With over 35 years’ experience, Tom is responsible for several projects targeting Net Zero Energy and the Living Building Challenge, including The Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve located in Mount Hope, West Virginia. The Summit will become a National Center for Scouting Excellence as a High Adventure Base, and a Center for Leadership and Excellence. Tom’s passion for sustainable building design has led him to accomplish the highest scoring LEED Platinum project in the Northern Hemisphere with 95 points awarded with no points denied. Tom brings insight to Integral Group with a commitment to excellence in service to our clients and innovation in high performance building systems.
Located in the heart of downtown, the Washington DC design studio serves the nation’s capital as well as the eastern United States. The local team regularly incorporates state-of-the-art design features to reduce energy usage in projects across the US.
The office holds a LEED Gold rating and uses 43% less lighting energy than a typical US office building of its size. The team is committed to recycling and fitness and encourages long walks and using the fitness center available during the lunch hour. Many gather together for lunch and with the District of Columbia close by, there is always a grand variety of things to do after work and on the weekends.
Washington, DC Design Studio
750 17th Street NW, Suite 200
Washington DC 20006
Washington DC Leadership
Regional Director, US East
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.
Senior Principal, Richmond
Principal, Washington DC
Sam’s passion for clean energy and climate drives his work — and helps clients cut energy costs and carbon through scalable, innovative, and data driven solutions. Sam excels in developing approaches that break through cost barriers to renewables, efficiency, and resilience; he takes great pride in projects that maximize financial benefits. With a tireless commitment to his work, he often develops strong, lasting relationships with his clients.
Sam is widely recognized for his leadership and innovation in energy and climate. He has architected and led landmark projects, including the largest-ever distributed solar deployment in a US city; a data-driven energy efficiency project for a 500-building portfolio; and a cutting edge effort to meet grid capacity needs with buildings as ‘virtual power plants.’ Sam previously served as Director of the Energy Division for the DC government’s 30M square-feet of real estate, where he led advanced energy management and procurement for the portfolio’s office buildings, schools, and other municipal buildings. He has also started and run two successful clean energy businesses. Sam has delivered keynote speeches to energy conferences around the world and his work has received distinguished acclaim, including the Individual Climate Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2014.
Associate Principal, Washington DC
Bryan Robertson brings over 15 years of experience in mechanical design and project management for a variety of building types. Prior to joining Integral Group, Bryan worked for a Fortune 500 company and led numerous major projects in the District of Columbia.
Bryan’s experience focuses on federal, military, state and local governmental, institutional including commercial, high-rise and light industrial. His experience includes many aspects of mechanical, plumbing and fire protection on both design-bid-build and design-build projects. Some of his major clients included Washington Headquarters Services, Smithsonian Institution and Architect of the Capitol.