Marla Esser Cloos


– Posted in: Blog, Green Living

Recycling to Reduce Trash Our neighborhood in Oklahoma City has recently gone to the big recycle bins that can be picked up by the automated trucks. In addition to holding a LOT more than our “Little Blue Bins” we had before, they have the extra advantage of preventing trash destined for recycling from ending up [...]


– Posted in: Blog, Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living, Renovations and Remodeling

The Oklahoma US Green Building Council offered Green Business Boot Camp – an update and review of the many benefits and programs of the US Green Building Council (USGBC). I’ve been a LEED AP (accredited professional) for 8 years now yet had not recently gone through an update of what all USGBC has been working [...]

Mainstream Green – A Conversation with Marla and Sheridan Foster of Elemental Green

– Posted in: Blog, Green Homes, Green Living

Sheridan Foster founder of Elemental Green, interviews Marla Esser Cloos originator and host of the Green Gab Podcast about her award-winning book, Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices to a Better Home. Sheridan highlights the practicability of Marla’s book and discusses the affordability of going green. Marla, a National Association of Homebuilders masters certified green professional as [...]

Light Up Your Life

– Posted in: Blog, Renewable Energy

Upon waking, most of us throw open the curtains or turn on the light.  The start of a new day signaled with light. Light. Something we likely take for granted as it seeps into our days – and nights. Light to see by, to work, to read, to just go about our daily activities. Light [...]

Oklahoma City Green Home Consultant Honored as National Professional Women in Building Member of The Year

– Posted in: Awards, Blog

Marla is featured in The Oklahoman May 19, 2018 and shares her journey with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Professional Women in Building (PWB) and being awarded the 2017 National Member of the Year. Through her work and her company, The Green Home Coach, she shares her focus “to empower people, especially women, [...]

Builder Books 2018 Builder Show Quint Lears and Marla Esser Cloos Video Interview

– Posted in: Blog

Quint Lears with, and author of Partnering with Brokers to Win More Sales, from NAHB Builderbooks, interviews Marla Esser Cloos, Green Gab podcaster, author and owner of Green Home Coach, at the 2018 International Builders Show in St. Louis, MO., Discussing practical tips from her new book Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a [...]

PWB: Blazing Trails, Creating Opportunities

– Posted in: Blog, Events

Recognizing the role of women in the industry, the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), celebrated Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, by taking a closer look at the growth of women in the workforce building industry. The NAHB took note of the  positive trends women are making in assuming leadership roles and inspiring the [...]

NAHB Professional Women in Building Council Honors Three Outstanding Industry Professionals

– Posted in: Awards, Blog

Marla Esser Cloos, owner and president of Green Home Coach/Sustaining Spaces in Edmond, Okla., was one of  three council members and professional staff recognized for their contributions to the Professional Women in Building (PWB) Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the home building industry. Marla was honored as NAHB 2017 National [...]

Water Wisdom

– Posted in: Blog

  May I have a glass of water please? Will you please wash the dishes, the clothes, yourself! Water is something we take for granted and we are so fortunate to live in a country where access to clean, drinkable water is so routine we don’t give it a second thought. Until we don’t. Until [...]

Building Hope and Supporting Leaders of the Future

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Homes, Green Living

In their continued recognition of the role of women in the industry, the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), celebrated Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, by looking back to PWB’s first president, Hope Bettilyon, and the scholarship named in her honor.  In 1949, Mrs. Bettilyon, the wife of a Salt Lake City home builder, organized the [...]