The term “sustainability” is used broadly and in a wide variety of contexts, frequently synonymous with green building.  It is our perspective that green building is just one step towards true sustainability, which would require no negative impacts on the environment.  Even still, regenerative design should be the ultimate goal, not “sustainability.”  While the terms sustainability and green design may seem to be used interchangeably within our services and scopes, please note the slight nuances in each situation.

We have chosen this line of work because...
 We hold a new vision of the relationship between humanity and the natural world.
  Our foundations in education bring insight and inspiration to the green building and sustainability movement.
  We believe that process is important, both in the design and in the workplace.
  Everyone has something to learn from green building and sustainability.

Trace Collaborative helps companies, campuses, communities and organizations successfully advance, inspire and implement sustainability.

Read more about our team here.

Our Philosophy Home Services Who We Are Recognition Conferences & Publications Contact Projects & Clients Helping your organization to live lightly on the land, 
leaving only a trace. All is connected.....  No one thing can change by itself.
~ Paul Hawken Harmony with land is like harmony with a friend; you cannot cherish his right hand and chop off his left.
~ Aldo Leopold Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead