Green inspiration for your health and comfort

| by Marla Esser Cloos
Green inspiration for your health and comfort

We’re gabbing about the benefits of green education, building green, and green financing. Welcome back, Tony Pratte, with The Sound Room. We have plenty of laughs discussing how green isn’t about politics, or living in a tree house. It’s about thinking, and making, conscious decisions about your home and how you live. One of my goals with green education is inspiring people to take action, and contribute to their life being better!

We gab about off-gassing after a recent experience I had.  Off-gassing is when VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) are released from things in your home (or building) like carpet, flooring, adhesives, furniture and more. Learn how your indoor air quality can be affected! People take tremendous measures to ensure their quality of life, but often don’t take into account how the air quality in their home plays into that equation.

The two primary benefits of green building are health and comfort and both are getting a lot of press. Yet green living isn’t just good for your health, but it can be a money saver and in more ways than you think. It’s not only about the more obvious savings, like utilities, yet it also may save you on financing with loans designed for green and energy-efficient building. Unless you happen to know someone in the green building industry, you’re probably not even aware about these financing options.

Listen in on the Green Gab podcast on Green Inspiration, Episode 7.

The Elements of Green workshops, hosted by Tony and me, provide further inspiration and education on green homes and the many aspects of them.  Join us for one or both of our upcoming workshops:

  • Green Money – financing for your green or energy efficient new or remodeled home. Thursday May 5 at 3:30pm. Stay after for a little Cinco de Mayo celebration with us.
  • Green Homes 101 – the how’s and why’s of what makes a green home green.  Thursday July 7 at 11:30am.  Enjoy lunch with us too.

Topics: Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

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,, 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 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. wwwView Marla Esser Cloos's profile on LinkedIn

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