Designing With Nature

We believe in creating sustainable communities and homes. Our passion is to support your development vision from conception to completion.

Our Services

Green Neighbourhoods

Sustainable Development

Site Planning

Custom Home Design

Creating Conscious Communities

At Greenplan, we believe humans must be more sustainable in their approach to creating homes and communities. To assist this change is our purpose and our passion. Greenplan supports your development vision from conception to completion.

Whether your vision is for your home renovation, commercial design, vibrant community or land use plan – You’ve come to the right place.

Years of Experience

Completed Projects

How We Can Help You

Greenplan integrates innovations in renewable energies, passive solar, rainwater harvesting and irrigation, greywater recovery, permaculture, and more. We partner with many professional associates to ensure project success and client satisfaction.


  • Property development assessments
  • Site planning
  • Green neighbourhood development
  • OCP/Zoning amendments – agent
  • Development permits
  • Form and character DP
  • Environmental DP
  • Yellowpoint aquifer DP
  • Variance applications
  • Development variance permit
  • Board of variance
  • Min. of Health or Min. of Environment
  • Min. of transportation
  • Subdivision/lot consolidation
  • Access permits
  • Agricultural land commission
  • Design guidelines
  • Solar assessments


  • Custom home design
  • Single family dwellings
  • Estate homes
  • Green residences
  • Off the grid
  • Float homes
  • Home renovation
  • Home additions
  • Urban design
  • Commercial buildings
  • Multifamily
  • Sustainable development
  • BCBC Seismic requirement working drawings
  • Building permits-agent
  • Project construction monitoring


  • Renderings
  • Architectural
  • Street-scape
  • Site plans
  • Technical illustrations
  • Public speaking / client representation
  • Project facilitation / charrettes
  • Project marketing graphics / websites
  • Instructional Videos

Sustainable Development Vision

The community of the future has arrived. A thriving, healthy community integrates sustainable infrastructure, transportation, public health, ecological site development, green buildings, and shared garden spaces.

These compact, wholistic communities encourage pedestrians and cyclists. They are leaders in energy, water, and resource efficiency. And, they include a range of mixed-use residential and commercial spaces that attract and support all members of the community.

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Client Testimonials

Since 2015 I have been getting Jack’s professional assistance. I was impressed when Jack told me: “green is in my heart”. No matter the type of project we discussed – multi-family development, legal suite conversion or single family design, Jack and his team always provide the best professional service. Our most recent project is an ocean view home for myself and family. Jack designed the three-story house with everything we want, the creative layout with unobstructed ocean view, a roof garden for my wife and huge game room for my golf-simulating system. Jack always puts green ideas into his work to maximize the natural lighting and energy savings. We feel that Jack designs each project with heart and soul. His service is highly recommended.

Shaliang and Jinjiang


I have had the privilege of working with the team at Greenplan Design both as a colleague and as a client.

As a residential builder, I have been fortunate enough to collaborate on projects with Jack and Keene Anderson on many occasions and I have always found the team at Greenplan to be knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. With Jack’s years of experience in the building industry, Keene’s knowledge of design programs and their tireless pursuit of designing efficient, well thought out, comfortable homes I am always happy to recommend Greenplan to my own clients.

As a client, my wife and I hired Greenplan for our own extensive renovation/addition and, as always they delivered over and above what was expected of them. Through the consultation phase, into the design and final draft phases they helped guide us through the process. Making an old house new takes a lot of effort and getting it right from the start takes a lot of work. Greenplan were there from beginning to end with helpful advice and feedback on our plans and helped us take our vision and put it down on paper – no easy feat.

For their integrity, their excellent customer service and above all their quality of work I would not hesitate to recommend Greenplan Design to anyone looking for a drafting firm.

Sean Smith

Owner, Island Red Cedar Construction Ltd.

We decided to renovate our monastery and looked for a designer who could assist us. Our intention was to create a space in which we could ‘age in place’ so we wanted the design to be practical, ecologically responsible, aesthetic and open to the use of alternative energy in the future.

We found Jack Anderson and his Greenplan team to be the ideal partner in bringing our needs and dreams to fruition. Greenplan provided creative and imaginative solutions that allowed us to implement our values. In addition to carefully listening to our needs and desires, and offering his own creative ideas, Jack planned a charrette (a gathering of folks who offer ideas for design) during which there was a lively exchange of ideas.

Needless to say, we are very pleased with our renovations and would recommend Jack Anderson and his Greenplan team to anyone who wants to build or renovate in a conscientious and creative way.

The Benedictines Sisters of Nanaimo

Contact Us

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1653 Cedar Road
Nanaimo, B.C. Canada
V9X 1L4