Book – Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home

You want your home to look great, feel great, and perform great—without breaking the bank? In Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, Marla Esser Cloos shows you how to to make your home green through simple changes to buying habits that affect a home both inside and out. Whether you live in a small apartment in the big city or a brand new single-family home in the suburbs your home can be a green home. From integrating smart technology into your home (it’s easier than you think!) to planting a rain garden, there are all kinds of ways to live greener.

“Living green has to be a blend of the stuff you buy and the things you do. If each of us built five simple practices or changes in buying habits into our daily routines, we would all soon have our own Everyday Green Homes—and we would change the world.” – Marla Esser Cloos

“Your book has made it practical for others to learn in a way that’s not intimidating at all. This is a resource that my husband and I plan on giving to prospective clients and placing in our housewarming package for new homeowners.” – Abby Landry, Vice President, JL Builders Co


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A portion of proceeds benefit the Building Hope Scholarship Fund.

Everyday Green Home

Use healthier, greener products at home, easily (seriously). You probably don’t have the time, resources, or know-how to research and shop for better options for you & your world, that’s why we’ve done it for you.

Shop Marla’s curated products for creating a safer, healthier, greener home easily.

Videos & How-to Guides

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for all kinds of different videos and how-to guides on making your home, community and world a greener place.


Green Gab

Weekly podcast for gabbing with women rocking it in green – green homes, green living and green companies, hosted by Marla Esser Cloos.

eBook – Certifying a Green Home

Certified Green Homes ebook
Step-by-Step Introduction to Certifying a Green Home
In this e-book, I reveal the steps of certifying green home projects. My intention is to simplify this process, so that you can do what you do best, build green homes or enjoy living in your green home!

Certified Green Homes are exactly what the words imply: they are homes that incorporate green technology and practices to meet a defined list of principles set and recognized by the industry, and verified by an independent third-party. While many homes may have some of the elements of a green home, only a small percentage have gone through the process to be certified as a green home.

Home Nav

HomeNav Tool For Green HomesHomeNav is an interactive guide and homeowners’ manual that makes the green home certification process easy! From documentation to exploring new ways to incorporate green into your home, HomeNav is the tool for green homeowners’ and green home professionals, alike.

HomeNav For Homeowners

For homeowners’ HomeNav is free, so sign up and begin your green home journey.

HomeNav For Green Home Professionals

For green home professionals, HomeNav offers a variety of opportunities to add value to your services. Learn more here.

Green Home 101 Primer

Want to get right down to it and get started? Check out this episode of the Green Gab podcast.

Proud Green Home

A fantastic online information resource for those who are interested and passionate about adding green elements to their homes. (Marla blogs for this site too.)

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