Home and Garden Show


The flowers are blooming, the trees are turning green, it must be that time of year again: time for the SVBA Home and Garden Show! The SVBA Home Show can help you make your house the home of your dreams. In one day, you can visit exhibitions featuring a wide array of products and services, covering everything from landscaping,…

Design Matters, OPPORTUNITYISNOWHERE!


Architecture is a symphony of parts and pieces, music frozen in time. Architecture is art that impacts the lives of those living, working, studying within the walls of the creation. Architecture is a powerful platform that needs to be seen as a way to build sustainable places, vibrant lives, and healthy communities. We often get caught seeing…

Green Innovations Tour 2012 – Harrisonburg


Saturday, March 24, 2012, 1-5 pm Preserving Downtown’s Past. Creating a Sustainable Future. tour downtown: Behind-the-scenes tour of over 15 sites featuring downtown’s energy efficient buildings, ongoing historic preservation, local food, and open green spaces. Demonstrations and presentations at select locations. Self-guided tours of over 15 sites featuring: HEC’s electric car charging station with demonstrations Historic…

Shop local to build community!


Anyone that has walked the downtown and looked in all the windows of the shops knows how much fun it can be to shop local. Shopping local builds community and brings neighbors together, but there are even more benefits. 1. Shopping local builds local character, encourages local entrepreneurship, and grows diversity in the community. 2. Locally…

EarthCraft comes to the Commercial Market


The latest news in the Green Building Movement is the introduction of the EarthCraft Light Commercial regional green building certification program to Virginia. This rating system is designed for new or renovated commercial buildings that are 15,000 square feet or less. The EarthCraft brand is familiar to those living in Virginia due to the popularity…

Hire an architect to save money!


I know it sounds strange to say, but when you hire an architect you will save money. Whether you are building a new home, renovating an existing home, or doing an addition, a well-trained architect will make the process work better, help you make wise selections, and walk you through the process. How does this…