Meet Our Contributing Authors

The authors listed below have generously provided their time and expertise to support our mission of educating, collaborating, and sharing knowledge. Our goal is to assist industry professionals and consumers in planning, designing, and constructing healthy and sustainable buildings that are both cost-effective, energy efficient, and of high quality.

We are very grateful to all of our contributors who are making a real difference in our global community, inspiring everyone to plan, design and build better — for us, and our planet.

I am committed to improving the way we plan, design, and build. I strongly believe that implementing better building systems and practices can significantly improve project outcomes with less disruption and resources, all while reducing costs. My objective is to build robust global networks and relationships, and encourage greater industry collaboration and knowledge sharing, with the ultimate goal of significantly increasing the availability of high-quality, healthier, more…
Matt Risinger is a builder and leading YouTube author/producer based in Austin, Texas. Matt is passionate about high performance construction and educating his over one million subscribers to build better, healthier and sustainably. Matt strives to make every house he and his team builds better than the last one. He strives for constant industry improvement, collaboration and skills sharing.
As a UI/UX designer by trade, I explore how sustainable and smart technologies impact our lives. And I try to dive deeper into those topics to provide context. Topics like electric vehicles, solar panels, and renewable energy that is meant to transition the world off of fossil fuels. Smart home technology that can make our homes not only more convenient, but safer and more accessible.
We film green projects that inspire action. We are on a mission to highlight the incredible solutions that are protecting our planet. We want to inspire you to get involved.
Ricky provides videos that provide knowledge sharing, design tips and more related to mass timber design and construction. Topics include tall mass timber buildings, structural engineering for mass timber, fire-resistant and acoustics design, detailing strategies, code compliance, project spotlights and more.
Ryan E. Smith is a Professor and Director of the School of Design & Construction at Washington State University. Professor Smith has been teaching, researching and consulting with respect to offsite construction, industrialized building, prefabricated and volumetric modular product R&D, factory setup and layout, design assist, and market analysis and surveys, for 18 years.
CoreLogic are a proudly independent business with an unrivalled reputation for delivering the very latest, accurate and powerful property insights and analytics in New Zealand.
For far too long Kiwi’s have suffered from Asthma and COPD. Asthma NZ know that through education, training and support we help Kiwi’s live well with asthma and COPD. Asthma NZ are committed to Kiwi’s living well – we want to see everyone Breathe Easy. Education is our priority, we will come to where you need us.
Compound is one of Queenstown, New Zealand’s most recognizable building and development companies. Dedicated to being leaders in delivering energy-efficient designed architectural buildings on budget, Compound works with Queenstown’s most prestigious architects and consultants to deliver innovative and comfortable homes.
Tristan is an experienced custom house builder with over three decades experience building high performance energy efficient passive houses in New Zealand and Europe.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. We develop and promote the idea of a circular economy, and work with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions to mobilise systems solutions at scale, globally.
Project Lighting Australasia are a leading lighting design agency that collaborates with Europe’s top lighting artists, artisans, and brands to create unique luxury lighting solutions. Their handmade lighting products are tailored to your specific needs and delivered to your project location in New Zealand, Australia, and beyond. Project Lighting Australasia also offer custom lighting design and fabrication services that encompass the entire process from concept to completion.