home builders

Every Home a Greener Home with Sheridan Foster of ElementalGreen

– Posted in: Blog, Green Gab Podcast, Green Living

Sheridan Foster, Founder, and CEO of Elemental Green has created “a digital media company with a mission to make green home building and renovation the status quo.” ElementalGreen was created as a place to dream, design and discover. A place for homeowners, builders, designers, and architects to research new materials, dream big, discover new products [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Resources and Materials-The Stuff our Homes Are Made of v2

– Posted in: Building Materials, Consumer Issues, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Inventory, Home Maintenance, Home Performance, Homeowners, Projects, Renovations and Remodeling
Resources and materials for building sustainable homes

Once upon a time, people used the resources and materials around them and that is what there homes were made of. As the world has become a smaller place, materials used to build a house may come from anywhere and everywhere. Resources are a key part of the construction of the home. Home builders and home [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

HomeNav Testimonial – Sarah Oudman of Treasure Homes

– Posted in: Green Homes
How HomeNav Helps Treasure Homes

Last week while attending the EEBA Conference (Energy and Environmental Building Alliance) , I literally ran into Sarah. Sarah Oudman is a custom builder/remodeler in Indiana and has built an Emerald Level home with the National Green Building Standard™. Through her company, Treasure Homes, she was one of my first HomeNav clients. We enjoyed catching [...]