Integral Advances to Finalist Stage in Prestigious Environmental Awards Competition

Oakland, California, February 10, 2015 – Acterra has announced that Integral Group has advanced to the Finalist Stage in the 2015 Business Environmental Awards.  Integral Group has been selected from amongst a highly competitive field of applicants in the category of Acterra Award for Sustainability, for its all-around achievements in sustainable business practices.

Integral Group is committed to environmental stewardship throughout all of our business practices. We instituted practices that reduce waste by increasing product efficiency and effectiveness, and purchase products that minimize environmental impacts, toxins, pollution, and hazards to worker and community safety to the greatest extent practicable, and purchase products that include recycled content, are durable and long-lasting, conserve energy and water, use agricultural fibers and residues, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, use unbleached or chlorine free manufacturing processes, are lead-free and mercury-free, and use wood from sustainable harvested forests.

” No matter how well you think you’re doing, you can always do better! –Kim Traber, Principal, Performance Engineering, Integral Group

Acterra’s Business Environmental Awards is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s oldest and most prestigious environmental recognition programs. Initiated in 1990, it is considered a heavyweight among award programs due to its rigorous application and judging process.

Awardees will be announced on March 17th and honored at a special 25th Anniversary Business Environmental Awards Reception on Thursday, May 28that Intuit Corporation in Mountain View. For more information, please visit

About Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet

Acterra is a non-profit organization with a 45-year history of environmental programming in and around Silicon Valley.  Acterra involves and educate individuals, businesses and communities to take action against global warming, restore natural habitats, and cultivate environmental leaders for the future. For more information visit

About Integral Group

Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. The organization provides a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields. Integral has offices and affiliates throughout North America and around the world.

Integral Group has contributed to 31 LEED Platinum Certified, 45 Net Zero in design and 8 Living Building Challenge in design projects.