Building Materials

Doing as You Say: Sharing Your Green Values

– Posted in: Blog, Green Homes, Green Living

If Your Firm Values Green Building, Let People Know  Focusing on your company’s values and how they are portrayed in your communications and media—can play a big part in attracting your ideal clients. Because today’s buyer looks not only for energy efficiency but also for green and sustainable products and practices, these values are often [...]

GREEN BUILDINGS INTERNATIONAL

– 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 [...]

St. Louis Green Business Challenge with Eric Schneider

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Stl Home Show
St. Louis Green Business Challenge with Eric Schneider green gab podcast

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Eric Schneider is gabbing about the St. Louis Green Business Challenge, a joint program of the St. Louis Regional Chamber and the Missouri Botanical Garden. Started in 2010, the program has worked with over 150 businesses and organizations in the St. Louis [...]

Doing the Right Thing with Kim Hibbs of Hibbs Homes

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Home Performance, Stl Home Show
high performance green homes kim hibbs podcast

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Hibbs Homes is a custom home building company building high performance (a.k.a. green) homes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. While high performance and green building have gained a considerable following over the years, Kim states “you want the people [...]

Buying and Building with Regional Materials

– Posted in: Building Materials, Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast
buying regional materials buy local green gab podcast

A Green Gab Podcast Regional materials for your home are a great idea and are all about making smart decisions. Regional materials can be part of a green home – whether certified or becoming green as you go. In times past, people pretty much built and used whatever was available. With modern transportation and distribution, [...]

The Sustainable Side of Vinyl Siding

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is currently more focused than ever the green building movement. This is very important in the resources materials we build with and the standard s and codes we regulated building with. Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt is a past chair [...]

The Stuff our Homes Are Made of – Resources and Materials

– Posted in: Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Homeowners
Resources and materials for building sustainable homes

Thank you to Nick Brouk for the initial write-up of these podcast notes. Once upon a time or place, houses are or were made of what’s available. 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 [...]