In this 25-minute podcast conversation, we meet Jason McLennan,
who moved to Bainbridge in 2006 and is an internationally
celebrated green architect who pioneered the concept of the “living
building challenge”.

As Jason explains, a “living building” is one that is not only
trying to do less harm to the world around it, but is designed to
improve the environment in and around it.

Jason is in the midst of many ground-breaking projects. He is
designing and building his home as a living building on Bainbridge.
He is starting a school to bring more students to his breakthrough
design philosophy, and is growing a new architecture practice. A
new book is near publication.

Questions answered by Jason in this conversation include:

  • what’s the origin of your commitment to green building
  • what was your role in helping to develop LEED green-building
  • what’s a living building, and how did you develop that
  • describe the greenest building in Seattle…the Bullitt
    Center building
  • what’s so valuable about a composting toilet?
  • what design features are you putting into your home?
  • tell us about your new school, new firm and next book
  • what restores your spirits when faced by climate
    change denial?

We conclude with a note of gratitude about the positive and
inspiring messages we hear from our friends at Bainbridge’s own
Yes! Magazine.

Credits: BCB host, audio editor and social media publisher:
Barry Peters