Building Materials

The Sustainable Side of Vinyl Siding

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Sustainable Green Practices, Sustainable Vinyl Siding

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is currently more focused than ever the green building movement. This is very important in the resources materials we build with and the standard s and codes we regulated building with. Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt is a past chair [...]

Resources and Materials-The Stuff our Homes Are Made of v2

– Posted in: Building Materials, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Inventory, Home Maintenance Checklists, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling
Resources and materials for building sustainable homes

Once upon a time, people used the resources and materials around them and that is what there homes were made of. As the world has become a smaller place, materials used to build a house may come from anywhere and everywhere. Resources are a key part of the construction of the home. Home builders and home [...]

What Symptoms Does Your Home Have?

– Posted in: Building Materials, Building Sciences, Consumer Issues, Education, Green Living, Homeowners

The weather has finally changed and it seems we went straight from summer to winter – sheesh! It is COLD today and my body has definitely not adjusted yet. I am guessing that lots of other people have not yet acclimated either, especially if the number of people sniffling and sneezing is any indication. The [...]

Sunsets and Changing Climate Zones

– Posted in: Air Quality, Building Materials, Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects

The sunsets in Oklahoma City are particularly beautiful. Last night, the horizon was a deep pink and it glowed like a jewel. I’d forgotten how beautiful they are. I suspect the flat landscape and the drier air is partly responsible. I could ask a meteorologist how it occurs. Or I can accept one of the [...]

Making the Home Building Experience Easier With Hoodle

– Posted in: Building Materials, Community, Consumer Issues, Green Homes

Building a home is a new experience for most of us and a process filled with questions and decisions. Which neighborhood should we live in? What builders are in the neighborhoods we like? What processes and materials do the builders use? And many, many more. The answers to these questions help us each to determine [...]

The Stuff our Homes Are Made of – Resources and Materials

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Homeowners
Resources and materials for building sustainable homes

Thank you to Nick Brouk for the initial write-up of these podcast notes. Once upon a time or place, houses are or were made of what’s available. As the world has become a smaller place, materials used to build a house may come from anywhere and everywhere. Resources are a key part of the construction [...]