Green Homes

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 [...]

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 [...]

Let Your Nose Be the Guide Controlling Smells and Other Airborne Stuff

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

Something that smells bad is your first key that it probably is bad, yet airborne stuff that is harmful to your health doesn’t always smell bad. Controlling the stuff that causes problems, or pollutant source control, is key to controlling the air flow and air quality in your home. As Marla says, “to control the nasties,” [...]

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 [...]

New NAHB Publication Lays Out Simple Steps for Creating a Green Home

– Posted in: Green Homes, Green Living

New NAHB Publication Lay Out Simple Steps for Creating a Green Home Offering readers simple tips on how to make homes greener, is a new title released from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, published by MyHome Press. Author, Marla Esser Cloos shares her expertise [...]

Green Technology

– Posted in: Blog, Green Homes, Green Living

Late winter and spring bring the home and garden shows to municipalities across the country.  These shows are great opportunities to get a little bit of spring fever and start planning home improvements both inside and out.  Home and garden shows also offer opportunities to see and learn about new products for both homes and [...]

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 for Anyone, A Home for Everyone: The intersection between green and accessibility in homes

– Posted in: Blog, Green Homes, Green Living

A new shade of green. Providing a longer-lasting, more accessible home or building that serves people as they age, those with various disabilities and/or progressive medical conditions without the burden of investing in extensive additional resources or modifications is, in and of itself, a green or sustainable principle. Marla Esser Cloos, author of Living Green [...]