Chris Conway
Chris Conway (aka The Green Gobbler) has gained a reputation for his frank, no-holds-barred advice on home energy efficiency and green building construction. As the president of Conway Construction and the exclusive Earthcraft House technical adviser for Northern Virginia, Chris has conducted hundreds of home energy audits, energy efficiency and green building certifications across the state. Genevieve Concannon, the EcoBroker, assists Chris with his blog. www

Ask the Expert: Details on Insulated Concrete Form?

Ask the Expert: Details on Insulated Concrete Form?

ProudGreenHome: What are the benefits of ICF? Chris Conway: What is an insulating concrete form anyway? Most people have heard builders throw around the term ICF and you have probably been wondering what they are and what the benefits are,...

Ask the Expert: Is it more expensive to build green?

Ask the Expert: Is it more expensive to build green?

ProudGreenHome: Is it more expensive to build green? Chris Conway: No, it really isn't more expensive to build a green, sustainable home. What you really have to take into consideration when you want to build in a more environmentally conscious...

Greenwashing and your home

Greenwashing and your home

We are revisiting the topic of greenwashing and the research that TerraChoice conducted to gauge how greenwashing, or false claims of environmentally responsible products or practices, affects consumers. In the home construction and remodeling field, we were especially curious about...

Greenwash=Hogwash ..  or does it?

Greenwash=Hogwash .. or does it?

A few months back, I was chatting with some colleagues and several times within our conversation, the phrase greenwashing came up, which is not unlike the term green sheen. I thought it was a little bit funny to have really...

Do you know greenwashing when you see it?

Do you know greenwashing when you see it?

A recent research report has given more insight into greenwashing and how it affects homeowners and consumers searching for eco-friendly products in a wide variety of categories. TerraChoice, a marketing research firm, recently released its third annual green-marketing report.

Geothermal energy and your home

Geothermal energy and your home

What could be more natural than using the consistency of the earth's geothermal energy? When was the last time you got into a discussion about green building? Did you talk about the "s" word? Sustainability? Did you happen to get...

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