homeowner education

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 [...]

How to Operate and Maintain Your Home

– Posted in: Green Gab Podcast, Homeowners
Green Gab Ep 41 maintain your home operate drive

Thank you to AeroBarrier – breakthrough envelope sealing technology – for sponsoring this Green Gab podcast episode. Gabbing about training – homeowner training specifically. It is all about habits – habits and training. Homeowner and building owner training, documentation and resources are crucial if you want to operate and maintain your home. It sounds a little dry but [...]

LEED and NGBS-Required Owner Education Webinar

– Posted in: Events, Green Homes

USGBC’s LEED and NAHB’s Green Building Standard both require “owner education” to help deliver the resources and information to help homeowners achieve the full potential of their high performing homes. It is more than just handing over a binder of product brochures and a 5 minute walk-through of the site. This one-hour webinar with HomeNav’s Marla Esser [...]