Why LEED for Schools: It’s all about the Benjamins (and all of your other students!)

We’re occasionally asked about the value of formally pursuing LEED Certification.  Why not just ‘design to LEED standards’ and not worry about the formalities and cost?  The most important reason is that formal Certification necessitates on-going attention to sustainability that results in better performing projects. Re:Vision has been named to the top 20 firms globally… More

Tread Lightly on the Grid

Every year, the DOE releases information about where electricity gets used in the US.  And for 2017, there’s very good news: we don’t need fossil fuel on the grid! Ok, well, yes, technically we do still need them on the grid. But let’s look at the numbers to explain.  The big energy source players: Coal:… More

The Wrong Way to Get to Net Zero

Because our office is LEED EBOM Platinum certified (and because we’re just nerdy that way), we track our energy bills pretty closely. Our Portfolio Manager account is stocked with month-by-month reports of how much energy our solar panels produce and how much energy we had to pull from the grid. On a generous day, one… More