Solar Panels. Are They Worth It?

It’s great to see our 827 Northern Liberties home featured in philly.com about solar homes for sale (along with groovy solar infographic) but we’d love to see it alongside many more solar homes!  Costs are coming down…  

How to Use EPDs in Your Practice: Advice from Designers

BuildingGreen.com discusses ways in which to use Environmental Product Declarations. Here at Re:Vision, we use EPDs to vet products for our library to meet LEED and Living Building Challenge standards. We have also started to plug the data into the Athena Impact Estimator, a whole building Life-Cycle Assessment tool. Check out the BuildingGreen article!    

SITES Online Now Open for Project Registration

GBCI and SITES announced the official launch of SITES and SITES Online. What this means is that projects can now register and have access to the full suite of SITES tools and certification process. In anticipation of the roll-out of SITES, Re:Vision has been using the SITES v2 framework for over a year on James… More

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