Design Charrette and Fundraising, Quaker Campus and Meeting House
Charrette complete in Fall 2004; Fundraising is on-going.
"Living Machine" sewage processing
Standing column well geo-thermal heating and cooling (the first in PA)
Open floor plan for maximum daylight
Photovoltaic solar array
Storm water capture and re-use
High-performance building envelope
Low-toxicity, high-recycled content building materials
Recycling of construction waste
Interior and exterior educational displays
Located just two blocks from City Hall, Friends Center’s four-story urban campus is overlooked by thousands of people in surrounding high-rise buildings, providing unique possibilities for the campus to serve as a demonstration of urban sustainability. Early in 2004, Re:Vision was hired to secure funding to support “green planning” efforts for the campus renovation. After obtaining planning funds, Re:Vision managed and facilitated a multi-day green building design charrette that resulted in renewed commitment throughout the Friends community and a concrete vision for the project (a fossil-fuel-free campus!). Re:Vision Architecture has continued to provide fundraising support for this project, securing a Growing Greener grant for urban storm water best management practices.