green home building

Building Hope and Supporting Leaders of the Future

– Posted in: Blog, Events, Green Homes, Green Living

In their continued recognition of the role of women in the industry, the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), celebrated Professional Women in Building (PWB) Week, by looking back to PWB’s first president, Hope Bettilyon, and the scholarship named in her honor.  In 1949, Mrs. Bettilyon, the wife of a Salt Lake City home builder, organized the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Certified Green Homes

– Posted in: Green Homes
Certified Green Homes

A green home provides improved efficiencies in energy, water, resources/materials, indoor air quality, site design, and operation and maintenance (homeowners manual.)  Each of these factors affects not only the operational costs of your home, but improves the health and well-being for you and your family. A certified green home is independently verified to meet the requirements of [...]