British Columbia, Canada
Architecture design & planning
Service with Minor Environmental Footprint
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.
Overall B Impact Score
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