Vancouver’s Athlete’s Village on the Southeast False Creek site is designed to be a model of a sustainable neighbourhood. The site is about seven hectares in size and consists of over 20 buildings, with approximately 1.5 million square feet of multi-unit residential and mixed-use development. All SEFC buildings have achieved LEED-NC Gold certification, with the Community Centre and the Net-zero Senior’s Housing project achieving LEED Platinum.

Recollective was responsible for providing green building consulting to the design team to help determine how the project’s sustainability goals could be met, and for the overall LEED project management for SEFC. We were also responsible for providing architectural design support for meeting a net-zero energy goal for the senior’s housing project, designed by GBL Architects. We worked with the City of Vancouver and the developer to both interpret the City’s Green Building Strategy, and to determine how compliance will be documented for the permitting process. The system that Recollective collaboratively developed was intended to be the blueprint for the City for other developers of the SEFC lands.

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Here’s a case study of the project: thechallengeseries.ca
Here’s the City of Vancouver’s website about it: vancouver.ca/olympicvillage