Architecture and Sustainable Design Consulting
About Re:Vision Architecture
Re:Vision is a deep green architecture and sustainability consulting practice dedicated to the design of high-performance buildings and sustainable communities. In our work, we seek to re-vision and restore the balance between natural and built environments. Since 2002, Re:Vision’s portfolio has grown to include a range of unique commercial, institutional, and residential projects that include: Net-Zero Energy verified, Passive House certified, LEED Platinum, Living Building certified, and/or common sense green. As an early adopter of sustainable design, Re:Vision has an extensive track record of successful projects that represent the following key services:
- Architectural design for green buildings—commercial, institutional, and residential
- Technical sustainable design consulting for other designers, contractors, and owners
- Green certification management (LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge) for designers, contractors, and owners
- Performance testing, including indoor air quality testing, infrared imaging, and blower door testing
- WUFI and Passive House modeling and verifier services
- Materials vetting for toxicity and sustainable attributes
- Green operations and maintenance implementation
- Professional green design charrettes and community engagement
- Sustainability-related education and training
- Fundraising support for green buildings
- Owner’s representation for green buildings
Most of Re:Vision’s work is secured through recommendations or for repeat clients that value Re:Vision’s fresh approach and credible guidance. In both our architecture and consulting work, we thrive on close collaboration and finding creative solutions to everyday problems.
We became a Certified B Corporation: to inspire other companies to adopt socially responsible practices, and to be inspired by others; to allow our stakeholders to know that RVA is a socially responsible company; and to learn how RVA can be more socially responsible.
The Change We Seek®
RVA seeks to re-vision and restore the balance between natural and built environments.
• The company's architectural inspiration flows from three main sources: the chosen site and its inherent natural and cultural features (sun, wind, water, land, history); the goals of the project, including the specific uses of the building/site and expected changes over time; and the creative interplay between client, design team, and community. Re:Vision Architecture integrates the latest approaches in sustainable construction and finishing to conserve natural resources, lower operating costs, and enrich design.
• Re:Vision Architecture challenges professionals from different fields to work together and create a sustainable project plan. It accomplishes this collaboration by holding a Green Design Charrette — a facilitated, multi-day design event that challenges diverse groups of professionals and community members to collaborate on developing the most sustainable plan/design for a given project.
What makes us a better company?
B Impact Report
The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.
The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.
The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).
The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.
The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.
|Overall B Score||55|
80 out of 200 is eligible for certification
*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment
*Median scores will not add up to overall
Employees: 100% of employees reimbursed for continuing education; Bonus plan paid to 100% of non-executive employees; 100% of individual and family health insurance premiums covered; Employee base growth >15%
Consumers: >75% of completed projects are LEED Certified; 50-75% of projects built on brownfields/infill sites; >50% of projects meet Architecture 2030 challenge
Community: 100% local ownership; 40% women-owned; >60% of expenditures directed toward local suppliers; >75% of employees take time off for community service; >50% of customers are local
Environment: Facilities constructed to green building standards; >75% of office supplies come from recycled materials; Active program to minimize travel; Incentives for all employees to use public transit/car share program
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