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.