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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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The Tools for My Home – Appliances!

– Posted in: Appliances, Consumer Issues, Dream Green Home, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling, Testimonials

I love my appliances – they help me do so many things in my home – keeping and preparing food; as well as cleaning dishes, clothes and the house. I love it even more when they look great and perform well. Today’s appliances not only do their intended job, they can do it using less [...]

Breathe Well

– Posted in: Air Quality, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

Indoor air quality or the indoor environment applies to all of our homes – existing or new - and all of us can take immediate actions to breathe well in our homes. For me, the first steps were my choices of cleaning products. I switched to non-toxic, safer cleaners and even a few homemade ones. [...]