Transitioning to LEED v4 & v4.1

Transitioning to LEED v4 & v4.1 from Re:Vision Architecture Green Building United Sustainability Symposium, May 2018 With the transition to LEED BD+C v4, many owners, developers, and design teams are following the traditional path to LEED certification. This is resulting in the misalignment of process with goals. This session will explore key changes that impact… More

SITES v2 Precedent Studies and Lessons Learned

This presentation provides a high level introduction to the SITES® v2 framework by introducing two SITES certified projects (Chicago’s Navy Pier and DC’s United States Botanic Garden).  See select quality example documentation and tips as this presentation reviews some of the challenges and value add of utilizing the SITES framework on these projects.  Learn strategies for… More

50 Organizations | 100 Volunteers | 3000 Hours

 The Story of the LBC Philadelphia Collaborative Demonstration Project   Green Building United Sustainability Symposium, May 2018 When the Philadelphia Living Building Challenge Collaborative (now the Green Building United Living Building Challenge Community) was formed in 2014, they asked, “what do we really want to do as a volunteer organization?”  Driven by their goals… More

Building Enclosures: Science and Pathology

Green Building United: Passive House Charrette This presentation will discuss general building science principles related to building enclosures, as well as introduce design considerations that one should be aware of when retrofitting exterior load bearing masonry walls for better enclosure performance. This presentation was given as part of Green Building United’s Passive Rowhouse Project. Presenter:… More

What is Net Zero Energy? And how are we going to get everyone there…

AIA Procrastinators PRO-CON This presentation will define different aspects of net zero energy buildings and sites with the intent of giving clear memorable definitions. It will give simple explanations of the importance of moving our society toward net zero energy and the time frames that this can realistically be achieved. At the end of the… More

LBC Philadelphia Collaborative: A year of Demonstration

International Living Future Institute – Living Future unConference 2017 This session is part of the Congress Leadership Summit and recaps the Pendle Hill LBC Demonstration project done by 100+ professional volunteers of the LBC Philadelphia Collaborative   PRESENTERS Drew Lavine, RA, LEED AP BD+C, CPHD – Re:Vision Architecture Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA  –… More

In Full Transparency: analyzing the actual LBC submission for the Potomac Watershed Study Complex

International Living Future Institute – Living Future unConference 2017 | May 15, 2017 This session aims to remove the mysteries behind Living Building Challenge project documentation, the submission process, and show how to assemble a high quality LBC project audit submittal.   PRESENTERS Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Principal, Re:Vision Architecture Allison Capen,… More

Understanding a Living Building: A deeper case study of Grass

Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) – 2017 DVGBC Sustainability Symposium This session explores the intent, requirements, strategies and process used in pursuit of a rigorous Living Building Challenge project.   PRESENTERS Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Re:Vision Architecture Allina Yang, PE, LEED AP BD+C – Re:Vision Architecture Rob Diemer,PE, LEED AP –… More

Myth of the RFP

Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) – 2017 DVGBC Sustainability Symposium The RFP is the primary vehicle for selecting professionals for traditional projects. But it presents many challenges for sustainable projects. This session will explore superior methods of recruiting a design and construction teams.   PANELIST Jenn Rezeli, Re:Vision Architecture (Design Provider) Chris Boccella, Marco… More

Passive House – 90 Minutes 180 Facts

AIA Philadelphia – 2017 Suburban Pro Con (AIA CEU) This AIA CES accredited presentation is designed to impart essential information to architects, engineers, builders and developers so that they have a better chance of completing successful Passive House projects   PRESENTERS Scott Kelly Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Re:Vision Architecture David Salamon, CPHD… More