Green Gab Podcast

Tony + Marla

Join Marla and Tony to get in on the Green Gab. We talk to those folks rocking it in green – green homes, green living and green companies. We get into why green matters – to you, your family and friends and your community. And, we share what we’ve done, as well as tips for greening up your home, your job, your family and your life!

Join us on our own personal Green Odyssey as we hope to change the world...one Green Gab podcast at a time.

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Green Economics is the Language of Green Business and Building

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

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, Insights, 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, Insights

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, Insights

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 [...]

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.” [...]

The Stuff our Homes Are Made of – Resources and Materials

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Homeowners
Resources and materials for building sustainable homes

Thank you to Nick Brouk for the initial write-up of these podcast notes. Once upon a time or place, houses are or were made of what’s available. 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, Insights, 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 [...]