Gaines Group Architects

Hope in the Future of Sustainable Design

Charles has the pleasure of speaking about building science and sustainable design in a variety of venues and to diverse groups of people. His years of experience speaking on these topics has given him an insightful perspective on the future of sustainable design and building....
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Harrisonburg needs to raise their accepted standard for new public buildings.

When you think of great public buildings, what comes to mind? A particular museum in Washington D.C.? Perhaps a World Heritage Site? I agree these are architectural treasures, however, I want to raise the question about ALL the everyday public buildings in our community. A great...
LEED Project

Questions to Ask When Looking for the Perfect Green Products

When you are selecting building products, you may never find a perfect, green solution. Here are some questions you can ask to make sure you select the best green products: Can I reuse what I already have? Can I donate or recycle what I no longer want? What product can I choose...
Architect Harrisonburg

Building Code – Why should you demand more?

Building Code: set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings. The building code is simply a set of rules that set minimum standards for construction of structures – the absolute worst possible construction allowed by...