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 [...]

Solar Energy with Dane Glueck of Straight Up Solar and Home Efficiency with Paul Peterson of Peterson Energy

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Renewable Energy, Resilience
Energy Efficient Innovations

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. Dane Glueck and Paul Peterson with Straight up Solar and Peterson Energy Gabbing in St. Louis at the St. Louis Home and Garden Show [...]

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 [...]

Breathe Well

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling, Resilience

Indoor air quality or the indoor environment applies to all of our homes – existing or new – and all of us can take immediate actions to breathe well in our homes. For me, the first steps were my choices of cleaning products. I switched to non-toxic, safer cleaners and even a few homemade ones. [...]

Resiliency – rebounding after calamity strikes

– Posted in: Community, Homeowners, Resilience

Resilient – springing back; rebounding (from Resiliency – the state of being resilient exists for people and their attitudes, both individually and as communities. Resiliency also exists for buildings, roads, bridges, and other physical infrastructure. With more and more extreme weather around the world, resiliency is a key factor in how we cope. Read [...]

2014 Storm Tree Trimming

– Posted in: Homeowners, Resilience
Tree Trimming

2014 Storm Tree Trimming Hey, Danielle here again. A while ago, Marla did a great blog about spring storms and tornadoes, a very important topic this season. I am terrified of tornadoes and always have been but, there is one other storm aspect I have always been leery about: stormy winds. Ever since my parents [...]