Consumer Issues

Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Sustainable Green Practices, Water

The Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically On Today's episode of The Green Gab, Marla and Tony are joined by special guest Angie Mendica from Crescent Plumbing Supply. The plumbing industry is acknowledging that water is our most precious resource. The plumbing industry promotes water efficiency aesthetically to commercial and residential sides of the market. As [...]

Photographer May Be Key In Illustrating Rate of Climate Change

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Rate of Climate Change, Sustainable Green Practices

This week I stumbled on a video that was jaw dropping. It was a video about a glacier calving a section about the size of lower Manhattan. Whoa! The video is an excerpt from a documentary called Chasing Ice.  Could a photographer be key in illustrating rate of climate Change? “In the spring of 2005, [...]

Becoming More Sustainable ~ What Makes A Green Home Green

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Education, Sustainable Green Practices

There are a lot of buzzwords and industry jargon out there! It is hard to decipher the message from all the lingo and buzz words. However, that is not the case with the word sustainability and becoming more sustainable. As we have mentioned in previous conversations, the true essence of sustainability is an inherent quality [...]

Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Education, Green Economy, Green Gab Podcast

Gabbing about a topic that really gets me excited…Economics! For most people, economics is a misunderstood topic. It’s not just a course we are made to suffer through in college, but it’s a language. You read that correctly. Economics is the language of business! Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building. Elliot [...]

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 [...]

Sustainability…for men

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners

Gabbing about sustainability and consumers today. Sustainability… has there ever been a word so misunderstood? Maybe the term “green” is more misunderstood, but that is about it. What does it mean to be a a sustainability consumer? Sustainability consumers are seeking sustainable authentic accountable companies, Some people will always feel these terms are political buzzwords to [...]

Helping Builders Build Green

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Homeowners

Gabbing with Michelle Foster of Home Innovation Research Labs, a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). Michelle is the VP of Innovation Services and does a lot of talking with people around the country about building a green home, green building standards and the financial community. As the only child [...]

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 [...]