Happiness Up, Carbon Down!

Recollective is a values-driven green building consulting firm focused on high-performance integrated design facilitation, Passive House, Step Code, LEED, Zero Carbon, WELL and advanced building simulations.

We have experience working on over 750 green buildings in North America.  We’ve successfully completed over 100 LEED certifications, over 200 energy models, and are currently consulting on over 100 active green building projects, amounting to over 30 million square feet of development.

Included in our certifications are 7 Platinum projects: Galt Street FlatsEastparkCentre of ExcellenceOffices at NewtonCreekside Community CentreThe Athletes’ Village Net Zero Building and the Metro Vancouver waste-to-energy facility. Recollective has experience consulting on the largest Living Building (pending certification) in the world: the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence, the largest Passive House development in the world, a 650,000 SF twin tower develop located at 1488 Alberni Street in Vancouver, and Vancouver’s Olympic Village, the highest-scoring LEED Neighbourhood Development in the world at the time.

We employ a multi-disciplinary team who can support your project from a variety of angles. We augment our in-house team with collaborators working in facilitation, design, engineering, building science, building simulations, quantity surveying, commissioning, airtightness, art, and psychology.

Beyond the building scale, Recollective also provides strategic consulting services to municipalities in areas such as sustainable land-use strategies, green building guidelines and policies. Examples include a Green Building Strategy for City of Albuquerque, a Carbon-Neutral and LEED Gold Strategy for BC Housing, and a Green Building Renovation by-law for One and Two Family Dwellings for the City of Vancouver.

With experience as LEED project application reviewers for the CaGBC, as well as being instructors for UBC, CaGBC, and Cascadia, we have an in-depth knowledge of what’s required for a successful integrated green building design, as well as LEED and Zero Carbon application. Recollective is a member of Passive House Canada, both the Canada and US Green Building Councils and is a practitioner, as well as an educator and advocate of green building.

Through volunteer engagement on numerous local, national and transnational green building committees and boards of directors, including the Canada, USGBC, and Cascadia Green Building Councils, Recollective is committed to help strengthen and grow the green building movement.

As a certified B-Corporation since 2013, Recollective has been verified as having met rigorous and independent standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. We have been awarded as the Best for Environment for four years in a row (2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). B-Corps are a new type of corporation that uses the power of business to solve environmental and social problems.

Recollective acknowledges that we are situated on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.