Net Zero 18 Building Conference

Net Zero Building Conference is the nation’s largest event of its kind created to promote a net zero energy built environment by providing professionals in the industry with world-class speakers, professional workshops, expositions, networking and more. Join over 900 individuals in the industry from September 12-14, 2018 at the Net Zero Plus Facility in Commerce, CA to expand your knowledge of net zero energy, water, waste, and transit.

Integral Group is pleased to announce that two of our firm leaders will be featured at this conference. Please join Managing Principal, Andy Reilman, and Associate Principal, Nika Parsa in their session:

Meet the Living Building Challenge: Los Angeles Collaborative!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am PT

What does a regenerative future for LA look like? How can you become a part of this movement?

The Living Building Challenge Los Angeles Collaborative is a network of deeply passionate and highly motivated sustainability professionals working towards a regenerative future. Our mission is to encourage the creation of Living Buildings, Sites, Communities in Los Angeles while inspiring, educating, and motivating transformative change. Join us for an interactive session to learn about the various Sub-Committees and how to be a part of the Collaborative. Learn about our past and upcoming events to advance the Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Water, and Net Zero Waste goals in the Los Angeles region.


  • Avideh Haghighi, Architect & Sustainability Strategist | Steinberg Hart
  • Kanika Sharma, Energy Analyst & Project Manager | Verdical Group
  • Andy Reilman, Managing Principal | Integral Group
  • Justin DiPalo, Mechanical Engineer | Syska Hennessy Group
  • Gary Lai, Principal | AHBE Landscape Architects, Inc.
  • Sofia Siegel, Project Manager | Verdical Group
  • Sandra Rhee, Project Engineer | Hathaway Dinwiddie
  • Will Vicent, Energy Codes & Standards, Customer Programs & Services | Southern California Edison
  • Aline Goganian, Office Coordinator | Natural Resources Defense Council

The second half of this workshop will be a presentation by Integral Group, highlighting their most advanced NZE projects including the Robert Redford Conservancy.

The Robert Redford Conservancy, once an abandoned historic building which had been damaged in a fire, was transformed into a zero net energy, LEED Platinum learning center which is educating the next generation of change makers.  This project is an important example of existing building reuse as it relates to embodied carbon and the opportunities to transform existing spaces into new purposes.

The project team worked together to implement smart, cost effective, simple design decisions including passive design elements, reusing many of the buildings existing features and on‐site PV.  These strategies worked together to reduce the overall energy consumption of the building while serving as an educational opportunity for the students at the college.


About Our Speakers

Andy Reilman, Managing Principal | Los Angeles

Andy is a Managing Principal and a mechanical engineer with over 17 years of experience in HVAC systems design and integrated sustainable project design. His expertise in sustainable architecture and green buildings includes building designs for passive, low energy systems such as natural and mixed-mode ventilation, displacement ventilation, radiant heating and cooling, and building integrated renewable energy systems. Andy is skilled in project coordination with the electrical, plumbing, and fire protection trades, and has led integrated design teams and supported production of plans and specifications. Prior to joining Integral Group, Andy was an associate partner at Syska Hennesy Group, where he worked on multi-disciplinary and sustainable projects as well as spearheaded the implementation of Revit MEP to assist in the design of Zero Net Energy buildings.


Nika Parsa, Associate Principal | Los Angeles

Nika is an Associate Principal with over 9 years of experience. Her technical skills aligned with her dedication to sustainable design has made her instrumental in the growth Integral Group has experienced in the Los Angeles market. Nika’s role focuses on the management of her design team, ensuring that clients’ expectations are exceeded and projects are delivered in a timely manner. Passionate about sustainable strategy, Nika encourages clients to envision options and opportunities to deliver inventive solutions that surpass performance goals. This drives the team’s focus to provide cost effective, energy efficient, and sustainable electrical designs. She has served as project manager on dozens of successful projects, including the Robert Redford Conservancy project, which consisted of the renovation of an abandoned 1930s infirmary into a Zero Net Energy and LEED Platinum-targeted education facility.


For more information and to register, please click here.

Date(s): September 12, 2018

Time: 9:00am - 11:00am

Speaker: Andy Reilman, Managing Principal; Marilyn Specht, Associate, Senior Sustainability Consultant