There are stories behind every community member, program and insight we uncover, and here is where you’ll find them. Read on to learn more about how we think, what we’re up to and what drives us.
Alliance Podcast Series
It's time for new thinking, new collaborative relationships and new solutions. The Housing Innovation Alliance is a national think tank that attracts the best and brightest minds across the housing value chain – from dirt to dweller. The changemakers. The doers. You have insights that others crave. Share them and get energized by our collective intelligence. Together, we'll shape the future of housing! Subscribe to our podcast series here.
Episode 6: The Power of Light in Our Built Environment with Fred Maxik
Hear from Fred, one of the world’s foremost experts in lighting, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Lighting Science Group, as he chats with Betsy Scott about the use of lighting in our homes and built environment.
Episode 15: Improving the Customer Experience + Journey with Debra Wyatte
Debra Wyatte and Dennis Steigerwalt talk about improving the Customer Experience and Journey as well as what's next for healthier homes and communities...
Episode 14: Innovation + Growth in Homebuilding with Michael Thurman
Michael Thurman, President of Thurman Custom Homes , LLC talks with Dennis about their approach to homebuilding, the innovation happening in Austin at Whisper Valley and the importance of getting the next generation interested in building and creating...
Episode 5: Innovation in Housing with Steve Glenn
Steve Glenn, Founder and CEO of Plant Prefab chats with Betsy about innovation and the Future of Housing, covering topics such as #mods, #LEED, #HealthierHomes and more.
Episode 4: Clean Water, Air and the Future of Healthier Homes with Michael Don Ham
Two self-proclaimed "Healthy Home Nerds," Betsy Scott and Michael Don Ham, Pure365, provide a deeper insight as to why consuming clean air and water, just as we do with food, is so important for our long term health and well-being... This episode is packed with valuable information and addresses how science is showing us just how profound an impact our indoor environments have on our health.
Episode 3: Healthier Homes + Innovation with Michelle Foster and Tony Marnella
Betsy Scott chats with Michelle Foster, Home Innovation Research Labs and Tony Marnella, Marnella Homes about innovation, healthier homes and how this overlaps with sustainability practices. Listen in to hear about current market perception (and how it's changing), the role the National Green Building Standard plays in design, delivery, and marketing processes and the growing opportunity for healthier homes as a key differentiator in your business.
Episode 2: Health + Wellness in the Kitchen with Blair Costello
Betsy Scott and Blair Costello, a designer specializing in healthy materials & kitchen design, talk health and wellness as it relates to design and tech...
Designs are transforming how our kitchens look, function, and most importantly, how they support healthy eating and living. A fascinating dive into the possibilities of technology and design.
Episode 13: Build-to-Rent with Mitch Rotta
We're talking all about Build-to-Rent –and how this new asset class allows for a path to large scale alternative building practices– in this episode!
Testimonial: "Like Drinking from a Fire Hose" - Brek Goin, hammr
Find out why Brek Goin, CEO of hammr, finds value in being a member of the Housing Innovation Alliance Community. Tune in to other testimonials and learn more aboutbecoming a member.
Episode 1: Digging into Opportunities for Innovation in the Healthy Home Space - Nathan Kahre, EnergyLogic
Nathan is the Business Development Manager, at EnergyLogic, he works with builders of all sizes to help find areas for improvement and opportunities to grow closer to the idea that all homes can be efficient, healthy, and durable.
Episode 2: FocusCX with Paul Cardis: Chip Bell on Improving the Customer Experience through Personalization + Inclusion
In this ongoing series, hosted by Paul Cardis, Paul explores how you can disrupt your market through innovative thinking that puts the customer first. In this episode, you can connect with the internationally renowned customer service expert, Chip Bell.
Episode 12: Now’s the Time to Invest in Innovation with Williams Robotics
Get the wheels turning on how to Builder Smarter and start advancing our industry!
In this episode, we chatted with Co-Founders of Willams Robotics: Walker Harris, a Developer, Builder, Innovator, and Founder of Williams Robotics and Jeff Williams, an Aeronautical Engineer, with experience at NASA, in pharmacy robotics, Parata founder, and Founder of Williams Robotics. Learn more about Williams Robotics.
Episode 1: FocusCX with Paul Cardis: ICwhatUC, Guillermo Salazar and Luke Krueger
Attention all BUILDERS looking to reduce unneeded service visits, amp up remote communication technology and transform the customer experience with Covid-friendly tools for service. –This one's for you!
Episode 11: Demystifying Innovation in Construction with Danny Small, DaVinci Consulting
Listen in to discover the structured, Lean Six Sigma-based innovation process that enables anyone to quickly, inexpensively, and consistently develop solutions that address unmet customer needs and leapfrog the competition. Learn how you can not only survive, but LEAD the disruption of construction.
Episode 10: Digitization + An International Perspective with Nicole Godfrey, Runway
Get an international perspective on marketing and selling new homes. And great advice on how to approach (and how not to approach) a digital transformation.
Episode 9: Douglas Gilliland - Affordable, Healthy, Earth Friendly + a Sound Investment
Calling all homebuilders, residential developers, and community policy makers –this one's for you! Learn the most cost efficient and easy way for today’s home builders to deliver high-tech, zero energy-capable homes at an attainable cost- for the mass market.
Episode 8: Cameron Medlin, Garman Homes - How to Stand Out by Being YOU
Episode 6 + 7: An Entrepreneurial Journey in Housing, Self Powered Homes + More with Kurt Goodjohn, Co-Founder and CEO at Dvele
Episode 4 + 5: HerStoriesInHousing with Diana Fisler, ADL Ventures + Opportunities for Innovation
Calling All: Building material enthusiasts, building science gurus, and young technical people (especially women) considering their career path ––this one's for YOU!
Episode 3: An Entrepreneurial Journey with Jeff Hopfenbeck, CEO and Founder of Simple Homes
Jeff Hopfenbeck, CEO and Founder, Simple Homes, shares his journey launching a new company in the construction space (prototyping, fundraising, customer adoption); and how and why European-style off-site construction is (finally) poised to become a standard way of building in the U.S.
Episode 2: Innovation in Off-Site Construction with the Co-Founders of MOD X, Ryan E. Smith and Ivan Rupnik
WHERE is innovation happening in off-site construction? And where is the industry responding to real needs? The Co-Founders of MOD X share what they consider "mature off-site ecologies" and explain how they determine what is innovative in off-site construction...
Episode 1: Home as a Service with Chris Langford
WHY are homes evolving beyond the traditional mental construct of an asset to "home as a service?" How will the COVID pandemic enhance or stunt this movement?
Opportunities for Innovation: Community Montage 2019