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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Stuff of Our Lives

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Green Living, Home Inventory, Home Organization, Homeowners, Projects, Recycling

Stuff takes many forms in our lives – physical stuff, mental stuff, emotional stuff, and on. Sometimes stuff adds up and becomes overwhelming for us – even the good stuff. Sometimes stuff adds up and we see the blessings abundance brings. Perspective and attitude matter in how we look at our own stuff just like [...]

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 [...]

Hidden Green in You

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners

Before I dive in to this week’s blog, I’d like to invite you to join me on the Green Home Coach’s Facebook page Tuesdays at 11:11 am CST to ask your questions about green home and green living via Facebook Live. Looking forward to seeing you there. A builder in my new city asked me [...]

Being Comfortable in Your Home

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Education, Energy Efficiency Basics, Energy Efficient Lighting, Green Financing, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

Our new home has a HERS Index rating (yay!). We walked through a lot of homes where the sales person proudly exclaimed that the home we were visiting had a HERS rating of 64 (or 59 or whatever). And being a little cheeky, I’d ask “ok, so what does that mean?” Only a handful of [...]