Gaines Group Architects

What are the options for an energy efficient walls system?

There are many ways to build a thermal envelope for a high performance wall system. Which solution is right for your building is a question that should be answered through the design phase. Understanding all the options is an important first step. The most basic decision should...

Penn Laird Home Under Construction – Project Update

We are very privileged to work with incredible clients that want Healthy, Energy Efficient, and Durable designs.  This custom home project in Penn Laird that we first told you about in the post “Design of a Home, a process of discovery” is designed to use one of the...

Energy Efficient Wall System: Insulated Concrete Forms

I get many questions as an architect that focuses on energy-efficient, healthy design, but the most frequent is “what wall system should we use?” While there are many factors that go into this decision and there is not a one size fits all, I do have a favorite....