Introducing the “Build it Right” workshop

Posted on August 31, 2011 by Mike Means
Would you like to know how to better prepare your home and family for future disasters? FEMA and Guaranteed Watt Savers (GWS) are offering a community-sponsored workshop that will answer these questions, as well as how to choose options that provide en...
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OSHBA member partners with FEMA

Posted on August 29, 2011 by Mike Means
Withstanding the winds: Norman home promotes higher safety standards (via The Journal Record, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011) Curtis McCarty, right, owner of C.A. McCarty Construction in Norman, works with trade partner Jory Mallory in using Stro...
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Energy conservation code changes just one of many reasons to attend Summit

Posted on August 25, 2011 by Mike Means
By Todd Booze Todd Booze Builders need to know about changes to the IRC Chapter 11 Energy Efficiency code and the effects those changes will have on Oklahoma. To get a great overview of the energy-efficient component of the changes, atte...
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Speaking to the benefits of energy tax credit

Posted on August 19, 2011 by Mike Means
Mike Means I recently spent a better part of a Wednesday morning presenting our industry's stance on a tax credit for energy-efficient homes to a state task force who will determine which state tax credits are good policy and which aren't. T...
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OKC-area builder green home featured in July's Slice

Posted on August 18, 2011 by Mike Means
Mike Gilles, Savannah Homes Jeff & Suzy Lytle's new home - built by Savannah Homes and Mike Gilles - is one of the greenest in Oklahoma and continues to attract attention. This time, the home, Gilles and the green techniques used were featured...
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Natural gas another component to building green

Posted on August 17, 2011 by Mike Means
Jose Laboy, CenterPoint Energy Guest submission by Jose Laboy, CenterPoint Energy   When we use the word "green" in relation to construction, what most often comes to mind is the building materials and landscaping. But there's another...
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