SERVING VIRGINIA & METRO WASHINGTON, DC
ENVIRON provides professional, expert-level home, estate and commercial property inspections.
With over a decade of service, a licensed architect at the helm, and a wide suite of services, certifications and licenses, ENVIRON continues to serve the Virginia and the Greater Washington, DC Metropolitan areas with distinction.
Find out more about our services in the real estate and property inspection arena, including: estate and home inspections, commercial property inspections and surveys, sustainability and green building consulting, and design consulting. We consult about the earth and the living environment, as it pertains to buildings, advocating the benefits, cost-savings and long-term advantages of ‘green’ design.
It’s about investment, your future home, and the Environment.
We seek clients for whom a home is more than a house, who are great investors; who are stewards. We seek clients who are both practical and care about the environment. Our inspections are about discovery and confidence in your new home.
WHAT WE DO:
Property Inspections above expectations.
We inform our clients about the condition, concerns, potential improvements and relative sustainability of your most important investment, your home. We look for and seek to discover the true condition of a property. We provide confidence in your purchase cost. Each inspection provides thoroughness, attention to detail, computerized accuracy and balanced condition assessments. We bring over 30 years of experience in the design, construction, inspection and financing of homes, churches, and commercial properties.
HOW WE DO IT:
Services are by an expert, experienced, and licensed architect with a career specialization in building analysis and sustainability. Our reporting provides both the big picture with key concerns, and an inspection of your future home’s major components and systems.
We also provide a unique additional tailored report with green ideas for a more sustainable home.
ENVIRON inspections are tough, and tailored to the best interest of the buyer. The result is a balanced, detailed and objective report. We welcome our clients to shadow and participate in the inspection.
- Inspections by a licensed architect
- Certified Member: InterNACHI www.interNACHI.org
- 500+ point Residential Investigations
- Comprehensive Homeguage® Computerized Report
- Same Day Report for most inspections
- Online report services
- Green and Home Design Guidance
- LEED® Accredited Professional
- Member, American Institute of Architects.
- Member, National Capital Region of the US Green Building Council
- Pre-sell Certifications
- Design, construction phase, and pre-sell services
- Third party peer residential design reviews
ENVIRON also provides construction phase and pre-sell inspections and green design consulting services for clients, design/build teams and builders. See Green Design Consulting (click below).
HOME INSPECTION FEES
Fee range for pre-purchase home inspections meeting or exceeding the InterNACHI Standards of Practice (SOPs):
Condominiums: $245 – $395
Townhomes: $345 – $495
Typical Homes: $395 – $645
Onsite design consultation: $145/hr.
Other considerations possibly affecting fee:
- Age of property or historic property
- Pre-Sell Inspections
- Detailed Energy Analysis
- Environmental testing: mold, radon, lead, asbestos, septic system, thermography, water, air quality
- Detached structures
- Multiple dwelling units
- Remote locations
- Multiple locations
- Green Certification
- Spectroscopic Investigations
- Rush or next day scheduling
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY INSPECTIONS
GREEN DESIGN CONSULTING
Advocacy for the Environment.
Who on your team represents your passion to make your project as integrated, green and visionary as possible? Who on your team pushes the envelope to make your facility as aligned with the environment as possible? Who understands the standards, pitfalls, myths and promise of designing and building for sustainability? Who will help you choose where to set the bar, realistically and early, in the project process, and then hold your team to it? Who can help guide your team into the realm of possibilities, knows when to compromise, and when to hold to a vision?
If you are not vigilant in conceiving and building a genuinely green project, you can only hope that your architect and engineers can deliver. During the technical challenges of designing, engineering and building a project, the values of sustainability are often left at the wayside. Without informed guidance from you, the Owner, it is a rare A/E and construction team that can deliver all the promises of a green building.
Towards these ends, environ provides services in:
- Green Design Advocacy and Consulting
- Integrative Process Facilitation
- LEED Guidance and process administration
Who on your team can talk the language of sustainability, design and engineering with your architects, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers? Who can work with your project manager, cost estimator, specification writer, energy modeler, commissioning agent, contractor, and LEED consultant on an integrated basis?
LICENSES, MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Architect: Virginia Professional Architect
Certified Member: International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
LEED™ Accredited Professional: Building Design and Construction
LEED™ Accredited Professional: Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance
Member: American Institute of Architects
Certified: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Member: USGBC National Capital Region Chapter.
Certified: IFMA® Sustainable Facilities Professional
InterNACHI Specialty Certification
InterNACHI Specialty Certification
Tom Fisher is a published architect, building analyst and green building consultant who has practiced in the Central and Northern Virginia region for over 20 years. His approach is professional, detailed and personable. Tom has a passion for the environment and how buildings can adapt to it. He provides home, property, and building inspections in Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church, Washington, DC, and throughout the National Capital Metro Region.
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