Structures knocked over and scattered as if they were built with tongue depressors. Everything gone.
When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof. Sadly, the family soon started suffering from indoor air quality issues that took years to solve, until they discovered and installed a energy recovery ventilator (ERV).
Now that the walls of my new home are all painted up, I’ve been working on four key areas of the home’s interior: the flooring system, the kitchens, the bathroom, and the master bedroom.
With Dr. Katie Belisle-Iffrig gabbing about her book Going Green for the Genius. Dr. Katie discovered her love for nature at an early age. She came to work at the Kemper Center for Home Gardening at the Missouri Botanical Center in St. Louis and there worked with gardens and nature in many ways.
If your laundry room is like most others, chances are you would appreciate a bit more space for a folding table, shelving or a laundry basket or two.
While you may be making plans for a summer gallop in your RV, do you remember whether your water supply included hot water? Now is the time to check it out.
Angie Mendica from Crescent Plumbing Supply joins the Green Gab to talk toilets. The plumbing industry is acknowledging that water is our most precious resource. The plumbing industry promotes water efficiency aesthetically to commercial and residential sides of the market.
Lyme disease infection is most common in the spring, summer, and fall, so now is a good time to become more aware of how to prevent and treat it.
Putting a good finish on the interior walls of a home is more than just slapping paint on a wall and calling it a day. Every home is different, and so is every paint job.
It won’t be long before your swimming pool is your oasis from the day’s hectic pace. Do you remember having problems with your pool’s hot water heater last year? Now is the time to address them.
Gabbing with Michelle Foster of Home Innovation Research Labs, the VP of Innovation Services. Michelle speaks a lot with the housing financial industry to help them see the impact of an NGBS (National Green Building Standard) green certified home or project.
Personal and commercial boats including charter fishing, tug boats, ferries and law enforcement boats can easily gain the comfort of radiant heat.
With people indoors 90 percent of the time, the Norwegian Regional Board of Health and the Department of Employment created guidelines for the country’s indoor business environment. With the employer responsible for indoor air quality, measures were taken to improve conditions for employees.
Upgrading your toilet to a new 1.28-gallon model is one of the quickest ways to save water in your home.
Gabbing about sustainability today. Sustainability, and its cousin – green – are two words that have many meanings and are often misunderstood.
Kitchens and bathrooms are among the most influential areas of a home on the market. State-of-the-art lighting, radiant-heated floors, new appliances and bath fixtures are among the things buyers look closely at when considering a purchase.
Electric radiant heat is kept where it is needed – at the floor. You notice this when your feet sense its comfort, making you feel warm even at a lower temperature setting. Conversely, step on a cold floor and you immediately feel cold throughout your body.
Water is a critical part of our lifestyle. What we don’t really understand is the combination of water and energy usage.
When the Mastrangelo family had renovated and expanded their Massachusetts cape home several years ago, they added spray foam insulation to the entire second floor and roof.
Matt Dobson of the Vinyl Siding Institute joins the Green Gab today. Matt and Matt work together on the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) subcommittee on Sustainability and Green Building which Matt recently chaired.