlie Cichetti on the Green Building Matters podcast. Topics discussed include:

  • Zero energy readiness.
  • Alter Eco’s success, selection process, and standard/program choices.
  • Passive House vs Net Zero Ready Homes for advanced energy modeling.
  • Best practices, programs(LEED, Passive House, DOE), certification and chapter benefits.
  • Misconceptions on implementing sustainable programs, how architects can steer the ship, and the concept of trade ops.
  • Advantages of having architects who can simplify details with sustainability in mind during the building process.
  • Trends of a 2,500 sq. home feeling like a 4,000 sqm.
  • Electrification and designing all electric buildings and homes.
  • Selecting prefabbed, cut off site, more modular components or whole systems on projects.

Listen to the podcast on the GBES website.

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Alter Eco is a full-service design and build firm that provides architectural, construction management, and sustainable consulting services. Our approach is to seamlessly incorporate leading-edge building science to create cost effective, high performance homes and small commercial buildings in any style. Experts in green building, our capabilities are well-rounded and include experience building to the ZERH program requirements set forth by the Department of Energy, Passive House Standards as certified through the Passive House Institute US (PHIUS), and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification standards.

For more information; contact Alter Eco’s co-founder, Joseph M Lombardi, AIA, LEED AP by phone 610.389.1175 or email:

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