green building

How a Green Home Saves You Money

– Posted in: Blog, Green Living

One of the first questions I almost always get asked about green homes is “doesn’t it cost more?” It comes as a surprise to most people that a green or greener home often not cost more than a traditional built, remodeled or upgraded home. Plus your green home saves you money over time and does [...]

The Power of Community

– Posted in: Blog, Community

There has been a lot of conversation about the power of community. Community both in the sense of the physical surroundings and amenities which we live, work and play in. But also, community in the sense of the people who we engage with in our day-to-day lives. Both kinds of community may connect with each [...]

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 [...]

Water Wisdom

– Posted in: Blog

  May I have a glass of water please? Will you please wash the dishes, the clothes, yourself! Water is something we take for granted and we are so fortunate to live in a country where access to clean, drinkable water is so routine we don’t give it a second thought. Until we don’t. Until [...]

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 [...]

Oh Wait! There’s More

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Projects

  Maurice Parnell with By the Yard out in Minnesota where they make outdoor furniture. By the Yard makes this furniture with recycled products or known as the technical name HDPE which is high-density polyethylene. HDPE is a maintenance free product so you can leave it out in the snow, ice, or rain and it [...]

Find Your Neighborhood with Ron Williams and Cindy Rhinehart with Hoodle

– Posted in: Blog, Community, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living, Homeowners, Lot and Site, Projects, Stl Home Show

    Ron and Cindy with Hoodle, an online web portal for people who are building new homes. A place that educates buyers when building a new house. You need to know where the neighborhoods are that you can build in, who the builders are who build in these neighborhoods, and what the floor plans [...]