SUSTAINABILITY AND GREEN DESIGN
SERVING CHARLOTTESVILLE AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA
ENVIRON is a residential real estate investment, management, building analysis and green architecture firm.
We acquire distressed and underdeveloped properties for ENVIRON Properties and investors, restore them using environmentally responsive technologies and materials, and rent, manage and maintain them as quality homes.
ENVIRON provides professional design and green building services, and expert-level estate and facility inspections.
ENVIRON also uses state-of- the-art environmentally responsive design technologies and materials in it’s approach and projects.
We are about solid residential investment and the Environment.
Environ buys older, often distressed homes and re-develops them using energy saving and environmentally responsible materials and technologies. While our base business model is to buy, improve and hold, each acquisition is assessed and may be resold or the contract to buy assigned to one of our partnering investors. See Our Projects Here.
WE BUY HOUSES:
Simple Straight Forward Buying Program.
Many houses or circumstances are not good candidates for conventional listing and selling with a real estate agent. If you need to sell your house now you can go right to a buyer., We may even be able to offer a market rate. Learn more here.
Property Inspections above expectations.
Estate and Facility inspection services are led 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. Design consulting services can be integrated into an inspection.
While ENVIRON is not currently taking on new commissions, architect Tom Fisher is available for
consulting. Please Click Here.
- Inspections led by a licensed architect.
- Certified Member: InterNACHI www.interNACHI.org.
- 500+ point Residential Investigations.
- Comprehensive InspectorPro® Computerized Report.
- Online report services.
- Green and Home Design Guidance.
- LEED® Accredited Professional.
- Member, American Institute of Architects.
- Design, construction phase, and pre-sell services.
- Third party peer residential design reviews.
- Historic Homes.
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.
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?
Tom Fisher is a residential real estate developer, published architect, building analyst and green building consultant who has practiced in the Central and Northern Virginia region for over 25 years. Tom has partnered with several Charlottesville area real estate developers and is currently growing ENVIRON Properties portfolio of green rental properties, including a dedicated Air BnB.
Whether purchasing properties or serving clients, his approach is professional, detailed and personable. Tom also has a passion for the environment and how buildings can adapt to it.
LICENSES, MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS
Member: American Institute of Architects
Certified: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
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: USGBC National Capital Region Chapter.