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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 [...]

A HERO for Home Upgrades

– Posted in: Blog, Green Financing, Green Homes

The HERO Program – Home Energy Renovation Opportunity is a form of PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing with the Missouri Clean Energy District. The program offers homeowners a form of financing for energy efficient home upgrades which is paid back via their property taxes. Once a homeowner contacts a contractor in the program, the [...]

Green Connections

– Posted in: Blog, Green Homes, Green Living

    Choosing to host the Green Gab podcast, write a book, be involved in Professional Women in Building (a council of the National Association of Home Builders) among other things, means I get the honor of getting to know and making connections with a lot of amazing people. And being able to bring their [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Five Generations in the Family Business with David Knoll of Walter Knoll Florist (and landscaping)

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

Five Generations in the Family Business with David Knoll of Walter Knoll Florist (and landscaping)   Day 4 at the St. Louis Home and Garden Show with special guest David Knoll. Walter Knoll Florist is a family-owned company in St. Louis that’s been around since 1883. David is the 5th generation in this family business. [...]