Andy Ellis of Half-Moon Construction in New York state is an outdoor enthusiast and a green builder. He listens to his customers to build a house that is affordable and meets their needs – “houses that last generations.” His job is to decipher the needs and wants, prioritize and then design. The magic happens when he listens to clients. It’s an “education process in both directions” and key to “design house properly.”
Start with the wall system and Andy uses Logix ICF construction for their “resilience, sustainability and comfort.” (sic) Green “houses don’t really cost more, just shifting costs.” EPS foam in Logix is non-toxic and doesn’t lose R-value. Concrete takes a long time to change temperature and with ICF blocks, even longer. It’s a very stable environment in the house. Can build faster with ICF. Its a great air barrier and controls air in and out; healthy and comfortable
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Green Gab Podcast Host Marla Esser Cloos is the Founder of The Green Home Coach – a company leading the way to inspire you to learn about, focus on and put into place Green Solutions when it comes to your life, home building and more.
Marla is an NAHB Master Certified Green Professional, LEED AP and Missouri Woman Business Enterprise. She Earned her B.S. in Engineering and Public Policy and a Certificate in Energy from Washington University.
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Green Gab Podcast Host Tony Pratte is the Director of Builder/Contractor Relations at The Sound Room in St. Louis, Missouri.
Tony is a graduate of St. Louis University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has earned a Masters in Environmental Management & Sustainability at Harvard University
Tony’s 20+ year career has allowed to him to collect a number of experiences, connections and perspectives that offer an incredibly unique point of view that adds incredible value to each episode.