green certified homes

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 [...]

Sustainability and Green Building with Eric Tilden of NAHB

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes
Green Building

A Green Gab Podcast   Eric Tilden joins us to gab about Sustainability and Green Building at NAHB – National Association of Homebuilders located in Washington D.C. NAHB is a trade association of home builders and others in the home builder industry representing nearly 140,000 members across the United States. Home Builders Associations (HBAs) and Building [...]

Why you should HomeNav

– Posted in: Appliances, Green Homes, Home Inventory, Home Maintenance, Home Organization, Homeowners

This whole thing started with HomeNav – the online homeowners’ manual I created for you – the home owner and resident. Why should you HomeNav? Insider tip…if nothing else, sign up for your complimentary account for the maintenance checklists and green resources. With HomeNav, you are one step closer to protecting your home and going [...]

What’s a LIHTC?

– Posted in: Green Homes, Homeowners, Projects

LIHTC (often pronounced lie-tech) is the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and it provides a federal tax credit to investors in affordable housing. It creates billions of dollars of investment in affordable housing both in urban and rural areas across the United States. Since its inception in 1987, the program has supported the development, rehab and [...]

How Living In A National Green Home is Affordable For EveryBody

– Posted in: Community, Green Homes, Homeowners, Projects

Building to the National Green Building Standard™ does not have to be a challenge. As this project in Lancaster MO in conjunction with Northeastern Community Action Agency illustrates,  access to Green Certified homes can be affordable for everybody. The architect on this project Monty and I work together on the front end so by the [...]

Green Certified Home – Benefits

– Posted in: Green Homes, Homeowners
Green Certified Homes Benefits

The benefits of a Green Certified Home are many. While personal preference and beliefs may contribute to the choice of a green certified home, there are several concrete benefits that remain at the core of the green home philosophy.  These benefits are health and safety, cost savings, comfort and re-sale. Healthy and Safety For many [...]