Designing with Climate in Mind

Our New Sustainability Podcast

How can we truly design with climate in mind? Our podcast, hosted by Regional Sustainability Manager Jon Khoo, takes an in-depth look into the ever-evolving world of sustainable design.

In each episode, Jon talks to some of the most knowledgeable and passionate experts to gain their unique perspective and insight on the challenges and changes impacting the future of the built environment.

Designing with Climate in Mind is released fortnightly and can be found on all major podcast directories, or you can listen using the player below.


Available Episodes

Episode 1 – Oliver Heath

Jon Khoo talks to Oliver Heath, an expert in the field of biophilic design, sustainable architecture and occupant well-being. They discuss how lockdown has resulted in a shift in mindset when it comes to design, explore the benefits of reconnecting people with nature through design and the sustainability challenges facing the built environment. Oliver also shares his tips for improving well-being both at home and at work.

You can discover more about Oliver Heath and his studio at and for more details on the Planted Cities event mentioned in the podcast, see


Episode 2 – Mark Shayler







In the second episode of the series, Jon sits down with eco-innovator, visionary public speaker and guru of all things sustainability, Mark Shayler. Mark and Jon discuss how we can all become better climate communicators despite the current challenges, as well as his formative experiences of music and his passion for Qigong (an ancient, martial-arts-based system of exercises in case you were wondering!).

To discover more about Mark, check out his profiles on Instagram or Twitter or his latest project –



Episode 3 – Dr Ella Gilbert







Dr Ella Gilbert talks to Jon about the growing environmental challenges she’s witnessed first-hand when working in the Antarctic, as well as her personal journey from being a climate activist to a climate scientist. Ella has worked with the British Antarctic Survey as an atmospheric physicist, and in this episode, Jon checks in on her research and how it will affect how architects design buildings. Ella also shares her experience of navigating the different tribes of climate change, finding balance and talking climate at her boxing gym.

You can discover more about Ella’s work through her profiles on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. In terms of Ella’s recommendations on finding out more about Climate Change, here are her recommendations – IPCC, Real Climate, Carbon Brief and Antarctic Glaciers.


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  2. Anna Tyszkiewicz says:

    Really uplifting talk. Thank You.

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