Kevin Hydes

Kevin Hydes

A pioneer of sustainable building systems’ design, Kevin’s commitment to advancing its cause began over 20 years ago with one of the earliest examples of innovative, green design, the C.K. Choi Building at the University of British Colombia.  This is one of the early seeds planted by sustainable design pioneers, who forged new standards for healthy design, construction and operations.  Completed prior to the development of USGBC and Canadian Green Building Councils’ LEED Rating Systems, this project serves as an inspiration for future sustainable developments and the foundation for many of the currently adopted principles of sustainable design. Since then, Kevin has led teams to achieve the highest building ratings, from LEED Platinum to net zero and beyond, on such significant projects as the Packard Foundation project, which introduced the idea of Net-Zero and Living Buildings to the industry at large.

In 2009, Kevin founded Integral Group to bring together a new breed of leaders, who are inspired to develop deep green solutions for buildings and communities, globally.  Kevin views Integral Group as an agent of change, a catalyst.  By bringing together this diverse group of innovators, doers, and researchers – together with their clients – Integral Group is united through an inspired vision that every building can be green, and should be greener.  Through innovation with replication, Integral Group is dedicated to delivering triple bottom line solutions for their clients’ clients, and most importantly for our environment.