Re-Purpose Ideas

I am in awe of the wide array of salvaged materials generated by this company, as well as the creative re-purpose ideas they feature from their customers.  75,000 unused kitty litter bags anyone?  How about an ACTUAL RAILROAD BRIDGE?  Their periodic newsletter is oddly addictive, and useful. Repurposed Materials website

LEED Platinum EBOM and how we got there

If you missed our blazing Open House or had too much fun and didn’t get a chance to check out our LEED Platinum EBOM presentation, take a look and learn how we got the highest rated LEED EBOM project in Pennsylvania.  REVISION LEED EBOM Presentation

NET ZERO ENERGY, REALLY???

I suppose a blog is as good a place as any to get out your pet peeves.  One of mine is the “Net-Zero Energy” label on buildings that are still in design.  As I write that, I am thinking “Oh crickey, I bet I am guilty of that.”  Yes, I may have gotten sloppy myself… More

HOME BUY NOW

I realize Office Manuals don’t make for the most exciting reading but I think there is a section in our handbook that Philadelphia employers should know more about… “Re:Vision participates in the Home Buy Now program offered by the City of Philadelphia designed to encourage homeownership in Philadelphia. It’s good for the City, it’s good… More

STAFF PICKS

I field lots of calls of homeowners curious about building their own home. In order of frequency, here are the most typical questions: costs (!!!), process (who does what?), schedule, and pros/cons of new vs renovation. Every so often you get a wild-card question too, like yesterday when Craig Claudin (a cameraman who got the… More

“SHOULD WE TAKE THE STAIRS?”

When you design a project, you create a lot of assumptions (and perhaps some fantasies) how a space will be used.  After real people are doing their real thing in our buildings, we like to go back and test some of these assumptions.  At Berks County Community Foundation, one of the client goals was to… More

UPDATE: NOW THERE ARE 22 MATERIALS WE ARE AVOIDING

You know the feeling when you are singing along to a song you ‘think’ you know the lyrics to, but then you realize you’ve gotten it ‘not quite right’ all along…(“Don’t stop, believing…Hold on to that fever”…oh wait, feeling…). That’s how I felt when I started my deep dive into materials research for the Living… More