ReVision Energy would like to congratulate staffers Jen Hatch and Heather Fournier, who each received a “Volunteer of the Year” award by the NH Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Jen also was elected onto the board of the Maine Chapter of the US Green Building Counciland received recognition for her “participation in planning and executing programs as a member of the Program Committee.”

Much of Jen and Heather’s work this year revolved around bringing “Green Eggs” monthly breakfasts, long established in Maine, to New Hampshire. These informal forums feature a speaker on one of many sustainable building topics and a full breakfast. Green Eggs is now offered monthly, generally the 1st Wednesday of the month in Maine and the 2nd Wednesday in New Hampshire.

Jen Hatch of ReVision Energy
ReVision Energy’s Jen Hatch, who received recognition for her volunteering efforts for both the Maine and New Hampshire Chapters of the USGBC.

Events this year have included talks on building systems commissioning, air source heat pumps, geothermal, solar, A/V systems and more. Jen also helped with the Green Home Lecture Series which talked about energy efficiency options for homeowner which took place over a series of Tuesdays hosted at ReVision Energy’s Portland showroom.

Thank you for your great service Jen and Heather!

A Bit About the USGBC

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a national nonprofit organization commited to the development of cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. They are the architects of the LEED standards and provide a wealth of resources, educational opportunities and outreach. Bringing USGBC local is a network of 79 chapters, which are independent affiliates that act locally to realize USGBC’s mission of transforming the built environment within a generation.

The New Hampshire Chapter of the US Green Building Council and Maine Chapter of the US Green Building Council are two of these local affiliates, and their efforts in the region include educational programs like Green Eggs and Green Home Lectures, as well as great work promoting LEED projects, advocating on behalf of energy efficiency standards, and educating builders on high efficiency building practices.

Great Work in Our Region

GO Logic Passive Solar Home - Belfast, MaineThe USGBC and its local chapters also recognize outstanding work in green building. In 2011, the prestigious LEED for Homes Project of the Year Award was awarded to G•O Logic’s signature GO Home (ReVision designed and installed the solar energy systems for the project).

On receiving the award, Principal Matt O’Malia said “Our aim is to revolutionize home construction standards in North America. The USGBC Project of the Year Award affirms the level of energy performance we’re pursuing, and that is demonstrated by The GO Home: the next generation of housing that maximizes comfort, energy efficiency and cost while providing all of the amenities of a standard home.”

The GO Home is the model for a new Belfast-based cohousing and ecovillage community. Learn more about the award here: http://www.gologichomes.com/blog/.

Finally, we should note that the GO Home is not the first local project to win a LEED award! In 2009, Rockport-based Bright Built Barn was award the 2009 LEED for Homes Innovative Project Award (another home where we designed and installed solar energy systems).