Kudos to our very own Jason Packer, Director of Green Building Services at Recollective.
Jason was invited by Ridgeview Elementary School to speak to a group of grade 6 students who were participating in a program focused on science and technology. The students were designing a city 100 years in the future and Jason came in to talk to them about energy and green buildings.
Jason says: “The students impressed me with their level of engagement and excellent questions. We discussed energy sources and conservation, renewable technologies, district energy, and my personal favorite: insulation! A few days later, this wonderful card arrived at the office. The students depicted something they learned from our time together. For me it’s an inspiring reminder of hope for the future.”
We’re happy to announce that we’ve completed the rezoning application for what is now the largest and tallest Passive House development in the world! The project is located at 1400 Alberni Street and 740 Nicola Street in Vancouver and consists of two residential towers (43 and 48 storeys), amounting to about 650,000 SF (60,387 m2). The towers will have approximately 358 condominium units, as well as 133 market rental apartments. There will also be an onsite childcare facility, a new park, and improvements to the public realm.
Our clients are Landa Global and Asia Standard Americas. The post-modern design of this project is by New York-based architect Robert A.M. Stern Architects (RAMSA) and local Vancouver architect Musson Cattell Mackey Partnership.
News to date:
We’ve been experimenting with the application of augmented reality for green buildings.
According to Wikipedia: Augmented reality (AR) is a live direct or indirect view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data.
We believe the potential for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is huge. In fact, research firm IDC recently published a study saying worldwide revenue for the virtual and augmented reality market would grow from $6.8 billion in 2016 to more than $213 billion in 2020.
The applications in the building industry are endless. Here’s a video by Trimble about the way they see using AR for architecture:
Some other applications for AR include:
Through a partnership with Limpid Logic, we’ve co-developed an augmented reality app for viewing and interacting with 3D buildings using a SketchUp input file. The app is run on Hololens and allows the user through voice and gesture command to place, move, rotate and zoom in and out of the 3D model. We demoed the app at our 10th Anniversary Party on Oct 14, 2016. Here are a few videos testing the app at Vancouver City Hall:
If you’re interested in exploring applications for augmented reality for architecture, interior design, real estate, or education, let’s talk!
Recollective celebrated ten years of being in business on September 1st, 2016 and we are excited to announce our Ten Year party on October 14th, and you are all invited!
We are heading to the beautiful Beaumont Studios on Friday, October 14th from 5:30pm until late. We hope to see you there! RSVP here
We are pleased to announce that our Director of LEED Services, Jason Packer, is teaching a course at UBC, this one includes a Building Tour!
The time has come to get well-versed in LEED V4 as this becomes the new LEED standard on October 31st 2016. It will be here before you know it! Plus, Jason really knows what he’s talking about – he’s been teaching students about the various LEED standards for five years and has been working in sustainability for almost 20 years. He’s well connected in the industry, very knowledgeable, has a fantastic sense of humour so this course is sure to exceed your expectations. Learn more about Jason here.
Please see the description below from the CaGBC website as well as a link to register. We look forward to seeing you there!
Questions about the course or LEED V4 in general? Feel free to give us a call or email us at: email@example.com
Vancouver, September 27, 2016, Register Now
As a movement and an industry, green building is evolving rapidly. LEED users can register projects under the LEED 2009 rating system until October 31, 2016, after which projects will be registered under LEED v4. Join us to learn about the key changes you can expect with LEED v4 in this Introduction to the LEED v4 Rating Systems half day in-class course. Participants will gain a foundational grasp of the major changes between LEED 2009 and LEED v4 and explore its impact on Canadians. They will learn how projects can ultimately benefit from the Canadian Alternative Compliance Paths that are currently under development.
Bonus Building Tour: As part of this course, you will also get an exclusive tour of CaGBC’s new Vancouver office which is targeting LEED v4 for Commercial Interiors Gold (with a stretch target of Platinum). Join our tour guide as you walk through the project to gain a foundational grasp of the major changes in LEED v4 and witness its impacts first hand.