When it comes to achieving Zero Energy or Zero Carbon on a building, there are easy ways (such as through supersized energy generation systems) and there are smart, cost-effective ways that optimize the relationship between active systems, passive systems, and renewable energy generation. Hands down, Re:Vision seeks the smart over the easy through iterative studies to assess which strategies have the most value and impact on a given project.
Restoration of an historic 1800s Meeting House and new Social Center that secured a $10,000 NESEA Zero Energy Building Award for net-zero energy design and performance.
Role: Sustainability / Zero Energy / Zero Carbon / LEED Consultant
Pursuing: Zero Energy certification utilizing photovoltaics and fuel cells in a volatile climate; Zero Carbon through structure reuse and smart materials choices.
Role: Architect / Living Building Challenge Consultant
The 13th Living Building in the world, this renowned environmental education center not only achieved net-zero energy use, but also net-zero water use.
Role: Sustainability / LEED Consultant
Greenhouses are surprisingly energy-intensive which makes Overbrook’s achievement of a 200% Net-Positive horticulture center all the more remarkable.