Projects

Avoiding the Renovation Nightmare – Mina Fies from Renovation Roadmap™ and Synergy Design and Construction

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

a Green Gab podcast with Marla Mina Fies, creator of Renovation Roadmap and owner of Synergy Design and Construction, choreographs the myriad of decisions and details of the remodeling process from conception to completion.  Renovation Roadmap provides homeowners the tools, checklists and sample documents needed to select the right contractors, navigate the design process, and [...]

You’ve Got the Power – Laura Jones from Regent Power Electrifies Us!

– Posted in: Blog, Community, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Projects, Renewable Energy

Laura Jones with Regent Power in St Louis, Missouri is a renewable energy innovator and integrator. Projects at Regent Power range from all sorts of solar integration for DC fast charging microgrids to smart city LED lighting with gunshot detection and camera surveillance. Laura and Regent Power are out to make the world better and safer and using clean renewable energy.  Laura’s passion is for a better life, a better [...]

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 [...]

Find Your Neighborhood with Ron Williams and Cindy Rhinehart with Hoodle

– Posted in: Blog, Community, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Homeowners, Lot and Site, Projects, Stl Home Show

    Ron and Cindy with Hoodle, an online web portal for people who are building new homes. A place that educates buyers when building a new house. You need to know where the neighborhoods are that you can build in, who the builders are who build in these neighborhoods, and what the floor plans [...]

Being in your Yard and Children’s Garden Club – Nicholas Citrin with Cloverwall and Douglas Wolter with STL County Parks Children’s Garden Club

– Posted in: Blog, Community, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Projects

Being in Your Yard – Nicholas Citrin with Cloverwall Being in your yard without mosquitoes is just what Cloverwall is all about. Nicholas Citrin with Cloverwall shares their approach to mosquitoes. The main reason people have mosquitos in their yard is due to standing water. Cloverwall first maps out all the standing water on the [...]

Resources and Materials-The Stuff our Homes Are Made of v2

– Posted in: Building Materials, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Inventory, Home Maintenance, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling
Resources and materials for building sustainable homes

Once upon a time, people used the resources and materials around them and that is what there homes were made of. As the world has become a smaller place, materials used to build a house may come from anywhere and everywhere. Resources are a key part of the construction of the home. Home builders and home [...]

2017 New Year Happenings

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Events, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects

OMG! The fulfillment of a life goal is here and it is thrilling. My book Living Green Effortlessly – Simple Choices for a Better Home is available now and officially launches next week at the Builders Show. While writing and publishing a book is a life dream come true, it definitely had its ups and [...]

The Stuff of Our Lives

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Inventory, Home Organization, Homeowners, Projects

Stuff takes many forms in our lives – physical stuff, mental stuff, emotional stuff, and on. Sometimes stuff adds up and becomes overwhelming for us – even the good stuff. Sometimes stuff adds up and we see the blessings abundance brings. Perspective and attitude matter in how we look at our own stuff just like [...]

Sunsets and Changing Climate Zones

– Posted in: Building Materials, Building Sciences, Community, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renewable Energy, Resilience

The sunsets in Oklahoma City are particularly beautiful. Last night, the horizon was a deep pink and it glowed like a jewel. I’d forgotten how beautiful they are. I suspect the flat landscape and the drier air is partly responsible. I could ask a meteorologist how it occurs. Or I can accept one of the [...]