Building Materials

The Need for Teams, Missions and Goals in Everyday Homebuilding

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Homes, Green Living

a Green Gab podcast with Marla and Tony Marla and Tony discuss the need for teams, missions and goals in everyday homebuilding and green home certification. Marla notes that the trend of elevated construction costs leaving builders having to justify price increases to the homebuyer through substantiating better, more high end finishes and incorporating more [...]

A Home that Looks Good and Performs Well

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Maintenance

 Thank you to AeroBarrier – breakthrough envelope sealing technology – for sponsoring this Green Gab podcast episode The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well. If you’ve listened to a few of our podcast episodes or read a few of my blogs or my book, you know I’m a huge fan of homes that [...]

Oh Wait! There’s More

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Projects

  Maurice Parnell with By the Yard out in Minnesota where they make outdoor furniture. By the Yard makes this furniture with recycled products or known as the technical name HDPE which is high-density polyethylene. HDPE is a maintenance free product so you can leave it out in the snow, ice, or rain and it [...]

Preserving Seeds and Materials… Angela Adler of SeedGeeks and Jenny Murphy of Perennial

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Angela Adler, Co-Owner of SeedGeeks, a company started 4 years ago with her husband Mark. It all happened very naturally, they met in 2009 and their first date was to see the documentary Food Inc. and had no idea at the time it would be such a foundational documentary for their lives going forward. It really [...]

Josh Vaughn and Paul McKnight with Habitat ReStore and EFS Energy

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Renewable Energy

  Note: We did run into some technical difficulties during this recording but we wanted to share with you all the great things we were able to capture. Josh Vaughn is General Manager at Habitat ReStore who’ve been around since 1997. At Habitat ReStore they take new and used building and remodeling supplies and sell them through their 2 ReStore’s locations [...]

High Performance Homes with Matt Belcher of Hibbs Homes and Heating & Cooling with Pat Dodd of Dawson Dodd Heating and Cooling

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance

High-Performance Homes with Matt Belcher of Hibbs Homes and Heating & Cooling with Pat Dodd of Dawson Dodd Heating and Cooling    Still at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show gabbing with Matt Belcher from Hibbs Homes. Matt has worked with Hibbs Homes, built his own homes and is also a published author. His [...]

Move up to McKelvey Home – homebuilding with an unrivaled reputation: Gia Linville – Marketing Manager at McKelvey Homes

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Community, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Homeowners

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show – Move up to McKelvey Home – homebuilding with an unrivaled reputation Don’t forget to go check out our Facebook page for all pictures of this awesome event.  You can also view the Facebook Live recording of this event HERE. Gia [...]

Home Builders Association in St. Louis with Celeste Rueter and Diana Forbes

– Posted in: Building Materials, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Stl Home Show
Home Builders Association in St. Louis with Celeste Rueter and Diana Forbes

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Celeste Rueter, Executive Vice President and Diana Forbes, Director of Membership and Business Development of the Home Builders Association (HBA) of St. Louis join us in two separate interviews on the Green Gab. Celeste heads the Home Builders Association by [...]