Partners in Sustainability
ReVision strongly supports and encourages other businesses and organizations in Maine and New Hampshire in their efforts for sustainability.
This includes partnerships with other green-minded businesses, as well as support to environmentally-oriented nonprofit organizations.
Here are some of our allied businesses and organizations we support or are a member of:
The American Solar Energy Society
Established in 1954, the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) is the nation's leading association of solar professionals and advocates.
ASES leads national efforts to increase the use of solar energy, energy efficiency and other sustainable technologies in the U.S.
They publish the award-winning SOLAR TODAY magazine, organize and present the ASES National Solar Conference and lead the ASES National Solar Tour - the largest grassroots solar event in the world.
Startup Portland is a community of entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and creative misfits who love building scalable companies in Portland, Maine. We are dedicated to strengthening Portland's startup community and connecting the city to other startup hub cities around the world. The purpose of their website is to to uncover and communicate the critical mass of Portland's startup ecosystem.
Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council
The Maine Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council is a coalition of leaders from across the building industry working to promote buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable, and healthy places to live and work. Our vision is to create a sustainable built environment in Maine.
Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals (MABEP)
The Maine Association of Building Efficiency Professionals (MABEP) has been established to represent and advance the interests of energy auditors, energy retrofit contractors, energy efficient green builders, insulation contractors, weatherization professionals, installers of wind turbine, geo thermal, heat pump, and solar technologies, installers of energy efficiency materials and equipment, installers of non-fossil fuel generating devices, manufacturers and suppliers, home inspectors, architects, engineers, interior designers and all other persons and businesses who seek to improve the energy efficiency of residential and commecial buildings and to reduce our dependence upon fossil fuels.
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA)
The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is an organization whose mission is to promote an environment for responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State.
The Maine Real Estate & Development Organization (MEREDA) is a non-profit entity whose members - commercial real estate owners, developers, and related service providers - banded together in 1985 to found the first statewide association established specifically to present the views of participants in the state's commercial real estate industry to lawmakers in Augusta.
MEREDA's mission is the same today as it was at its founding - to promote fair and responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the State of Maine. MEREDA remains firmly committed to vigorously presenting the views and concerns of its members on issues that affect them to state lawmakers and other government officials, and advocating effectively on their behalf.
Maine Businesses for Sustainability
Maine Businesses for Sustainability, formerly, Maine Businesses for Social Responsibility (MEBSR) was founded in 1993 by a small group of dynamic Maine businesses, including Tom's of Maine, Moss, and Ducktrap River Farms. These pioneering entrepreneurs believed that focusing solely on the financial bottom line was a short-sighted business strategy. Today, Maine Businesses for Sustainability is growing and expanding with new membership levels and excellent value propositions for members. Maine Businesses for Sustainability is leading the way for Maine's sustainable future and economic prosperity.
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility
New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility's mission is to build and support a network of businesses committed to adopting socially responsible business practices, recognizing that people, principles and profits are inseparably linked. As an ever growing number of businesses discover the integral link between social responsibility and the bottom line, New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR) is the business organization driving the social responsibility agenda in New Hampshire.
New Hampshire Chapter of the US Green Building Council
The New Hampshire Chapter of the US Green Building Council promotes, educates, and advocates for green building in New Hampshire based on standards embodied in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program with the intent of transforming the built environment to one that supports a healthy community built on social responsibility, environmental stewardship and economic prosperity. ReVision's staff are active volunteers of the Chapter and help coordinate the monthly Green Eggs sustainability breakfast forum.
The Shelter Institute
Shelter Institute is committed to working with our clients to create effective homes.
We offer accredited classes in homebuilding, fine woodworking tools, timber frames, and real estate.
At Shelter, we have been evolving durable, adaptable, energy-conscious building techniques since 1974.
The Chewonki Foundation
The Chewonki Foundation has evolved into one of Maine's most highly respected institutions with their innovative programs that put young people in touch with the outdoors and create lifetime stewards of our natural world.
Each year they touch the lives of nearly 40,000 young people in programs that wilderness camps for boys and girls, outdoor classrooms, traveling natural history programs, and semester schools.
Maine Innkeepers Association
The Maine Innkeepers Association represents nearly 600 lodging properties of all sizes and types across Maine. The Association's mission is to improve, promote and protect the welfare of the lodging industry in Maine.
Solar hot water and solar electricity are extremely important technologies for the hospitality industry, where consumers are continually more demanding of sustainability, and businesses can enjoy huge decreases in fossil fuel use by switching to solar.
As part of our long-term commitment to building a sustainable future, ReVision Energy is part of Maine Audubon's Corporate Partnership program.
We are proud to support Audubon's dynamic education programs for all ages and their science based approach to conserve Maine's natural resources.
ReVision Energy is working with Maine Audubon to bring solar energy demonstration projects to the Gilsland Farm visitors' center and state headquarters in Falmouth.
Audubon has additional locations in Holden, Scarborough, Bremen, Elliotsville and Rockland. The organization offers a wide array of programs each year for children and adults.
The Green Alliance
ReVision Energy has recently become a member of The Green Alliance, a Portsmouth based nonprofit unifying green businesses all along Maine and New Hampshire's seacoast region.
The Green Alliance works to promote sustainable businesses, raising their company profile through collaboration, consumer education, and through shared business strategy. Green Alliance members, by purchasing a "Green Card," are eligible for discounts and incentives at dozens of businesses throughout Seacoast New Hampshire.
As part of the process of becoming a Green Alliance member, businesses are subjected to a multi-point evaluation which results in a Green "Report Card." ReVision scored a "blossom," with a 9.18 out of 10 rating.
See more in our Green Alliance Green Story (PDF).
You can also see our complete Green Report Card (PDF).
Citizens for a Green Camden
The Citizens for a Green Camden is local Midcoast organization founded by a small group of concerned property owners who believe Camden should eliminate the use of harmful chemicals on the lawns in their town.
The group was instrumental in crafting a town policy to eliminate the use of pesticides on town owned property. Since then the organization has succeeded in receiving pledges from the 26 inns, hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts in town, to only use safe products on their lawns.
Since 2008 they have hosted a "Green Fair," which fair focuses on the environment and GREEN sustainability. There are lectures, wildlife exhibits, gardening displays and children's activities. Each year the fair grows to include more of the community.