Will the SAVE Act save the residential building market?


“The SAVE Act” is legislation introduced by U.S. Senators Michael Bennet (D-Colorado) and Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia). This bipartisan legislation is intended to improve the accuracy of mortgage underwriting used by Federal mortgage agencies by ensuring that energy costs are included in the underwriting process. Taking your electric bills into account is an important aspect to…

Happy Thanksgiving, hope you have an incredible day!


On this Thanksgiving Day, we are reminded of all the opportunities we have had this past year, all the clients we have been able to serve, and all the friends we have made along the way. Thanks to all that have given us a chance to work for you, to help you solve design problems,…

Small Business Saturday – Harrisonburg


First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, now there is Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is the day we celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the country. Remember, every dollar you spend is a vote for what you think is important. While I do find it funny…

10 things to look for when selecting a builder


Selecting a builder is a stressful decision for those investing in home renovations or new construction in these tight financial times. How do you know you are getting the best value? How do you know if you are getting someone who will show up and work? How do you know if they will deliver what…

Humidity issues in your home? You need one of these.


  As we build our homes tighter and tighter, we are trapping water vapor and destroying our indoor air quality. We produce humidity living in the home, cooking, washing clothes, and burning wood. With all these sources of water, not to mention taking showers, where does the water vapor go? The traditional method to keep…

I have seen the future of home buildings – it is now!


I have seen the future and it is VERY cool! Last year, I wrote a post, Architectural iPad. In that post I was wondering how to make building science as cool as the iPad. The iPad was an invention that nobody knew they needed until it came out, then many wanted one and other companies raced…