home energy

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 [...]

Daylighting from the Fifth Wall with Mike Chance of Velux

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Home Performance, Homeowners, Renewable Energy, Stl Home Show
GG Ep 46 with Mike Chance Velux Recording March 2017 daylighting

A Green Gab Podcast – Recorded Live at the St. Louis Home & Garden Show Now that it’s springtime, make the most of the sun by daylighting your home. Mike Chance of Velux Skylights has been a champion of daylighting for 20 years. Velux Skylights has been around since 1941 when Villum Kann Rasmussen started [...]

Oh Wait! There’s More

– Posted in: Blog, Building Materials, Green Gab Podcast, Green Homes, Green Living, Home Performance, Projects

  Maurice Parnell with By the Yard out in Minnesota where they make outdoor furniture. By the Yard makes this furniture with recycled products or known as the technical name HDPE which is high-density polyethylene. HDPE is a maintenance free product so you can leave it out in the snow, ice, or rain and it [...]

The Eyes of Our Homes – Windows…Debbie Kinsinger of Two Blind Guys and Keith Kessler of Pella Windows

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

  Debbie Kinsinger owner of Two Blind Guys a family owned and operated business. Debbie and her 2 sons specialize in residential and commercial window covering needs. They go out to the location, measure the windows, bring you samples and give you prices. There are 2 showrooms where you’re able to test out all the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]