Calina Ferraro to Speak at San Diego Green Building Conference

The San Diego Green Building Conference and Expo brings together a community of building industry professionals and sustainability advocates with expertise in areas such as architecture, construction, design, urban planning, policy, and more. This year’s conference will explore topics such as net zero projects, resiliency for the future, health & wellness, and much more on October 18, 2019.

Integral Group is proud to be represented at the conference by San Diego Principal Calina Ferraro in her session:

Not your Garden Variety Design: Optimizing Building Integrated Vegetation | 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Over the past 5-10 years, the health and wellness benefits of plants within our buildings has gained prominence. The benefits of biophilia and providing an indoor connection to nature are most often discussed, but there are many more potential benefits and opportunities that plants can provide.

This presentation outlines opportunities to incorporate ecosystem services of plants into building designs. Drawing on case studies and biomimicry concepts, it provides an overview of how plants can improve air quality, reduce heating and cooling energy, improve space comfort, and provide added resiliency in building design. Drawing on the expertise of engineering, landscape architecture and plant expert/eco-warrior, this presentation seeks to inspire new ways of considering plants within our built environment while providing a practical approach for their implementation.


  • Jennifer Montgomery, Associate | Schmidt Design Group
  • Jim Mumford, President | Good Earth Plants
  • Calina Ferraro, Principal | Integral Group

Reach out to Calina here.

For info and to register visit the San Diego Green Building Conference + Expo.

Date(s): October 18, 2019

Time: 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Speaker: Principal Calina Ferraro