Kevin Hydes

Chair & Founder

Kevin Hydes

With over 30 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin Hydes has spent the past 20 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. He is internationally renowned as a leader in sustainable design and for his contributions to the green building movement for which he was recognized with a USGBC Leadership Award in 2019.

As Integral Group’s founder and first CEO & President, Kevin established a reputation as an innovator, pioneer, and green business leader – growing the firm to more than 800 employees across 21 offices.

In 2020 he assumed the position of Chair of Integral Group’s board working in a balanced leadership partnership with Integral Group’s CEO, Bill Overturf. In his new role, Kevin is responsible for thought leadership, driving innovation across the firm, working with global clients on ground-breaking projects, and continuing to promote the values, vision, and beliefs upon which he founded the firm.

Kevin is a CIBSE Fellow, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada, a LEED Fellow, and a Freeman of the City of London. He served as the Chair of the USGBC for 2005-2006, was a founder and director of CanadaGBC, and a former Chair of the WorldGBC.

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