Integrative Innovations, LLC

About

Passion. Expertise. Drive.

 

Bio

 
 

Principal + Consulting Engineer

Don Saal

PE, CGD, LEED AP BD+C

Don works with owners and design teams early in design to set goals and establish a framework for incorporating sustainability strategies into all aspects of the project design and operation. He has dedicated his career to the advancement of high-performance buildings and responsible design with a specific emphasis on integrative design process engineering (IDPE) to achieve net-zero energy buildings. This focus has a specific emphasis on the design and analysis of large scale vertical and horizontal geoexchange systems and improved existing building energy performance through deep energy retrofits. Don has significant experience in the design and construction of mechanical systems through his work as an engineer for mechanical contractors and as a consulting engineer for commercial, industrial, and educational clients.

Don is also a seasoned speaker with various presentations at the USGBC Colorado Rocky Mountain Green Conference, ASHRAE Annual Conference, World Energy Engineering Congress, and the International Ground Source Heat Pump Association Technical Conference.

 

Education

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering, 2004

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Licenses

Professional Engineer – Colorado
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Professional Engineer – Minnesota
Minnesota Board of AELSLAGID

LEED AP BD+C
USGBC

Certified Geoexchange Designer (CGD)
Association of Energy Engineers

Activities & Affiliations

USGBC CO Board of Directors
Jan 2013 – Dec 2016

USGBC CO Green Schools Initiative
Jan 2013 – Dec 2013

ASHRAE Member


Testimonials


 
The first word that comes to my mind about Don is—drive. As soon as a conversation turns to subjects like sustainability and integrated design process Don’s passion and enthusiasm revs to another gear. He has thought deeply about how we design and engineer buildings and he is eager to push the envelope and develop better ways of working together. Serving on the USGBC CO Board with Don, including his year as chair, I saw the power of a driven leader. Don’s energy inspires others to join in the task at hand.
— Kent Freed, RLA, AIA | Principal, PLOT Project, LLC