Integral Group to Receive Prestigious Environmental Award

Oakland, California, March 20, 2015 – Acterra announced that Integral Group has been selected to receive a 2015 Business Environmental Award in the category of Award for Sustainability for its all-around achievements in sustainable business practices.

At Integral Group we are 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.

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.

States Committee Chair Bruce Klafter, “As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this program, Acterra is pleased to recognize another accomplished group of awardees who exemplify the possibilities of sustainable enterprise.  Each year, there is an unspoken expectation that our newest awardees will raise the bar from prior years, and this year’s winners have met this challenge without question. We proudly congratulate them for their achievements in sustainable business practices and sincerely hope that others will follow their lead.”

The 435 Indio Way building in Sunnyvale has also been selected to receive a 2015 Business Environmental Award in the Sustainable Built Environment Category. Integral Group collaborated with Sharp Development to design the existing office building into a net zero energy targeted building, creating a new and replicable model for profitable net zero retrofits in Silicon Valley.

Integral Group will be honored at the 25th Anniversary Business Environmental Awards Reception on May 28th at Intuit Corporation in Mountain View. This special anniversary event will also celebrate the program’s 25-year history, past awardees, and legacy of corporate environmental leadership in the Bay Area. For more information, visit or get updates on Twitter at #ActerraBEA.

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 or follow us on Twitter @PlanetActerra.

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.