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

Deep Material Vetting (That Won’t Chew Through Your Design Budget)

BuildingGreen Webcast Learning Objectives: (1) Develop team-wide, client-responsive goals for material vetting that aim to mitigate occupant exposure and environmental toxicity. (2) Foster strong, long-term partnerships with manufacturers to streamline disclosure requests and follow-up calls. (3) Quick-scan disclosure tools such as HPDs, Declare labels, and MSDSes so you can get the toxicity data you need… More

Cost, Influence and the Triple Bottom Line

AIA Philadelphia – Design on the Delaware This panel conversation will look at the understood relationship of cost and influence in design and construction projects and pose a challenge to owners, designers and builders – embrace the increased value of influence in the project planning and post occupancy phases.   PRESENTERS Scott Kelly, AIA, LEED… More

Succesful Public Engagement Using the Design Charrette

2014 Synergis University Objectives: (1) Understand the process of facilitated architectural programming (2) Be able to use the Revit Conceptual Energy Analysis outputs to influence concept design (3) Know how the use of Revit can help facilitate charrette style designing (4) Use Revit to quickly understand and document complex information (5) Be able to describe… More