Green, It is not about politics


Going green is not a political statement, it is not more expensive, and it is not complicated. Renovating a home to green standards is healthy, it lowers maintenance costs, and it saves you money. There is a lot of bad information circulating by those that do not understand green design fully. If you are interested…

A home like a Harley


The power of good design is overwhelming once you have experienced it. Anyone that has cruised the open road with a Harley Davidson under them knows what I am talking about. However, not as many have seen and experienced it in their homes. With so many builders doing spec homes that don’t take into account…

Fall Eco-tip for your fall cleanup


Spend some time collecting your yard waste this fall in a pile / compost bin / compost barrel. This pile will start to decompose over the winter (if you can keep the pile for two years it will be very good compost). You can then use this material to mulch your flowers in the spring…

It is not all about design when talking to an architect


I worked with a potential new client last night to understand why her electric bills were so high in her home. We found places to easily cut the energy use and places where it is possible but will be a little more difficult. She took all the advice I had to give and is working…

Peace be with you on this 10th Anniversary


On this day we look back and remember those that passed on 9/11. Some were just trying to do their jobs to get a paycheck to support their families. Some were cleaning the building. Some were sitting at their computers checking Facebook. Some were having conversations. Some were serving others. Some died doing what they loved…

Construct 2011 is next week, will you be there?


It has been too long since the last Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) national conference. I am looking forward to getting together with many of my friends from across the country to catch up on how they are doing and to learn the latest trends in the industry. Construct is the annual conference, this year held…