Building Sciences

From Smart Home to Connected

– Posted in: Blog, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners

  Home Conversations and information about “smart homes” are everywhere. With technology, we can connect about anything to an app now and can make it easier to operate, especially where a physical limitation may exist. This technology also provides a lot of conveniences and wow factor. The conversation and implementation extend well to seniors, especially [...]

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 [...]

St. Louis Green Business Challenge with Eric Schneider

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Stl Home Show
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A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Eric Schneider is gabbing about the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, a joint program of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Started in 2010, the program has worked with over 150 businesses and organizations in the St. Louis [...]

Doing the Right Thing with Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Stl Home Show
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A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Hibbs Homes is a custom home building company building high performance (a.k.a. green) homes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. While high performance and green building have gained a considerable following over the years, Kim states “you want the people [...]

Buying and Building with Regional Materials

– Posted in: Building Materials, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast
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A Green Gab Podcast Regional materials for your home are a great idea and are all about making smart decisions. Regional materials can be part of a green home – whether certified or becoming green as you go. In times past, people pretty much built and used whatever was available. With modern transportation and distribution, [...]

Sustainability and Green Building with Eric Tilden of NAHB

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes
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A Green Gab Podcast   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 [...]

Drought Monitoring Plus Performance Based Approach to Water Efficiency

– Posted in: Blog, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Landscaping and Water, Lot and Site

We Want Energy But We Need Water Marla, The Green Home Coach and Tony Pratte hosts of The Green Gab both love the topic of Water Conservation and Water Efficiency. Water is our most precious non renewable natural resource. The effect of not having enough water is drought.  Advancements have been made in the ability to monitor [...]

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.” [...]

2017 New Year Happenings

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, 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 [...]