Green Gab Podcast | The Green Side of Vinyl Siding
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.
We gab about the work the Vinyl Siding Institute has been doing in the building industry to inform people that vinyl is a green and sustainable product. The vinyl industry is working to educate people using the science and facts with Life Cycle Assessment.
Vinyl siding is the “Prius” of sidings. It takes very little material to make vinyl siding, which makes it extremely resource efficient. This impacts transportation and other factors. Many people don’t know that vinyl is recyclable and a number of vinyl products have recycled content. Vinyl is also very durable, easy to maintain and clean.
Read on to learn more about the green side of vinyl siding.
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Marla Esser Cloos Marla inspires and educates about what makes a green home green and how to do it – a bit at a time or all at once. Her work creating an online owners’ manual for green and greener homes, HomeNav.com, and work in national and local businesses, groups and associations, provides her a unique perspective to help people realize the true values of green homes as safer, healthier and more comfortable homes. Marla founded and co-hosts the Green Gab Podcast, on iTunes, 2 Guys Talking Podcast Network and GreenHomeCoach.com. She blogs on Green Home Coach and Proud Green Home. Her articles have appeared in Green Home Builder, Building Women and The Healthy Planet and she is the author of Living Green Effortlessly: Simple Choices to a Better Home from NAHB Builder Books. www