green remodeling

Dreaming Your Home – How to Dream It, Plan It and Pay For It 2

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

Building or finding your dream home is a goal for many of us. However, it is key to understand not only how to pay for our dream home, yet also how to plan for it. It is possible for you to have your dream home and make it a green home…with a little planning. The [...]

Dreaming Your Home – How to Dream It, Plan It and Pay For It

– Posted in: Consumer Issues, Green Financing, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Renovations and Remodeling

Dreaming Your Home – how to dream it, plan it and pay for it  Building or finding your dream home is a goal for many of us. However, it is key to understand not only how to pay for our dream home, yet also how to plan for it. It is possible for you to [...]

Foodies Rejoice – Energy Efficient Appliances are It!

– Posted in: Appliances, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

Welcome to another exciting day on the Green Gab! The Intellectual Partners in Green, that’s Marla Esser Cloos and Tony Pratte for our new listeners, get to welcome a new guest to the show. It’s spring time, so that means it’s time for projects! That could mean remodeling an existing house, building a new one, [...]

The Art of the Science

– Posted in: Building Sciences, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling

The Art of the Science, building science, that is, plays on bringing different perspectives for a better outcome. Tony and I gab about ways to bring Building Science more into the end result of a house. There are many different components, systems, equipment, materials and processes that go in to a home and a community. [...]

Financing Your Green Dream Home with Trisha McConkey of Associated Bank

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

Gabbing about financing for green home projects with Trisha McConkey of Associated Bank. Trisha and Associated Bank’s experience and expertise with mortgages and loans help homeowners to finance their dream home, especially a green home. The way they think about new construction residential loans and renovation loans really helps further the whole idea of green [...]

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 [...]

A Quick Little Bit of Home Owners Education and Video ~ Pink Rigid Foam

– Posted in: Green Homes, Homeowners, Projects

I had the opportunity to visit the Proud Green Home St. Louis a few days ago.  I always love seeing all the people come out to learn what makes these green, a.k.a. high performance homes different.  In my estimation, green homes are simply better built homes.  They take advantage of nature, building materials and quality [...]

Lessons Learned With My Remodel

– Posted in: Homeowners

As we go through our busy everyday lives oftentimes it can be easy to overlook preventative house maintenance especially when it involves water. This is because lot of it goes on behind the scenes of where we see every day, like behind walls or under shower pans. Once overlooked these maintenance issues can turn into [...]