Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Integral Group, the pre-eminent deep green building services engineering firm, announced a unique and powerful partnership with green visionary Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the International Living Future Institute. McLennan, who will continue to lead the Institute, is widely considered one of the world’s leading thinkers in sustainability and green design and is the most recent winner of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize. He is also the founder of the Living Building Challenge and the author of several books on green building.
“Our partnership with Jason is groundbreaking for us, as he helps us think through all aspects of engineering innovation and transformation with our most progressive projects,” said Kevin Hydes, CEO of Integral Group. “He will be helping us work with leading architects around the globe on the most cutting-edge projects, allowing him to reconnect with his practice, while continuing to lead the industry with the Living Building Challenge. This move is not only good for Integral Group, it’s good for the whole green building movement.”
Integral Group has been assembling some of the world’s most talented practitioners for the last several years and bringing McLennan on board to focus on innovative and leading-edge design is a keystone development in the organization. Integral’s unique partnership with McLennan will also allow him to remain as CEO of the International Living Future Institute, which recently expanded its leadership team under his direction. This partnership provides him with an opportunity to reconnect to progressive projects to understand the current realities and challenges of pursuing regenerative design solutions.
“All of us at Integral are excited and look forward to changes in the way the way we do our work,” added Kevin Hydes.
About Integral Group: Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. The organization provides a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields. Integral has offices and affiliates throughout North America and around the world. Integral Group has provided services to 25 LEED Platinum Certified projects, 31 Net Zero projects, and four Living Building Challenge projects in design. To learn more, please visit http://www.integralgroup.com.
Integral Group’s sustainable achievements: World’s highest scoring LEED Platinum CI project First Net Zero commercial office building, Certified Net Zero by the Living Future Institute Highest-scoring LEED NC project in North America First LEED Platinum pre-certified data center in the world First Net Zero Lab in the country, J. Craig Venter Institute Laboratory First radiant cooled building in India Greening of The Empire State Building
About the International Living Future Institute: The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs: the Living Building Challenge, Cascadia Green Building Council, and Ecotone Publishing. Their work moves across scales, offering global strategies for lasting sustainability, partnering with local communities to create ground and relevant solutions, and reaching out to individuals to unleash their imagination and innovation. To learn more, please vist http://www.living-future.org.