Integral Group at Society of Women Engineers WE19 Conference

Society of Women Engineers WE19 Conference is the world’s largest conference and career fair for women in engineering and technology to connect with thousands who share an engineering outlook.

This year’s theme us WE LIVE>WE LEARN>WE LEAD. WE19 is filled with the highest standards in professional and career development, endless career opportunities, fulfilling and life-changing networking opportunities.

Integral Group is proud to be represented by our female thought leaders in the following sessions:

Roadmap to Zero Net Energy Buildings

Innovation + Distribution Track | Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 12:45PM – 1:45PM

This presentation will look at key strategies and lessons learned to achieve Zero Net Energy using The Robert Redford Conservancy—an-award winning certified Zero Net Energy and LEED Platinum project—as an example project. We will review the key simulations and studies done to inform design decisions and show that goals that may seem lofty and out of reach can be attained in simple and cost-effective ways without sacrificing occupant comfort.

In addition, the presentation will discuss considerations around the lifecycle impact of building and material reuse versus operational energy in creating a total carbon story. Throughout the presentation attendees will become aware of the various professionals who contribute to the design and implementation of high-performance buildings as we showcase the opportunities that exist for career growth in the green building industry.


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Engineering for the Future: Resiliency & Climate Action Planning

Innovation + Distribution Track | Saturday, November 9, 2019 | 10:25AM – 10:45PM

Engineers are playing an increasingly important role in addressing the threats of climate change. Learn how planners and engineers are working together at the buildings, infrastructure, and city scale to mitigate and adapt to the impacts of a changing climate. This includes designing and retrofitting buildings to withstand future threats, creating resilient community-scale energy systems, using solar and microgrids, and upgrading infrastructure to be able to withstand and accommodate extreme events.

This session will elucidate examples from cities in the US and around the world, showing the emerging technical solutions to both reducing the threat of and recovering from chronic and acute challenges, including drought, flood, fire, storms, and earthquakes. Presenters will describe the combination of skills and expertise that enable engineering professionals to address emerging and evolving climate issues.


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For more information and to register visit WE19.

Date(s): November 7, 2019

Speaker: Principal Nika Parsa | Associate Principal Nura Darabi | Associate Principal Rachel Moscovich | Associate Principal Giselene Weig