Episode 55 - Passive Construction and Design with Jesse Glascott from G-Lux Builders

In this episode of the Build Hatch Podcast, we had the opportunity to hear from Jesse Glascott from G-Lux Builders. 

In this episode we talk about: 

  • Jesse was born and bred in Melbourne along with his brother – grew up with hard working parents.

  • Always struggling to sit still, Jesse was an active child who, from a young age had his hands on the tools from the get-go.

  • Throughout school, Jesse has an architectural flair and at age 16 finished school and did a carpentry apprenticeship with a start-to-finish builder.  

  • Jesse’s apprenticeship experience working, mostly, one on one.  

  • At age 20 Jesse stepped out as a sub-contractor in the commercial market and ended up doing formwork where he learnt to read plans and understand design documentation.

  • The history of the G-Lux Builders name. 

  • Jesse defines ‘passive design and built homes’.   

  • The current ‘certified passive house plus’ project  

  • How Jesse’ came to this niche of the passive house market.  

  • The increase of interest in passive homes and Jesse’s passion for innovative design. 

  • The fundamentals Jesse learnt from the passive house tradesman course and the programs used to calculate the energy used and consumed by occupants.  

  • The requirements of a passive home needs to meet the certification.  

  • Using his own home to showcase sustainable products, like wood fibre, which is not yet available in Australia.  

  • The passive house community and Jesse explains the Melbourne Ice-box Challenge.  

  • The Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) system and the long-term impacts of passive homes on future generations.  

  • Design process of passive homes and the architects leaning towards these designs.   

  • The balance of building your own home and Jesse’s passion outside of work.  

  • The comparison of costs between a passive home and a standard build.  

  • The future for G-Lux Builders and Jesse as a leader in his field.  

  • The challenges of the early days of business for Jesse and his learnings from this time.  

Sit back and enjoy this helpful interview with Jesse Glascott from G-Lux Builders 


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