Home Performance

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 [...]

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 Now that it’s springtime, make the most of the sun by daylighting your home. 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 [...]

5 Low-Cost Ways to Warm Up Your Home

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

It’s easier than you think to warm up your home, just click over to some of the products mentioned in the episode in the resources. Insulating Curtains and Drapes Everyone thinks you need to replace your windows. But simply adding insulating curtains or drapes can keep the cold air out. Calking Caulking under the window [...]

Keep You and Your Home Eco-Friendly

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

Today we’re going through our most popular posts from the last month, with some great green ideas you can use this winter season to keep you and your home eco-friendly. We talk about LED lighting with Tyson Taussig in the 4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting. It’s only been recently that LEDs have [...]

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 [...]