Greenerbuilder 2019

Hosted by the Pacific Region Communities of the US Green Building Council, GreenerBuilder is a one-day conference and expo for green building professionals. The annual event unites all of the key players in greening the Pacific Region’s built environment—including architects, engineers and contractors—to discuss industry trends, new research and emerging technologies. GreenerBuilder is where you can get the strategies and tools to help create a more sustainable future in the region.

Integral Group is proud to be participating at Greenerbuilder 2019 both as an exhibitor and as session speakers during this event on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at San Francisco Marriott Marquis.

Representing Integral Group are speakers Sustainability Consultant Jimmy O’Hare, Associate Nicole Crone, Senior Principal John Andary, and Principal David Kaneda in the following sessions:

Live Learn LEED: Civic Leadership on ZNE in Hayward

Resilience & Adaptation Track | 11:45am – 12:45pm

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Local governments were early leaders in adopting LEED and the City of Hayward has taken that leadership to the next level with its new Library, tracking LEED Platinum and targeting ZNE. This session will explore how to achieve such high levels of performance on a complex public sector project with a diverse and community-serving user focus. The project includes all-electric design, radiant slab conditioning, rainwater reuse, and optimized daylighting among other innovative strategies.


  • Catherine (Jimmy) O’Hare, Sustainability Consultant | Integral Group
  • Erik Pearson, Environmental Services Manager | City of Hayward
  • Scott Salge, Principal | Noll & Tam

GBCI Credit: 1 | AIA Learning Units: 1

The Whole Picture: LEED, WELL, Zero and Beyond at Whole Foods

Owner’s Perspective Track | 11:45am – 12:45pm

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This session explore the innovative solutions for the Whole Foods Sunnyvale store, pursuing LEED, WELL, and Zero Net Energy. This project provides a model for retail and for groceries, two sectors that historically have not been at the forefront of sustainability and green building. The design team incorporate health, resilience, energy, graywater, and many other strategies to provide an integrated solution. The project mostly eliminated onsite fossil fuel use onsite and leveraged natural refrigerants in ways that could provide an example to the entire industry.


  • Tristam Coffin, Director of Sustainability & Facilities | Whole Foods
  • Nicole Crone, Associate | Integral Group
  • Christen Soares, Principal | FieldPaoli

GBCI Credit: 1 Rating System: LEED Specific: ID+C; LEED Specific: WELL | AIA Learning Units: 1

California’s Road to Zero

Decarbonization Track | 3:30pm – 4:30 pm

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Learn steps California is taking toward Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Carbon buildings, what is driving this, and what does getting to a Net Zero building entail. Learn how this is achievable for new and existing buildings, occupied and unoccupied buildings, and methods of renewable energy procurement costing less instead of more. Learn about obstacles to electrification and Zero Net Carbon, and how these can be overcome. Hear about case studies of Zero Net Energy and Zero Net Carbon buildings and how they overcame obstacles.


  • John Andary, Senior Principal | Integral Group
  • Dan Burgoyne, Sustainability Manager | Department of General Services, State of California
  • David Kaneda, Principal | Integral Group

GBCI Credit: 1 Rating System: LEED Specific: BD+C; LEED Specific: O+M | AIA Learning Units: 1

To learn more and to register visit Greenerbuilder 2019.

Date(s): July 25, 2019

Speaker: Jimmy O'Hare, Sustainability Consultant | Nicole Crone, Associate | John Andary, Senior Principal | David Kaneda, Principal