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Entries from July 28th, 2008

Ask The Expert- Need To Change My A/C System

July 28th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Ask the expert, Green Houston Topics

We were sent excellent question this past week and one that I personally believe that about half of the entire City of Houston probably has this time of year.  Clayton Farmer with Alternative Power Solutions and Kathleen Reardon with RDArchitecture both hopped in to answer right away… Here was the Question: Hi, I need to [...]

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Discovery Green Park- Downtown Houston

July 27th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Green Houston Events

Discovery Green Park in Downtown is really a special place. We have been a couple of times and it is always fun, exciting and breathtaking at the same time.  What you will find is a 12 Acre park smack in the middle of Downtown Houston.  As you walk in to the Park, it appears to [...]

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Ask The Expert- Green Remodeling Certification

July 15th, 2008 · 5 Comments · Ask the expert

Hi Shawn, For an extensive green remodel like yours we use the ReGreen Guidelines of the USGBC & ASID.  They sound perfect for your home.  You can visit www.regreenprogram.org for more information.  The new NAHB Green Building and Remodeling Standards are also brand new to the market but you likely will not find a contractor [...]

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Analyzing Green Homes Available in Houston, Tx

July 14th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Green Houston Communities

This is just Part I of a series aimed at helping Home Buyers around Houston stay up to date on homes available. The Green Building Movement is moving forward like crazy in Houston right now.  For the moment, it sometimes seems that the consumer demand is by far outpacing the construction from Developers and Builders. [...]

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Brownfields-Golden Opportunity In Houston-Part I

July 12th, 2008 · No Comments · Green Builders and Developers, Green Houston Topics

When a Builder or Developer is considering taking a project Green, especially to a LEED level, there are so many possibilities that can come to mind.  Often times the shade of green that you choose to go is directly related to the amount of money one would want to spend.  Unfortunately. However, one opportunity that [...]

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Welcome- The New TurningHoustonGreen!

July 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Welcome as one of the First to view the NEW TurningHoustonGreen.com! I am excited to announce the changes here and I hope that everyone enjoys it.  I would like to take a minute to go over some of the additions to the site! Probably the biggest change is that I have invited several Experts from [...]

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Solar Pool Heating in Houston Tx

July 5th, 2008 · 11 Comments · Green Products, Green Service Providers

Solar pool heating is clearly the most cost effective use of solar energy on earth. These systems save home owners hundreds of dollars monthly by replacing up to 80% of pool heating cost. Solar pool heating systems can be designed for both indoor and outdoor applications and typically use low cost polymer “unglazed” collectors. These [...]

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Kathleen Reardon on Green Building

July 5th, 2008 · No Comments · Green Service Providers

I am so excited that Green Building is Red Hot right now in Houston! This video was sent to me today by a friend and I thought I would share it with my readers. The video was put out by Chron.com (The Houston Chronicle) and it is Kathleen Carrier Reardon of RD Architecture, LLC which [...]

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Which Home is Yours?

July 5th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Green Houston Topics

Let’s pretend that the picture to the right is a snapshot of the homes for sale in your Community.  There are a handful of homes available, but there are only 5 Buyers lurking around.  It is a race for curb appeal, staging, and upgrades.  A battle of advertising wits to get the most showings with [...]

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What Exactly is a Green Home?

July 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Houston Topics

What is GREEN? What EXACTLY makes up a GREEN Home? This is a Question that is asked all of the time, but is not easily answered.  We could ask 100 people what GREEN means to them and likely get at least 80 different answers. To me, GREEN is a very emotional word.  Depending on what [...]

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