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At the conference I attended yesterday a question was raised. The room was full of building industry professionals: facility managers, government staff, architects, engineers, and building owners. Everyone was already on the same page as to the value of energy efficiency in existing buildings and...
The Gaines Group was honored today with an award from the Virginia Sustainable Building Network for 'best green residential project - renovation' for their work on a 1890's home renovation. Renovating the existing housing stock in this country is a primary need for our future energy demands. This...
  A great lesson about client service, discipline, and adaptability. It is so hard to find people dedicated to serving their clients. Being able to adjust your delivery is a primary example of serving, you deliver what the client needs in the fashion that the client needs it.   What is your MO?  ...
I am an architect. I have spent many years learning to be an architect, researching code, building science, and design. I have taken multiple tests (9 different exams, some 3 hour long, some 6 hour long), received letters from my peers stating I am competent, and completed 8 years of school along...
How do you celebrate the 4th of July? Do you look forward to fireworks in your town? Is there a parade? In Harrisonburg, there is a huge celebration.  Valley 4th is a celebration of independence, history, and music. This annual event is the place to be in Harrisonburg on July 4th. The Explore Mor...
  This is not only an important lesson about home inspectors, but also in how we treat each other. There is no reason to be ugly to someone else, you never know how they know or how that will come back to you.   While sitting in front of a house I am scheduled to inspect, a junky pick up truck co...
The idea of building a home is a little overwhelming for some people. They don't know where to start in the process or who to ask. Many go right to a builder. This idea is ok, but if you want a design that fits your living patterns then perhaps going to an architect would be a better option. Hiri...
  With properties available like this for investment, seems like it is time to get off the sidelines and back in the game. This is a buyers market and an opportunity to invest in the future of our community.   1346 B Hunters Road Hunters Ridge Harrisonburg (Source: HRAR MLS) 1346 B Hunters Road i...
Have some cleaning projects to get to this weekend and don't want to use toxic chemicals. Here are some ideas to 'green' your cleaning operations at home. Glass, Windows, Mirrors Cleaner Combine 1/4 cup of vinegar to 2 or 3 cups of water. Use a newspaper to wipe or use a clean old cotton rag. Mic...
Christopher G. Hill is lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC, a LEED AP. Mr. Hill has been nominated and elected by his peers to Virginia's Legal Elite in the Construction Law category on multiple occasions as well as to Virginia Super Lawyers Rising...

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