Do you want to join our team? Sustainability Consultant needed!

Re:Vision Architecture, a deep green architecture and sustainability consulting practice located in the Manayunk neighborhood of Philadelphia, is looking for an experienced Sustainability Specialist to guide clients (typically building owners, facility managers, or design teams) through strategic and low-stress LEED certifications and other related green building improvements and/or sustainable development plans. It is anticipated that 80% to 90% of… More

When Water Saving isn’t Just Smart, it’s the Law

We are asked to run a lot of cost scenarios for sustainability ‘upgrades’ and I can tell you, reclaimed water and rainwater harvesting rarely make the cut.  Who’s doing it? Camden Friends, Musconetcong Watershed Association, Tasty Baking Company, and United Natural Foods.  Okay, a bunch of our clients do it but our clients are more forward-thinking… More

PGW Wants You to Save Energy and Save Money!

Don’t miss out on PGW’s EnergySense programs. PGW is helping residents and businesses save energy and save money by providing rebates for energy efficient equipment for both new and rehab projects. New construction and gut-rehab projects can receive grants up to $60,000 per commercial or multi-family building for energy efficient design. Single-Family homes can receive… More

LEED Proven Provider

Some people get to go through the pre-screen line at airports. Re:Vision can’t help you with that, but we are now a LEED Proven Provider, which is kind of like a LEED pre-screening. We earned the designation due to our consistent excellence in administering LEED projects, says the Green Building Certification Institute. This designation will… More

Deep Material Vetting: How Do You Do It?

How do you avoid the worst offenders? How do you use disclosure tools such as HPD, EPD, MSDS, and Declare Label? And how do you spot an information gap? Our Living Building Challenge Ambassadors, Scott Kelly and Chris Lee, answered these questions (and more) during a live interactive webcast with BuildingGreen.com that focused on how to vet material… More

Solar/Google Maps Mashup

Just found this from Suncalc.net You can overlay a solar path for any day of the year on any location in google maps – including satellite view.  This is a great lite resource – not a substitute for a real altitude azimuth diagram but good for quick visualization. For a deeper look, my default is still… More

Aerzen’s Solar Dashboard

It’s Friday, October 31, 2014 and Aerzen’s headquarters in Coatesville, PA is generating 48.57 kW on a mostly clear day. Thus far the solar array has generated 484006.99 kW hours since February 2013. It’s CO2 offset equals to saving 8,712 trees and its energy generated equals to 39,204 gallons of gas saved. How did I,… More

Post-Occupancy Plea for Data

Dear Owners, We design, we consult, we model, we stress about an insane amount of minutiae, and then we sit and wonder how projects are actually performing.  One easy gauge is your utility bills.  We deeply appreciate when you send them to us…you are helping us identify possible issues and shape what we do on… More