Sustainable Green Practices

Sustainability and Green Building with Eric Tilden of NAHB

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Sustainable Green Practices
Green Building

  Eric Tilden joins us to gab about Sustainability and Green Building at NAHB - National Association of Homebuilders located in Washington D.C. NAHB is a trade association of home builders and others in the home builder industry representing nearly 140,000 members across the United States. Home Builders Associations (HBAs) and Building Industry Associations (BIAs) are [...]

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 [...]

The Sustainable Side of Vinyl Siding

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Sustainable Green Practices, Sustainable Vinyl Siding

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is currently more focused than ever the green building movement. This is very important in the resources materials we build with and the standard s and codes we regulated building with. Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt is a past chair [...]

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 [...]

Photographer May Be Key In Illustrating Rate of Climate Change

– Posted in: Community, Consumer Issues, Rate of Climate Change, Sustainable Green Practices

This week I stumbled on a video that was jaw dropping. It was a video about a glacier calving a section about the size of lower Manhattan. Whoa! The video is an excerpt from a documentary called Chasing Ice.  Could a photographer be key in illustrating rate of climate Change? “In the spring of 2005, [...]

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 [...]