Home Performance

Running Your Home So It Doesn’t Run You

– Posted in: Home Maintenance, Home Performance

Thank you to AeroBarrier – breakthrough envelope sealing technology – for sponsoring the Green Gab podcast episode How to Operate and Maintain Your Home.   We all need training – yet most of us kind of take it for granted that we don’t really need training on how to run our homes.  As with anything we want to do better and more effectively, it [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Comfort Solutions with Andrew Armstrong of Fujitsu General America

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Home Performance, Renewable Energy

      Andy Armstrong is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Fujitsu General America.  He is responsible for the sales of all the heating and air conditioning products from Fujitsu for the US and Canada and down into the Caribbean. Go Bears! Andy attended Washington University in St. Louis, as did our [...]

Geothermal Systems with Kyle Smith of GeoComfort

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Stl Home Show

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show  Don’t forget to go check out our Facebook page for all pictures of this awesome event. Kyle Smith with GeoComfort – Geothermal Systems GeoComfort is a people-centric company.  They believe in family values, loyalty beyond reason, assurance in quality craftsmanship, [...]

Doing the Right Thing with Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Stl Home Show
high performance green homes kim hibbs podcast

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 [...]

Daylighting from the Fifth Wall with Mike Chance of Velux

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Stl Home Show
GG Ep 46 with Mike Chance Velux Recording March 2017 daylighting

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Mike Chance of Velux Skylights has been a champion of daylighting for 20 years. Velux Skylights has been around since 1941 when Villum Kann Rasmussen started his firm V. Kann Rassmussen & Co in wartime Copenhagen, Denmark. “One of his [...]

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 [...]