Chris Magwood

Director | Endeavour Centre

Chris Magwood is obsessed with making the best, most energy efficient, carbon sequestering, healthy, beautiful and inspiring buildings. Chris is currently the executive director of The Endeavour Centre, a not-for-profit sustainable building school in Peterborough, Ontario. The school runs two full-time, certificate programs: Sustainable New Construction and Sustainable Renovations and hosts many hands-on workshops annually. Chris has authored seven books on sustainable building, including:• Essential Sustainable Home Design (2017)

• Essential Prefab Straw Bale Construction (2016)

• Essential Hempcrete Construction (2016)

• Making Better Buildings (2014)

• More Straw Bale Building (2005) He is co-editor of the Sustainable Building Essentials series from New Society Publishers. Recently, he contributed a chapter to the book The New Carbon Architecture. In 1998 he co-founded Camel’s Back Construction, and over eight years helped to design and/or build more than 30 homes and commercial buildings, mostly with straw bales and often with renewable energy systems. Chris is currently working on an MA at Trent University, studying the carbon storage potential of the built environment. Chris is an active speaker and workshop instructor in Canada and internationally.