green home

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 [...]

Green as You Go – Paint by Numbers

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

“The whole idea of green can be done one choice at a time” which is basically what Marla’s book Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home, is about. Marla and Tony agree that it’s not just about radical “tree-hugger” kind of stuff but everyday simple choices. Tony wants folks to know that making simple changes can [...]

Walking the Talk: The why behind sustainability

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

Nothing’s new under the sun. Marla and Tony discuss how the basic principles of green and sustainability have been around for centuries, even since the times of the Greeks and Romans. However, as technology has evolved in our society we have become lazy. We choose convenience over stewardship and then we find ourselves struggling with [...]

Water -Just Use What We Need

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Landscaping and Water

Gabbing today about using water wisely. Because water is integrated into almost every part of our lives and is used in almost everything we manufacture, water affects us on every level.  And because water is a limited resource which we cannot live without, it’s vital we keep learning and remembering to use water responsibly. Tony [...]

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 [...]

Easy Breezy – a home where you breathe easy

– Posted in: Blog, Consumer Issues, Green Homes, Green Living

Pardon the rhyme, it just hit me, and it sounded better than “don’t sneezy” or something else just as cheesy. On a more serious note, sneezing a lot is typically a sign of something else going on. Something respiratory. Something affecting breathing. And breathing is key to our health and well-being. Sneezing, congestion, difficulty breathing, [...]

Proud Green Home: Green Gab Podcast | Moisture – Not in My Home

– Posted in: Blog, Green Living, Landscaping and Water

ProudGreenHome.com mentions Marla Esser Cloos’ article, Moisture – Not in My Home as a part of their mission to integrate high performance, sustainable, and “green” strategies, systems and products to both new and remodeled homes. Marla, originator and host of the Green Gab Podcast and author of Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices for a Better Home [...]

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 [...]