Insights By: Marissa Clark


Creating Technology Magic at Magic Johnson Park + Community Center

Apr 20,2021

Phase 1A of the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area Master Plan was the first of six to completely renovate and expand the existing 104-acre site into a 120-acre recreational area. Integral Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology services to this project. In this interview, Associate Gislene Weig reveals the “magic” behind this highly coordinated…

LEED’s Path to Office Re-entry

Jul 31,2020

USGBC offers up to four credits that layout strategies and best practices for our new normal in the office. I love leveraging the excellent work already done by other experts who have thought long and hard about whatever it is I’m researching. When I worked as a sustainability manager for a luxury hotel, I mined…

Passion for the Future of Green Building

Apr 22,2020

Sustainability Consultant Melissa Nouel in Sydney discusses why she made a career switch from architecture, the importance of the building life cycle and trends she hopes to see in green building. Why are you so passionate about working in sustainability? My interest in sustainability started in 2010 during the BP oil spill in the Gulf…

Exploring the Sydney Landscape with Associate Principal Hugh Wilson

Jan 17,2020

Associate Principal Hugh Wilson has been at the forefront of many important projects based in New South Wales. In this interview, Hugh discusses new work on the Sydney Airport, the role of peer review in government projects, his career in engineering, and the future trends in the Sydney market. You recently won a project with…

Daylight Hour 2.0

Jun 10,2019

We already know saving electricity is not only good economical sense, but also positively impacts the environment by reducing green house gas emissions that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere further adding to the already delicate state of our planet. However, there is another, just as important reason to switch off lights and bask in…

INTEGRAL INSIGHT: Urban Land Institute 2019 Spring Meeting Recap

May 13,2019

Principal Brenden McEneaney was invited to Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting in Nashville. Here are some of his key takeaways from the thought leaders in real estate and urban development. The Music Hasn’t Stopped…Yet The US industry has been in “extra innings” this cycle for a while. Leading economists project stable, average growth through 2021…

When Buildings Learn from our Bodies

Apr 12,2019

Our high performance future will be “automatic” and “somatic” Many of humanity’s greatest technological advances and unexpected innovations have happened when engineers drew inspiration from related fields or from the natural world. The late Owen Finlay Maclaren helped design the Spitfire’s landing gear – and later invented the folding pram by applying his knowledge of…

4 Elements of GreenerBuilder 2018

Aug 06,2018

Fire, water, air, and earth are the basic elements that make up the universe, and these elements often parallel different sustainability approaches within the built environment. As a Marketing + Communications Intern for Integral Group, I have been eagerly learning more about the built environment and how sustainability plays a central role in the firm’s…

The Beauty of Working Together

Jul 30,2018

I had the pleasure of acting as Project Manager on one of Integral Group’s latest Zero Net Energy projects, the San Francisco International Airport’s Consolidated Administration Campus (SFO CAC). The 130,000 ft2 project, which is beginning occupancy, will consolidate several departments currently scattered throughout the airport facilities, and well as provide museum-collections storage for the…

CARBON CORNER | Demystifying Carbon: Using Visualization to Build Momentum

Mar 22,2018

Burst out of our ‘industry bubble’ by using high-end visualizations and storytelling to explain carbon to wide audiences and create positive change! You go to the same green building conferences every year, hoping to be challenged by the conviction and creativity of the people and their amazing work. Amidst an intense happy-hour conversation with new…

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