Consumer Issues

Walking the Talk: The why behind sustainability

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Nothing’s new under the sun. Marla and Tony discuss how the basic principles of green and sustainability have been around for centuries, even since the times of the Greeks and Romans. However, as technology has evolved in our society we have become lazy. We choose convenience over stewardship and then we find ourselves struggling with [...]

The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renovations and Remodeling, Resilience

Thank you to AeroBarrier – breakthrough envelope sealing technology – for sponsoring this Green Gab podcast episode.  Gabbing with Kellye Markowski with Energy Smart Homes.  Kellye is a residential and commercial energy audit provider and project management.  She works independently and does not promote any products. Her goal is to help homeowners/residents reduce their energy and costs and [...]

Give the Gift of a Connected Home for the Holidays

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Today, we’re gabbing with Tony Pratte, the director of builder relations at the Sound Room. We’re talking about how a connected home is a great way to control your energy use, be environmentally aware, and increase safety for homeowners. These devices also make great gift options for others or yourself. What Is a Connected Home? [...]

Choose Healthier Personal Care Products This Holiday Season

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Today, we’re gabbing with Elizabeth Allen, a safe beauty advocate and toxin-free educator. She is passionate about educating women about safer alternatives for healthier personal care products. The products we choose to use not only affect us. They affect the people around us, our community, and the world. During the holiday season, many of us [...]

4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy

Today, we are gabbing with Tyson Taussig with Lighting Inc. about LED lighting. LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these LEDs were originally used for computers, cars, and other electronic components. It’s only been recently that LEDs have become commonly used for home and office lighting. And the benefits of switching to LED lighting are [...]

Easy Breezy – a home where you breathe easy

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living

Pardon the rhyme, it just hit me, and it sounded better than “don’t sneezy” or something else just as cheesy. On a more serious note, sneezing a lot is typically a sign of something else going on. Something respiratory. Something affecting breathing. And breathing is key to our health and well-being. Sneezing, congestion, difficulty breathing, [...]

GREEN BUILDINGS INTERNATIONAL

– 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 [...]

Plumbing Industry Promotes Water Efficiency Aesthetically

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Landscaping and Water, Renewable Energy

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 [...]