Chair and Founder
With over 30 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin Hydes has spent the past 20 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. He is internationally renowned as a leader in sustainable design, and for his contributions to the green building movement for which he was recognised with a USGBC Leadership Award in 2019.
As Integral Group’s founder and first CEO & President, Kevin established a reputation as an innovator, pioneer, and green business leader – growing the firm to more than 700 employees across 21 offices.
In his new role as Chair of Integral Group's board, Kevin is responsible for thought leadership, driving innovation across the firm, working with global clients on ground-breaking projects, and continuing to promote the values, vision and beliefs upon which he founded the firm.
Kevin served as the Chair of the USGBC for 2005-2006, was a founder and director of CanadaGBC and a former Chair of the WorldGBC. Furthermore, he has been an advisor to the Clinton Climate Advisory (known now as the C40) and an advisor to the Government of Singapore 2998-10. In 2019, he was also made a Freeman to the City of London due to his commitment and dedication to the construction community at large.