energy savings

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 [...]

Give the Gift of a Connected Home for the Holidays

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

Today, we’re gabbing with Tony Pratte, the director of builder relations at the Sound Room. We’re talking about how a connected home is a great way to control your energy use, be environmentally aware, and increase safety for homeowners. These devices also make great gift options for others or yourself. What Is a Connected Home? [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]