- Health& Wellness
Beyond energy efficiency, a pillar of our sustainability practice is providing systems that deliver improved indoor air quality and comfort. We concentrate on operative temperature, air movement, glare, lighting quality and balance, views, circadian health, and acoustic quality. We also work with clients on wellness literacy, where additional indoor environment considerations for building inhabitants might include ergonomics, active design, art, beauty, biophilia, access to healthy nourishment, and fitness opportunities.
- Lighting& Daylighting Design
With our specialist knowledge, we can deliver a project that seamlessly incorporates leading technological and sustainable lighting design solutions. We understand the complex integration required to deliver daylighting options and analysis, which requires a highly detailed knowledge of lighting, solar orientation, glass technology and lighting controls. We explore the best options for your project, integrating proven methods that reduce cost and environmental impact to produce illuminating effects.
The consulting industry strives to provide clients with high performance design, yet the reality is that many buildings never achieve their targeted level of functionality or operability. Once the building is completed, their performance is neither measured, nor optimized to validate their design intent. Necessary systematic processes are not being put in place to empower building owners and operators to effectively monitor or maintain their buildings at a high level. Over time, the ability to adjust a building’s functional program in an efficient manner is diminished.
- Research& Development
IntegralWORKS carries out research and development to advance tools, technology, best practices and resilience in the built environment. We partner with leading industry organizations, companies, and start-up labs. These include, for example, the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s FlexLAB, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and clients such as Google and the Exploratorium museum.
Sustainability—the nexus of social, environmental, and economic factors— is imperative in order for our communities to thrive in the future. Our crosscutting consulting services include a focus on health and wellness, comfort and district-scale planning to reduce our use of resources like energy, water and materials, thus reducing carbon emissions. We draw from our extensive experience on LEED Platinum, Net Zero and Net Positive Energy projects to help our clients quickly identify cost-effective strategies to achieve restorative and regenerative design. We take a whole-systems approach to buildings and communities, integrating our building simulations, passive design strategies and resource-efficient active mechanical system designs.