Washington DC

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
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September 30, 2019
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 workp... Read more
March 8, 2019
Elementa Consulting are proud to continue to promote and champion equitable gender representation in our workforce. By celebrating our female workforce and their achievements in our industry we commit ourselves to a balanced world, today and for future gene... Read more
November 13, 2018
Ten years ago, I set out on a journey to create an exceptional engineering practice. Our goal - to become the leading deep green firm in the world, focused on leveraging buildings, blocks, communities and nations in the fight against climate change. ... Read more

Why do commitments matter? Read Megan White and Andrea Traber's piece in Trim Tab on global + local initiatives we are part of, what their goals are, and what impact they are having on the building industry. trimtab.living-future.org/tri… #advancingnetzero @WorldGBC #LETI #ZeroCarbon

Washington DC Leadership

  • Regional Director of US East

    Chris is responsible for our strategic growth and performance of the U.S. East Operations, and also serves as the Commissioning Director for Canadian 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.

  • Managing Principal, Washington, DC

    Sara’s extensive project management expertise is demonstrated through her dedication to clients and her ability to manage at all levels of complexity. She builds a strong relationship with each client that she works with to not only makes the project more enjoyable, but it is also an essential part of ensuring a project’s success. Her electrical engineering expertise ensures that power systems are precisely designed and properly constructed in the field. Sara’s design focus is to incorporate sustainability into every project, from daylighting strategies to the design of photovoltaic systems for on-site power generation. Her background in lighting design allows her to apply the highest aesthetic standards, so that the lighting reflect the building’s character to enhance it, not overpower it.

  • Principal, Washington, DC

    Bill has been a passionate advocate for climate, green building and environmental policy for decades, and is recognized as a national leader in green building, urban sustainable development and climate planning and programs. Bill has a diverse career background—including spearheading green building and climate policy for the District of Columbia government, project management for a renewable energy company, construction management for a deep green design/build firm, sales for a green building supply company, and, in the early part of his career, environmental journalism for two national magazines. This uniquely varied background has allowed Bill to gain expertise in sustainability and climate planning, programs, and policy development, green building strategies and solutions, and renewable energy deployment. Having worked in all sectors—private, government and non-profit—he understands the challenges of budgets, time limitations, and the need for effective and efficient project delivery.

    Bill’s extensive work on green building, energy, and climate mitigation and adaptation has earned him multiple awards including a Living Building Challenge Hero Award (from the International Living Future Institute) and a BOLD Award at Greenbuild in 2015. Bill has substantial technical knowledge in green building, climate change, and neighborhood-scale sustainable development, but also thrives on the softer skills of project management, visionary big picture thinking, writing, and public outreach and communication. He uses this suite of skills to translate technical knowledge and information into plans and policies that citizens can understand and use to promote the greater well-being of people and our planet.

  • 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.