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

A Net-Zero Approach to Small Office Buildings

This presentation has been presented on several occasions with slight modifications: USGBC National Capital Region and Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection – 2017 Montgomery County Energy Summit | April 5, 2017 PRESENTER Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED Fellow, LFA – Re:Vision Architecture   Passive House Institute US (PHIUS) – 11th Annual North American Passive House… More

Materials Methodology: A Guide to Product Vetting

2016 Design on the Delaware at NeoCon East Conference The Living Building Challenge is raising the bar when it comes to selecting materials. The new criteria of the Red List, Embodied Carbon Footprint, and Living Economy Sourcing at first can seem like a daunting task. To help educate designers, contractors, and developers, Re:Vision has developed… More

Thinking in Assemblies: Using Sections to Make Better Material Choices

AIA National Convention Assemblies like the wall section are fundamental to how we construct our buildings. Selecting materials has most commonly been driven by performance, cost and aesthetics. In the current transformation in the industry towards environmental and health conscious building practice, the emerging focus for material analysis is on lifecycle assessment, toxicity, and moisture… More

Managing Schools Using LEED O+M as a Framework: Beyond the Basics

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Offices Annual Conference Interested in sustainably operating your school?  Using their experience with LEED for Existing Buildings Operations & Maintenance (LEED O+M), a sustainability consultant and facility manager will discuss the details of using the LEED O+M rating system as a framework for operating and maintaining school buildings – whether… More