Energy Efficiency Basics

Creating a Better, More Energy Responsible, & Sustainable America – Suzanne Shelton

– Posted in: Blog, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Gab Podcast, Rate of Climate Change, Sustainable Green Practices

This time around we gabbed with Suzanne Shelton of the Shelton Group. The Shelton Group is one of, if not the leading marketing agency exclusively dedicated to energy and environmental arena, or sustainability arena. Suzanne started the company 25 years ago when she was 23 years old completely by accident. About 11 years in, she [...]

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 [...]

Energy Efficient Innovations

– Posted in: Appliances, Blog, Energy Efficiency Basics, Energy Efficient Lighting, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renovations and Remodeling, Sustainable Green Practices
Energy Efficient Innovations

– as I was listening to the podcast for any final edits to Tony’s write-up, I had a vivid flashback on the topic of home control.  Do you remember the movie PillowTalk with Doris Day and Rock Hudson?  There is a scene in his “bachelor pad” where the stereo turns on, the lights turn off [...]

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 [...]

Zip Up the Coat of Your Home – Energy Efficiency Basics

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Energy Efficiency Basics, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Thank you to Nick Brouk for the initial write-up of these podcast notes. While there is much more to a green home, energy efficiency is often the most discussed and a large part of the whole package. The anatomy of a typical green home, along with the basics of energy efficient practices and features helps [...]

Another Green Gab Podcast: MAD Energy – Michele Dow is Making a Difference When It Comes To Green!

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Consumer Issues, Energy Efficiency Basics

  MAD Energy is all about Making a Difference.  The brainchild of friend and colleague, Michele Dow, who is rocking it in green.  The best part is that she got started without intending to be green!  I’m Marla Esser Cloos, The Green Home Coach, and Michele joins me today on Green Gab -  the podcast [...]