Goose Creek Apartments coming soon to Augusta County!


August 26, 2014  The Apartments at Goose Creek to Provide 204 Class A Apartments to Augusta County FISHERSVILLE, VA, – Denstock LLC, a Charlottesville, Virginia based real estate investment company, announced today that it has closed financing and started site work on The Apartments at Goose Creek, a $32 million multi-family community located in Fishersville,…

Green Term Defined: Sustainability


So you want to do a sustainable project? What does that mean to you? Energy efficient? Durable? Water efficient? Healthy? It should be a combination to all of those things. So how do you decide if your project is sustainable? Is a green rating system enough? Does EarthCraft mean the project is sustainable? Will everyone…

Solarize Harrisonburg Update – Sign up today


Solarize Harrisonburg is moving forward and big news was announced this past week. The RFP was issued. The advantage to being involved in Solarize Harrisonburg is the potential for your solar system being 30% off the traditional cost. Let us know what you think of the solarize movement in the comments below. Some key dates moving…

Custom Home – How to get started (part 5)


Building a custom home is a complicated, confusing, and sometimes overwhelming process. Understanding the steps is the first step to making it easier. To catch up on this series “Custom Home – how to get started,”, part one is posted here and part two here and part three here, and part four here. The drawings are done…

Green Term Defined: Water Conservation


The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day. On average 70% of that water is used indoors with bathrooms being the largest contributor. Older toilets use  as much as 3.5 – 7 gallons with each flush while standard models use 1.6 gallons or less. The good news is that WaterSense labeled…

Custom Home – How to get started (part 4)


To catch up on this series “Custom Home – how to get started,”, part one is posted here and part two here and part three here. Now that the design process has kicked off there are a series of steps that will take place. You have hired an architect, who is an expert at this process, trust…

Green Term Defined: Blower Door Test


The most important cost-effective construction solution used to lower energy bills is a reduction of air-leakage. The test used to determine air tightness in a home is required in the 2009 International Residential Code, it is called a blower door test. However, there is a second compliance method, the visual inspection, that most builders in…