Integrated Design Group has announced that Mark Monroe will join the firm as chief technology advisor. An expert in corporate sustainability, data center efficiency, and multiple aspects of information technology (IT), Monroe will help Integrated Design Group maintain technological leadership in the design of data centers. Through this relationship, he will enhance the firm’s ability to work with clients to provide innovative designs with creative project solutions. In addition to his work with Integrated Design Group, Monroe will continue his duties as executive director of the data center industry non-profit consortium, The Green Grid.

With more than 28 years of experience in the IT industry, Monroe specializes in sustainability and energy efficiency during the design and operation phases of technology-related projects. Monroe will be charged with advising Integrated Design Group on their technology practice and ensuring cross-practice standardization.

“As executive director of The Green Grid, Mark is in touch with the latest energy saving solutions to data center design and with the companies that are embracing these technologies. He is a renowned expert in this industry and will help us maintain our standing as a leader in the design of data centers,” said Robert Stein AIA, LEED AP, principal with Integrated Design Group. “Mark brings a unique perspective from both the IT and facility standpoint that will be invaluable to our clients. We are thrilled he has joined us and look forward to continued and enhanced growth with him on our team.”

Monroe is currently on the board of directors for the Center for ReSource Conservation, and the sustainability advisory boards for the University of Colorado and local Colorado governments. His IT background includes experience in data center design and operations, application and system design, service level management, process design and analysis, professional services, sales, government and commercial program management, and outsourcing management. In addition, he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Master Black Belt. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of errors and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. A black belt and master black belt are the highest achievable levels through this certification vehicle.

“I am very excited to step into the role of chief technology advisor for Integrated Design Group,” says Monroe. “I am in complete support of their strategy to pair engineers and architects together at the start of the design process in order to streamline budget and scheduling costs, and to increase efficiencies. The firm is on the brink of some very interesting developments in data center design and I am happy to be on the team as these ideas are further developed.”