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In this economy, and really any economy, we always appreciate doing projects that are meaningful in the community. Timberlake Place is that type of project in Charlottesville. The end result will be 27 affordable, green, apartments in town that are designed for people of any ability. These homes ...
08/09/2011
We don't do the work to get recognition, we don't do the work to find glory, we don't do the work for ourselves. I think that is the difference between those that just show up and those that change a community for the better. We work hard to find the value of our clients and express them in their...
08/08/2011
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Reposted from a friend on facebook.   This is your LIFE. Do what you LOVE, and do it often. If you don't like something, CHANGE it. If you don't like your job, QUIT. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, STOP; they will be waiting for you w...
08/07/2011
It is a difficult thing to be emotionally invested in a project that requires a holistic approach in a world that thrives on status quo. Change is the hardest concept to accept because it is new and unknown. Those that suffer with the ailment of always looking outside the box are frequently stifl...
08/06/2011
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At the bank today, the teller asked me what I do. I replied that I help my clients save money, live healthy, and reduce their environmental impact. She looked at me and said "don't get me started on that green stuff, I am brown". We talked a little more about how the indoor air quality in the ban...
08/05/2011
It takes planning and coordination, but when the right team comes together, the project works. This renovation project was focused on keeping the historical integrity of the home intact, while achieving a high level of energy efficiency. The result was 57% reduction in monthly electrical bills an...
08/05/2011
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It is so important to have a professional look at new construction or for that matter existing construction. If things look a little funny, get a second opinion. This is an example of someone that just does not care and is looking to get the job done and get out. Around our house, we are not supp...
08/05/2011
Thinking about renovating, paying too much for your heating / cooling bill, want to build new, where do you start?  There is plenty of information out there about how you can go “green.”  So how do you decide what to do? How do you find the expert to trust? You have to do it through conversation,...
08/04/2011
A high performance home does not have to look different from the outside when it is done. It does look different during construction. As you can see on the pictures below the insulation is spray foam. This is the most effective way to insulate a stick built home. It provides sealing for all the g...
08/03/2011
Interesting story and comments on the local Cville news about Energy Efficient Light Bulbs. First the respondents blamed the 'socialist agenda' of the current administration, when the regulation to ban incandescent bulbs came from the Bush administration. Then the comments focused on the toxic ch...
08/01/2011
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