Umow Lai Melbourne Rebrand as Integral Group

Melbourne, Australia, January 2020

Leading Australian Building Services + Sustainability practice Umow Lai’s Melbourne office rebrands as Integral Group, a global Deep Green Engineering + Consulting firm.

In 2021, Umow Lai’s Melbourne practice takes the final step in Umow Lai joining the Integral Group brand.  Umow Lai’s Sydney and Brisbane offices previously rebranded as Integral Group in January 2020.

Umow Lai was founded in 1991 in Melbourne by George Umow and Dominic Lai and is a leading multi-disciplinary building services engineering, fire engineering, ICT, and sustainability (ESD) consultancy that is synonymous with design excellence, quality, ecologically sustainable development, and award-winning projects.

Umow Lai’s decision to join Integral Group in 2019 was guided by three key factors – a mutual commitment to protecting the environment, growing client demand for deep green engineering and thought leadership, and most importantly; close alignment of values and culture.

Under the new Integral brand, existing and future Melbourne clients will continue to receive the same high-level service they have come to expect from Umow Lai with increased access to a global network of deep green engineers and thought leadership from Integral Group practices in Australia, Europe, and North America.

CEO William Overturf looks towards Integral’s future in Australia with optimism. “The growth opportunities and global synergy we are seeing already are inspiring and encouraging. We have come together as a truly global team, stronger and better positioned for 2021 and beyond. I look forward to seeing the Melbourne practice continue to flourish as an integral part of our collective Deep Green brand.”

For Managing Director Andrew Oxley the time taken in transitioning Melbourne to the Integral brand was well-spent. “Taking this final step towards brand alignment for our Melbourne office culminates an 18-month transition where our two firms thoughtfully integrated processes, systems, and expertise so we can more fully service our clients in Australia and around the world. The increased collaboration between the Melbourne practice and the rest of the firm has already proved fruitful for everyone involved.”

About Integral Group

Integral Group was founded in 2008 by Kevin Hydes, founder, and director of Canada Green Building Council, and former Chair of the United States Green Building Council and World Green Building Council.

We are an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. Our projects span the globe, led from offices across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, and Australia. We provide a full range of building systems engineering, analysis, and sustainability consulting services, delivered by staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields.

Integral is a member of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia Green Building Councils and are founding signatories of the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. Over the past decade, we have worked on over 100 Net Zero Energy projects, counting seven WELL Certified projects within our portfolio with three of our own offices Fitwel® certified.

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