Recollective Consulting

Green Building and Sustainability Consulting

Vancouver, British Columbia

Canada

recollective.ca

About Recollective Consulting

Recollective is a values-based green building consulting firm focused on integrated design process facilitation, LEED, Passive House, Living Building Challenge and advanced building simulations. They have successfully completed over 60 LEED certifications, over 150 energy models and are currently consulting on over 100 active LEED projects, amounting to over 25 million square feet of development.

Their projects represent a wide range of building types and scales from both private and public sectors, including schools, community centres, market residential buildings, social housing, sport facilities, district energy centres, libraries, and heritage buildings.

As a certified Passive House Consultant, they are working on two Passive House projects in early stages. Furthermore, they have developed relationships with local Passive House experts who can support them if necessary.

Recollective and its affiliates are recognized by the industry as experts in building simulations. Recollective has developed a strategic alliance with Focal Engineering to provide LEED and energy modelling services under a single contract. Focal Engineering, led by Susan Hayes, brings significant experience with energy modelling for LEED, code compliance and the BC Hydro New Construction Incentive Program to the team. In addition, Susan has worked as the mechanical designer for several new construction residential projects. A portion of their energy modelling fee may be covered by BC Hydro for qualifying projects. In addition, BC Hydro may also provide funds to the owner or developer for capital costs related to energy efficiency.

Beyond the building scale, Recollective also provides 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, they have an in-depth knowledge of what’s required for a successful integrated green building design, as well as LEED and LBC application. Recollective is a member of 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 company that specializes in third-party certification for buildings, we thought it only natural to align ourselves with B Corporation and certify ourselves as a sustainable business. As a B Corporation, we can truly measure just how green we are and prove that we "walk the talk."

The Change We Seek

Recollective Consulting seeks to facilitate the creation of a built environment that respects and enhances community. Sustainability is the first consideration in their decision-making. Collectively, employees strive to set examples of acting with accountability, honesty, and respect to achieve professionalism, social equity, and workplace happiness. They work collaboratively with others and leads efforts to develop and share the knowledge and means to achieve their vision. Recollective anticipates future needs with curiosity, research, and play to invent solutions for new services, tools, and business models.

 

What makes us a better company?

B Impact Report

Certified since: 

May 2013
Summary:

Company Score

Median Score*

Environment

Environment

The Environment section of the Assessment evaluates a company's environmental performance through its facilities; materials, resource, and energy use; and emissions. Where applicable, it also considers a company's transportation/distribution channels and environmental impact of its supply chain. This section also measures whether a company's products or services are designed to solve an environmental issue, including products that aid in the provision of renewable energy, conserve resources, reduce waste, promote land/wildlife conservation, prevent toxic/hazardous substance or pollution, or educate, measure, or consult to solve environmental problems.

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7
Workers

Workers

The Worker section of the survey assesses the company's relationship with its workforce. This section measures how the company treats its workers through compensation, benefits, training, and ownership opportunities provided to workers. It also focuses on the overall work environment within the company through management/worker communication, job flexibility and corporate culture, and worker health and safety practices.

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18
Customers

Customers

The Customers section of the Assessment measures the impact a company has on its customers. The section focuses on whether a company sells products or services that promote public benefit, and if those products/services are targeted towards serving underserved populations. Questions in this section will measure whether a company's product or service is designed to solve a social or environmental issue (e.g. improves health, preserves environment or creates economic opportunity to individuals or communities, promotes the arts/sciences, or increases the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises).

N/A
N/A
Community

Community

The Community section of the survey assesses a company's impact on its community. The Community section evaluates a company's supplier relations, diversity, and involvement in the local community. The section also measures the company's practices and policies around community service and charitable giving. In addition, this section includes if a company's product or service is designed to solve a social issue, including access to basic services, health, education, economic opportunity, arts, and increasing the flow of capital to purpose-driven enterprises.

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17
Governance

Governance

The Governance section of the Assessment evaluates a company's accountability and transparency. The section focuses on the company's mission, stakeholder engagement, and overall transparency of the company's practices and policies.

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Overall B Score
122
55

80 out of 200 is eligible for certification

*Of all businesses that have completed the B Impact Assessment

*Median scores will not add up to overall

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