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Living Coral, Pantone color of the year can bring vibrancy to your home

The Pantone Color of the Year, Living Coral, is a bright color that energizes and brings warmth to a space. It is ...

Cold Weather Problems In Your Home

There are many cold weather problems in your home, or at least the typical home I see when doing energy audits. ...

Collaboration between Architectural Firms result in Parkside Towns Victoria at Preston Lake

There are many challenges as an architect I face when starting a new project. It may be a tight budget, swift ...

Get your tickets for the Rock Rotary party supporting local non-profits!

It is that time of year again, The Rock Rotary annual Car Raffle Party! Get your tickets for the Rock Rotary party ...
Montessori School of Charlottesville – Project Update

Montessori School of Charlottesville – Project Update

Montessori School of Charlottesville
Is your home comfortable? Energy Audit Follow up

Is your home comfortable? Energy Audit Follow up

An energy-audit is a great "tune-up" for your existing home. I have been offering energy-audits for free for ...

Home Energy Use Average Survey – Please help!

I am working on a research project that looks at different wall types (2 x 4 wood, 2 x 6 wood, ICF, other) ...

Snow and Concrete – how to melt away your problems

Well we finally have winter with snow! This makes some of us happy, and some of us who like warm weather. . . not ...
2019 New Year’s Resolution: Save The Environment!

2019 New Year’s Resolution: Save The Environment!

As a Junior at James Madison University studying Architectural Design, I've heard my share (and more!) about ...
Look For Air Leaks If Your House Is Cold

Look For Air Leaks If Your House Is Cold

This time of year it is sometimes hard to get warm. Does your house have that one room that is always a few ...