Building Sciences

Sustainability and Green Building with Eric Tilden of NAHB

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Sustainable Green Practices
Green Building

  Eric Tilden joins us to gab about Sustainability and Green Building at NAHB - National Association of Homebuilders located in Washington D.C. NAHB is a trade association of home builders and others in the home builder industry representing nearly 140,000 members across the United States. Home Builders Associations (HBAs) and Building Industry Associations (BIAs) are [...]

Drought Monitoring Plus Performance Based Approach to Water Efficiency

– Posted in: Blog, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Landscaping, Lot and Site, Sustainable Water and Landscaping Solutions, Water

We Want Energy But We Need Water Marla, The Green Home Coach and Tony Pratte hosts of The Green Gab both love the topic of Water Conservation and Water Efficiency. Water is our most precious non renewable natural resource. The effect of not having enough water is drought.  Advancements have been made in the ability to monitor [...]

High Performance Homes at No More Cost

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Renovations and Remodeling

The goal of the Proud Green Home and Proud Green Building sites is to educate the entire marketplace – homeowners and building professionals in both the home and commercial building industry. The vision is to “inspire people to adopt these principles and convey logic of supporting high performance homes and buildings and benefits of doing so.” [...]

2017 New Year Happenings

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Events, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects

OMG! The fulfillment of a life goal is here and it is thrilling. My book Living Green Effortlessly – Simple Choices for a Better Home is available now and officially launches next week at the Builders Show. While writing and publishing a book is a life dream come true, it definitely had its ups and [...]

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 [...]

Walk Your Talk

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Green Homes, Historical Preservation, Renovations and Remodeling, Testimonials, Urban revitialization

As I listened (again) to the Green Gab podcast about Preserving History…with Kate Ewing, I was so struck by how much we kept coming back to talking about how our actions exemplified what is important to each of us. This “walk your talk” arises in all parts of our lives and now that I’m paying [...]

The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well

– Posted in: Air Quality, Building Sciences, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renovations and Remodeling

Gabbing with Kellye Markowski with Energy Smart Homes.  Kellye is a residential and commercial energy audit provider and project management.  She works independently and does not promote any products. Her goal is to help homeowners/residents reduce their energy and costs and know the best course of action for their house. She works with the true [...]