energy efficiency

4 Green Benefits of Switching to LED Lighting

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Renewable Energy

Today, we are gabbing with Tyson Taussig with Lighting Inc. about LED lighting. LED stands for light-emitting diodes, and these LEDs were originally used for computers, cars, and other electronic components. It’s only been recently that LEDs have become commonly used for home and office lighting. And the benefits of switching to LED lighting are [...]

Can’t Manage It Unless You Measure It

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living

Wistar Wood, of WegoWise Inc., explains that Wego” stands for water, electric, gas, and oil.” WegoWise is a web-based, company that track a property’s utility data, mainly water, electric, gas and oil, and they do it wisely; hence the name WegoWise. Wistar goes on to explain to Marla that the company’s intuitive software platform provides [...]

Harnessing the Wind with Erika Boeing of Accelerate Wind

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Renewable Energy

Erika Boeing, CEO, and co-founder of Accelerate Wind, a tech company developing innovative rooftop wind energy solutions gabs with Marla and Tony about harnessing the wind. While rooftop solar power continues to double each year, small wind and rooftop wind is, for the most part, a completely untapped resource. Erika shares the mission of Accelerate [...]

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 [...]

Light Up Your Life

– Posted in: Blog, Renewable Energy

Upon waking, most of us throw open the curtains or turn on the light.  The start of a new day signaled with light. Light. Something we likely take for granted as it seeps into our days – and nights. Light to see by, to work, to read, to just go about our daily activities. Light [...]

Green Technology

– Posted in: Blog, Green Homes, Green Living

Late winter and spring bring the home and garden shows to municipalities across the country.  These shows are great opportunities to get a little bit of spring fever and start planning home improvements both inside and out.  Home and garden shows also offer opportunities to see and learn about new products for both homes and [...]

The Need for Teams, Missions and Goals in Everyday Homebuilding

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Homes, Green Living

a Green Gab podcast with Marla and Tony Marla and Tony discuss the need for teams, missions and goals in everyday homebuilding and green home certification. Marla notes that the trend of elevated construction costs leaving builders having to justify price increases to the homebuyer through substantiating better, more high end finishes and incorporating more [...]

A Home that Looks Good and Performs Well

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Maintenance

 Thank you to AeroBarrier – breakthrough envelope sealing technology – for sponsoring this Green Gab podcast episode The Home Detective – Finding How to Get a Home to Perform Well. If you’ve listened to a few of our podcast episodes or read a few of my blogs or my book, you know I’m a huge fan of homes that [...]

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 [...]