Renovations and Remodeling

Getting Green with the Missouri Historical Society

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

Gabbing with Angela Moore, the facilities and sustainability coordinator for the Missouri Historical Society. She works to create more sustainable programs and facilitate more sustainable initiatives for the Historical Society. As Angela pointed out, it’s important to preserve history and culture, and to do that you have to preserve the earth so it’s here for many [...]


– 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 [...]

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 [...]

HERO Program – Financing Energy Efficient upgrades with Theresa Garza of Renovate America

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Renovations and Remodeling, Stl Home Show

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show (photo credit: Mike and 2 Guys) Theresa Garza is the Market Development Manager for Renovate America. They are in a private public partnership with the Missouri Clean Energy District, which is a clinical subdivision of the state of Missouri that authorizes PACE [...]

Energy Efficient Innovations

– Posted in: Appliances, Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling
Energy Efficient Innovations

Note from Marla  – as I was listening to the podcast for any final edits to Tony’s write-up, I had a vivid flashback on the topic of home control.  Do you remember the movie PillowTalk with Doris Day and Rock Hudson?  There is a scene in his “bachelor pad” where the stereo turns 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 [...]

High Performance Homes at No More Cost

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Renovations and Remodeling

The goal of the Proud Green Home and Proud Green Building sites is to educate the entire marketplace – homeowners and building professionals in both the home and commercial building industry. The vision is to “inspire people to adopt these principles and convey logic of supporting high performance homes and buildings and benefits of doing so.” [...]