Gaines Group Architects
harrisonburg energy audit

Green Term Defined: Energy Audit

An energy audit is an inspection that looks at energy flow in a building. The objective of an audit is to identify things that can be modified to reduce energy usage and increase comfort and safety for the occupants of the building. These audits usually involve a blower door that...

Green Term Defined: Solatube

A Solatube is a tubular daylighting system. The solatube was created in Australia that captures daylight using a dome installed at the roof deck level and reflects it through a cylindrical tube into interior spaces.  
Penn Laird Custom Home

Green Term Defined: Window

A casement is a window that is attached to the frame on the side with one or more hinges. They are more air tight than double hung windows due to the door like construction. The windows are often operated with a crank or lever. A double-hung window is one that has two sashes that...