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A New Year, A New Beginning

January 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Green Builders and Developers, Green Houston Communities, Green Houston Events, Green Houston Topics, Green Market Reports, Green Products, Green Service Providers, market reports, Uncategorized

So, news from here for the New Year: As of a couple of days ago I have decided to put my real estate license inactive. I decided to do this for multiple reasons which if you really want to know I can share with you but really the purpose of this blog post is to [...]

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Everything Is Green Or Greenwashing

February 17th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Green Products, Green Service Providers

Everything is green or so it seems by reading advertisements, new start up businesses and products that are coming out on to the market. I am even getting some really interesting requests to be added to the Business Directory on my site.  Quite honestly I find it scary, sickening, exciting and fantastic all at the [...]

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Solar Hot Water Vs. Tankless

January 15th, 2010 · 7 Comments · Green Products

There are several misconceptions out there regarding Solar and Tankless Hot Water when it comes down to people wanting to make Environmental and Energy Efficient choices when building and remodeling their homes.   I will address some of these here to help clear them up. First of all, Tankless Hot Water Heaters have become, in just the past 2-3 [...]

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It’s Not Your Store Brand Bag of Potato Chips

November 4th, 2009 · No Comments · Green Products

Over recent years it seems as though we as a society have become accustomed to the WalMart mentality.  We walk through the aisles (or Model Homes) and try to figure out which product will give us a ‘Great Value’ – That store brand bag of potato chips for example.  It tastes the same, costs less… [...]

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Changing Your A/C For Energy Efficiency

September 28th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Green Products

As some of my readers know, I have been working on my personal home over the past couple of years to get the Energy Usage down by adding insulation, contacting Free Lighting Corp to seal it up, change out light fixtures and appliances and other things that is proven can reduce usage.  My plan was [...]

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10 Ways To Maintain Or Improve Your Home Value

December 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Products, Uncategorized

We are always looking for ways to increase, or at the very minimum, maintain our home value.  Well, I’m going to let you in on a little secret- It doesn’t always have to break the bank.  Sometimes it just means taking a closer look at things when we go to do those normal fix ups [...]

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What Does It All Mean? EFL Vs. Energy Star

November 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Green Products, Uncategorized

With all of the Green Building Buzz comes a ton of new Building Programs.  There is USGBC LEED for Homes, Green Building Initiative, Environments for Living- Then some people throw Energy Star in to the mix… In Houston, the two programs that are getting a lot of Buzz and being asked about is Energy Star [...]

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Cork – Revered Renewable Resource

November 10th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Ask the expert, Green Products, Uncategorized

I have a confession. Sometimes I like to think of myself as smart. There are many smart people, right? I have a degree. I made it thru 12 years of the military, that’s gotta count for something. My home state is world famous for “Yankee Ingenuity”. Smart right? Well, Not… So… Fast! I’ve been learning [...]

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American Clay Wall Plaster

August 11th, 2008 · 4 Comments · Green Products

Hello All! First I want to say that I am thrilled to have been invited to participate on TurningHoustonGreen.com. I only hope that I can live up to the expectation that all of the readers expect out of the site as created by Stephanie. She has done a great job, thank you for providing this [...]

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Wow, These Guys Are Serious! Free Green Home Design!

August 1st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Green Products, Green Service Providers

As a way to stay in touch with everything that is happening in the world of Green, I spend my time in the early morning catching up/reading some websites that have amazing information.  One article that I read today blew me away.  Free Green ‘Custom’ Home Design?  What? I decided to go over to the [...]

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