Green Building

A Case for Resiliency & Associated Life Safety Concerns

Amidst the recent devastation in Texas, there have been many deaths reported in Texas from carbon monoxide poisoning due to people heating their homes with combustion appliances inside the home (e.g., people using outdoor cooking grills or vehicles inside the home for heat). This tragic example of how homes may be used in catastrophic times highlights the need for electric homes to still have CO monitors in case auxiliary heat is introduced.   Residential building code (IRC) only requires smoke alarms, versus both carbon…
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Casa Indiana Recognized With Multiple Green Building & Affordable Housing Awards

ReVireo is excited to announce that Casa Indiana, an affordable and supportive housing community in Philadelphia, PA, has been selected as the winner of the Green Building United Groundbreaker 2020 Awards, as well as a recipient of both the COTE (Committee on the Environment) Architectural Excellence Award from AIA Pennsylvania, and an SHN (Senior Housing…
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LEED Releases “Safety First” Pilot Credits

To the surprise of many who are unfamiliar, USGBC’s LEED certification focuses on more than just energy efficiency. In reality, it is comprised of a variety of credit categories that have been developed to “regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life.” In response to the global Coronavirus Pandemic, USGBC has developed and…
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