News & Events for Vancouver


International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. IWD is… Read more⇒


CanBIM have announced Integral Group as winners of the Design & Engineering Category at the Innovation and Spotlight Awards for their work in Embodied Carbon in MEP Design. Integral’s submission demonstrates how using BIM models in life cycle assessment can help mitigate the embodied carbon of MEP designs, creating an accurate MEP bill of quantities and eventually robust automated workflows. The Design and Engineering Award… Read more⇒


How can we enhance the patient experience through design? Design analytics tools are becoming increasingly powerful in shaping the form, orientation, and façade configuration of healthcare buildings to improve occupant amenity while maintaining focus on environmental performance. Join James Gungl and David Barker as they explore a patient-centered design optimizing the internal environment for a recent 80,000 m² hospital project. Gain leading-edge insights from recent… Read more⇒


The term Net Zero is gaining traction globally – but what does it mean to be truly Net Zero? Born from challenges of different local standards and approaches to this question, Elementa Consulting initiated the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) in 2017 to change London’s Energy Policy, a system that was failing to keep up with a rapidly decarbonizing electricity grid. Through determination and collaboration, LETI’s 3-year… Read more⇒


District energy systems are gaining momentum across the globe. As traditional “heating-only” systems no longer meet current needs, Integral Group has developed innovative, “next generation” district energy solutions that offer stellar environmental performance. These systems provide both heating and cooling, flexibility to accommodate “low-carbon” and “low-exergy” sources, and cutting-edge energy conversion technologies. Using our local and global case studies, this presentation will introduce the “next… Read more⇒


We are pleased to announce the appointment of William Overturf III as our new Chief Executive Officer and President. Bill succeeds Kevin Hydes, who takes on a new role as Chair of Integral Group's Board and Founder for the firm, having led Integral’s growth to more than 800 employees across 21 offices over the past decade. Bill is a mechanical engineer with over 35 years… Read more⇒


A diverse and inclusive employee community is fundamental to Elementa Consulting's resiliency as a firm. Becoming a parent is a life-changing event, and it essential to our success to support our employees through this important transition. In our ongoing commitment to equity and diversity within our group, and to provide a family-friendly workplace, Elementa Consulting, as a member of Integral Group, are pleased to announce… Read more⇒


The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Silver Awards. The VRCA awards recognize excellence in professionals, organizations and projects within the building construction sector. Three winners are selected for each of fifteen categories, based on innovation, new materials integration and demonstrated outstanding project management. One Silver Award winner per each category is eligible to receive a Gold Award, to… Read more⇒


During the summer of 2018, Integral Group Project Manager Joe Quad went on a trip to Kenya, Africa. Upon his return, he felt inspired to give back to the community that so kindly hosted him. He sponsored a young girl named Purity through the organization, One Girl Can–an institution providing scholarships to high school and university girls in Kenya–to help transform her dream of becoming… Read more⇒


Integral Group's Western Canada electrical and lighting teams are growing, and with that growth comes the emergence of new leadership.  Congratulations to electrical engineers, Associate Principal Bryan Uemoto and Associate Andy Crosson, for their recent promotions. Additionally, Integral Group Light Studio welcomes Associate Sean Casey to the firm. Andy, Bryan and Sean have continually demonstrated high-caliber design skills, dedication, and dependability, and Integral Group is… Read more⇒