Gaines Group Architects

An energy-efficient home can take on any style.

I got the question last week, can we make a particular style energy-efficient. There is a common misconception that energy-efficient design dictates a particular style. When the reality is there is no style that cannot be created in a healthy, energy-efficient, and durable manner. It just takes design.

This New England Farmhouse is LEED Certified, extremely efficient and durable.



This home was based which is a net-zero home is a more contemporary solution.


This prairie style home was built using a high performance approach to insulation, HVAC, and windows.

Crossroads Farm Landscaping

This Energy Star Certified home is very energy-efficient, but uses many traditional details.

Charlottesville Energy Star House