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Simple changes around your house will save you money

Simple changes around your house will save you money Simple changes around your house will save you money. Some of ...

Gaines Group Architect celebrate the holidays with 20% employment growth

Gaines Group Architect celebrate the holidays with 20% employment growth Another year is coming to a close and I ...

Insulate Your Attic Access: Sealing Off Its Exterior Door

As the weather changes and we are all looking for ways to stay warm, small changes around your home could make a ...

“Because That Is The Way We Always Do It” Is Not The Answer

"Because That Is The Way We Always Do It" Is Not The Answer

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If you have never built a new home, you most likely don't know where to start. You have probably heard that you ...

Chesapeake Western Railroad History collection coming together at The Depot

We are slowly building the content of the Chesapeake Western Railroad History collection that will be on permanent ...
30 things you can do to make your commercial building Earth Friendly

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30 things you can do to make your commercial building Earth Friendly How do you start? How do you create a ...

Another Net-Zero House Breaks Ground In Harrisonburg

I had a chance to visit with another client yesterday as the excavators were finishing up the dig for his new ...

My Path To Following My Heart And Building A Better Community

Adrienne, Ray, and I joined a small group of AIA-S students from the University of Virginia School of Architecture ...

From Spiders to Caulk, How to Save Money at Home

I know I am an energy nerd. I talk about everything from spiders to caulk as it relates to how to save money at ...