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Oakland Leadership

  • Regional Director, United States

    Chris is responsible for our United States practice’s strategic growth and performance. With decades of experience in high-performance design and operation, his approach is rooted in the philosophy that sustainable design must constantly evolve to suit the technology available, in balance with the client’s goals and objectives. With this in mind, Chris interfaces with clients and leadership to develop business and explore new markets.

  • Managing Principal, Northern California

    Andrea brings decades of combined experience in business leadership, deep green architecture, and sustainability and resilience consulting to her role as Managing Principal of Integral Group’s Oakland office. Internationally recognized as a green building and sustainability expert, Andrea has been involved in numerous green building projects, climate action plans, and sustainability and energy programs. A natural leader, Andrea is focused on inspiring her team to be engaged, inclusive, future-focused, and action-oriented.

  • Senior Principal, US West

    Eric brings a calm and reliable creativity to the art of engineering the built environment.  His work embodies holistic sustainable design for efficient systems, healthy environments, and cost- and maintenance-conscious approaches. Eric’s design focus centers on occupant and end user experience and a collaborative team approach to executing complex projects.  Specializing in zero-energy and zero-carbon campus-scale designs, he has led projects for such clients as: Google, Pixar, California Institute of Technology, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, National Renewable Energy Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, National Institute of Standards and Technology and multiple University of California campuses.

  • Senior Principal, Oakland

    With over 35 years of mechanical engineering and energy-focused consulting experience, John focuses on passive and climate-based architectural and engineering design solutions to improve occupant health, thermal comfort and energy efficiency in the built environment. John has led the design of numerous LEED Platinum Certified buildings and over 50 Zero Net Energy (ZNE) projects.

  • Senior Principal, Oakland

    Rob is a senior mechanical principal with over 30 years of experience in highly sustainable engineering design and consulting. Rob focuses on integrating passive and low-energy systems with high-performance architectural form and features to deliver projects that achieve Net Zero performance and LEED, WELL, and Living Building certifications.

    Some of his notable projects include the Los Angeles Federal Courthouse (LEED Platinum), Long Beach Civic Center (LEED Platinum), and Natural Resources Defense Council’s Santa Monica office, which was one of the first LEED Platinum-certified projects in the US and was the highest-rated US LEED project at the time of certification.

    Rob is a LEED Fellow, ASHRAE High-Performance Design Professional (HBDP), GSA Design Excellence Peer, and Professional Engineer in several states.

  • Principal, Oakland

    Brenden brings over a decade of green building and policy experience to the Integral Group team. Passion for creating value to businesses, communities, and the planet through sustainability has driven him along his career path. Brenden is committed to increasing communities’ resiliency to the challenges brought about by climate change. With a focus on city and campus scale action planning and statewide policy change, he believes that policy, design and education can work together to help people create healthy, thriving places to live, work, and learn.

    Prior to joining Integral Group, Brenden served as Pacific Region Director for the US Green Building Council, where he ran all programs for one of the world’s largest and strongest regions for sustainable design. Previously, he served as Director for Urban Resilience at the Urban Land Institute and Green Building Program Advisor for the City of Santa Monica. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and of Yale University.

  • Principal, Oakland

    Janika is a leader of Integral Group’s carbon and resilience strategy team, helping to guide clients on how to tackle the most urgent problems of our time. In this role she leverages the Design Analytics and Engineering teams to help her clients achieve their climate, sustainability, and resilience goals. She applies her experience in architecture and sustainability consulting to develop holistic sustainable design solutions while helping to translate technical strategies into digestible actions for clients. Janika has designed net zero carbon projects, facilitated strategic climate action planning and decarbonization strategies, developed building and energy policies, and managed complex building projects.

  • Principal, Vancouver

    Lavanya is a plumbing designer with over 16 years of experience designing efficient plumbing and fire protection systems. Lavanya is passionate about designing net zero water campuses, including greywater, blackwater, and stormwater treatment systems. She enjoys learning about new technologies and incorporating them into projects to study their feasibility and practicality.

    As the US Regional Plumbing Lead, Lavanya often works with prospective clients and provides alternative schemes for more water-efficient and resilient buildings from the early phases of a project.

  • Principal, Oakland

    Leveraging a rare combination of deep technical knowledge and talent for communication, Noah helps clients transform their visions into affordable, scalable, and successful realities. Noah specializes in manufacturing product consulting, all-electric buildings, radiant heating and cooling, central plants, and optimizing carbon emissions. In his tenure at Integral Group, Noah has become a global leader in the radiant design practice both internally and in the industry at large. Noah has developed a radiant heating and cooling SaaS web tool, called Radiant Master, to help guide and simplify radiant design for AEC professionals that has been used in over 4 million square feet and counting. Noah also recently completed The Radiant Whole Life Carbon Study, a pioneering new benchmark for carbon assessment and carbon reduction in the built environment.