Gaines Group Architects

Low-cost Strategies for Green Building

You hear it all the time, but I am here to tell you:: Green does not cost more, quality costs more. Here are 17 tips that will not add to your building costs, but will save you money and protect the earth. Orient building to maximize natural lighting and solar heat gain. Place...
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Go green and take advantage of the tax-free weekend for school supplies

Tax-free weekend Each year it seems the school supply displays appear earlier and earlier. There are countless options for notebooks, pens, and folders. I noticed recently that now you are not only able to buy 64 different crayola colors, you can purchase boxes of 8 variations of...

Does Going Green cost more?

I get asked all the time “how much more does it cost to do all that extra green stuff“? So many people think of going green as an added burden or an option that you add to a design for a home or business. Is this really the case? We are seeing real impacts of climate...