Speech and Language Center Construction update


Read past posts about this project HERE and HERE. The new building is taking shape at the Speech and Language Center in Harrisonburg. I have heard from many in the community that they like the new aesthetic. What do you think? As with many of our projects, we selected Marvin Integrity windows for their performance,…

Mom, I will see you soon, but not soon enough.


My Mom October 7, 1950 – February 15, 2017 According to her facebook profile: I am an artist! I draw with DMC threads, do mixed media art, working with papers and findings, make beaded jewelry working with beautiful colorful beads. I have created a mixed media dollhouse and lots of painted and decorated birdhouses. I…

The LOFTS at 83 South Main are ready for move in


To read previous blogs about this project, click here. The LOFTS at 83 South Main are ready for move in after months of work. It takes a special person to see potential in a building that has been neglected for so long. Fortunately our client was such a person. The LOFTS located in the heart…

Recessed can lights could waste energy and make your home uncomfortable


Recessed lighting, also called can lights, are light fixtures mounted in the ceiling so that it is flush with the ceiling. These lights can be huge energy waster that provide a path for air movement outside the thermal envelope. This impacts energy usage to heat or cool your home and could potentially even cause a breeze in the room….

New downtown Harrisonburg apartments coming online in a few days


The apartment renovation in downtown Harrisonburg is coming to completion. This building had seen some overwhelming neglect before our client purchased it. We did not find the damage until construction started, but I can honestly say, I have no idea why this building was still standing. Working with Bryan Nesselrodt Construction, we designed a solution…

Carbon Neutral house in Harrisonburg – update


Click here for previous project updates on this house. Our Carbon Neutral house project in Harrisonburg, just behind EMU, is making great progress. This home, like the net-zero home just up the street, is aiming for producing as much energy as needed. The difference is that this home owner wants to offset carbon used for…

Harrisonburg Zero Energy Home – Update


Click here for a previous update on this project. Progress continues on our Zero-Energy home that is under construction on Willow Run Road just outside of Harrisonburg. This home will produce the amount of energy needed for operations on a net basis. In other words, during the daylight hours, the solar pv array will produce…