Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Integral Group has recently become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, an association of colleges and universities working to create a sustainable world. Through its membership in AASHE, Integral Group will be able to better understand and assist higher education institutions in advancing their sustainability initiatives.
Integral Group provides mechanical, electrical and sustainable consulting services every year to innovative and inspiring campus projects across the globe. AASHE enables colleges and universities to meet their sustainability goals by providing specialized resources, professional development, and a network for sharing information about sustainability products and services.
“We are delighted to have Integral Group on board and participating in the campus sustainability community,” said Paul Rowland, executive director of AASHE. “Their involvement in AASHE demonstrates a commitment to working with higher education to create a just and sustainable future for all.”
Among AASHE’s major programs is the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), which provides higher education with a standardized, comprehensive self-assessment instrument. With STARS as a roadmap or guide, institutions can select meaningful and appropriate pathways to sustainability while conserving valuable resources, mitigating global warming, and building healthier communities. Another major program that AASHE supports is the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment.
About Integral Group:
Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. The organization provides a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields. Integral has offices and affiliates throughout North America and around the world.
Integral Group currently has 24 LEED® Platinum Certified projects, 26 Net Zero and four Living Building Challenge projects in design and construction. To learn more please visit http://www.integralgroup.com.
Integral Group’s sustainable “firsts:”
AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. Its mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. It does this by providing resources, professional development, and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research.
AASHE defines sustainability in an inclusive way, encompassing human and ecological health, social justice, secure livelihoods, and a better world for all generations. AASHE is a member-driven, independent 501(c)(3).