Your integrated design team

The key to an effective integrated design process is the design team. A well-chosen team provides good planning, focused leadership and professional expertise required to produce a highly energy-efficient building.

To be comprehensive, the best practice is to include representatives from every aspect of the project. We have compiled a table below summarizing the major roles and responsibilities of the key stakeholders typically involved in an integrated design process. The size, complexity, and specialization of the project will suggest the kinds of additional experts you may require. Like all contributors to the integrated design process, their suggestions and requirements should be incorporated at the earliest phases of design. Ideally, team members should be experts in their fields with experience in energy-efficient building design, but also be able to see beyond their own areas and see how all systems are inter-related.

Key players in an integrated design process