Gaines Group Architects

Green Term Defined: Indoor Environmental Quality

The average American spends a large amount of their time indoors in our current society (according to an EPA survey, 90% of our time is inside). This makes the Indoor Environmental Quality of your built environment critical. This is the air that you breathe, the type of light,...

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...

Stormwater Fee coming to a town near you SOON.

Storm water has always been an issue on the construction site. Your contractor had to manage run off, clean truck tires before leaving the site, and install bio-ponds. All of these strategies have become common place in the industry. Now stormwater is becoming an issue for a...

Thinking of Renovating your Bathroom – Go Green to Save Green

Here are some simple ways to cut energy and water use in your bathroom remodel.¬† When replacing water faucets, shower heads, or even toilets look for water efficient options. Be careful, there are still a few solutions on the market that don’t work, but with a little...