Green Financing

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dreaming Your Home – How to Dream It, Plan It and Pay For It 2

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

Building or finding your dream home is a goal for many of us. However, it is key to understand not only how to pay for our dream home, yet also how to plan for it. It is possible for you to have your dream home and make it a green home…with a little planning. The [...]

Dreaming Your Home – How to Dream It, Plan It and Pay For It

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

Dreaming Your Home – how to dream it, plan it and pay for it  Building or finding your dream home is a goal for many of us. However, it is key to understand not only how to pay for our dream home, yet also how to plan for it. It is possible for you to [...]

15 Years of Green Buildings are Better

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Hope Gribble of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – Missouri Gateway Chapter joins us to gab about 15 years of Green Buildings are Better in the St. Louis Metro. This a resource packed half hour so be sure to check out the links at the bottom of the podcast notes to check out the [...]

What the Heck is a REC? And other answers about Green Energy Programs

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy, Wind Power

Welcome to another fabulous day in studio on the Green Gab. Find out what the heck a REC is today with Kathleen Beebe of 3 Degrees. Kathleen gabs with us about Ameren's Pure Power voluntary renewable energy program and the impact it is having in the St. Louis area. Pure Power is Ameren's voluntary green [...]

Financing Your Green Dream Home with Trisha McConkey of Associated Bank

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Projects

Gabbing about financing for green home projects with Trisha McConkey of Associated Bank. Trisha and Associated Bank’s experience and expertise with mortgages and loans help homeowners to finance their dream home, especially a green home. The way they think about new construction residential loans and renovation loans really helps further the whole idea of green [...]