News & Events for Oakland


2020-06-04

Today’s designs pursue lofty performance goals for people, place, and planet. How can analytics support these goals while minimizing cost and complexity?

Shaping the built environment involves a broad range of design considerations – from resource efficiency and green infrastructure to urban amenity and occupant satisfaction. Early intervention informed by targeted analytics can unlock high-performance design and protect stakeholders from costly retrofits, program delays, and reputation risks. Principa... Read more
2020-05-22

Around the world, companies are making pledges to rapidly decarbonize. Battery storage will help make those promises reality.

While the building industry continues to strive for Net Zero Energy goals, recent policies requiring all-electric building design are shifting the focus away from energy and onto carbon emissions. It is now more important than ever to consider how buildings will integrate with the carbon emissions goals with an ever-changing electrical grid. One key to grid integration i... Read more

2020-04-08

The term Net Zero is gaining traction globally – but what does it mean to be truly Net Zero?

Born from challenges of different local standards and approaches to this question, Elementa Consulting initiated the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) in 2017 to change London’s Energy Policy, a system that was failing to keep up with a rapidly decarbonizing electricity grid. Through determination and collaboration, LETI’s 3-year journey led to publishing it... Read more
2020-01-27
We are pleased to announce the appointment of William Overturf III as our new Chief Executive Officer and President. Bill succeeds Kevin Hydes, who takes on a new role as Chair of Integral Group's Board and Founder for the firm, having led Integral’s growth to more than 800 employees across 21 offices over the past decade. Bill is a mechanical engineer with over 35 years of experience in the design and construct... Read more
2020-01-13
The 87,300 square foot Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Office Building recently completed a 12-month Zero Net Energy operation monitoring period. As anticipated through Integral Group's modeling efforts, the photovoltaic (PV) energy produced and captured on site exceeds the amount of energy used during full occupancy, verifying this project is operating at Zero Net Energy. Integral Group wo... Read more
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