Green Homes

A HERO for Home Upgrades

– Posted in: Blog, Green Financing, Green Homes

The HERO Program – Home Energy Renovation Opportunity is a form of PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing with the Missouri Clean Energy District. The program offers homeowners a form of financing for energy efficient home upgrades which is paid back via their property taxes. Once a homeowner contacts a contractor in the program, the [...]

Can’t Manage It Unless You Measure It

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

Wistar Wood, of WegoWise Inc., explains that Wego” stands for water, electric, gas, and oil.” WegoWise is a web-based, company that track a property’s utility data, mainly water, electric, gas and oil, and they do it wisely; hence the name WegoWise. Wistar goes on to explain to Marla that the company’s intuitive software platform provides [...]

Green Interiors

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Organization

Erica Reiner with E. Leigh Designs, the creator and owner of a Los Angeles based, interior design studio formed her business to help people create ideal residential, retail and commercial spaces. Erica specializes in eco-friendly and non-toxic interior designs for every budget without compromising quality or style. Her journey into sustainable, healthy, eco-friendly design began with [...]

Water -Just Use What We Need

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Landscaping and Water

Gabbing today about using water wisely. Because water is integrated into almost every part of our lives and is used in almost everything we manufacture, water affects us on every level.  And because water is a limited resource which we cannot live without, it’s vital we keep learning and remembering to use water responsibly. Tony [...]

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,” [...]