Seattle Design Studio
12220 113th Ave NE
Suite 205 Kirkland, WA, 98034
Regional Director, United States
Chris is responsible for our strategic growth and performance of the US East Operations. With a broad understanding of high performance design & operation, his approach is rooted in the philosophy that environmentally responsible facilities must constantly evolve to suit the technology available, in balance with the client’s goals and objectives. Since joining Integral Group, Chris was responsible for growing the Performance Engineering Service offering – a team of subject matter experts specializing in building optimization – delivering building audits, condition assessments & commissioning services for our clients. Chris thrives in a team environment and implements an integrated team approach with every client. He has collaborated on a multitude of high performance driven projects across diverse sectors which are pursuing or have achieved Living Building, Net Zero or LEED Platinum certification.
Regional Director, United States
Gerry Faubert, Vice President and U.S. West Regional Director, brings over 36 years of experience to Integral Group. Gerry is one of the pioneers of innovative, energy efficient design and operations in the Buildings Engineering industry in North America. With a degree in Buildings Engineering Science and Technology, he takes practical and holistic approach to addressing clients’ challenges, helping achieve solutions that meet their social, economic, and environmental objectives.
Gerry has played a vital role in delivering cutting edge integrated design and planning for numerous building projects across all building market sectors. Among the most recent and prominent is the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Award in 2015 for the CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory a LEED Platinum laboratory.
A frequent spokesperson and advocate for health, well-being and sustainability, Gerry has lectured at conferences across North America. He is a former member of the Toronto Waterfront Design Review panel. The revitalization of Toronto’s waterfront is the largest urban development project underway in North America comprising of over 800 hectares of redevelopment and the site of the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games Athletes Village.
John Weale has been involved as a lead designer or key technical adviser on Integral Group’s highly sustainable projects, including six LEED Platinum Certified, three net zero and one Living Building Challenge project. In the green building sector, John specializes in cost effective mechanical systems that provide the efficiency needed to earn most, if not all, of the LEED Energy Efficiency points (EAc1). An integrated approach with close team coordination makes building architecture, lighting and mechanical system work together as single system is key in creating simple, high efficiency and low cost systems.
In the high technology sector, John has designed many high-efficiency systems for technology companies, laboratory buildings, museums and manufacturing buildings with specialized cooling, ventilation, exhaust and pressurization control requirements. He is a specialist in: passive design; central plants, including modular central plants utilizing absorption (waste heat driven) and electrical chillers; optimizing exhaust air energy recovery (run around coils, flat plate heat exchangers, enthalpy wheels and heat pipes); optimizing fan systems; efficient development of robust control sequences; and controls commissioning.