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Integral Group Announces Australian Leadership Succession Plan

Aug 02, 2021

Integral Group is pleased to announce that Andrew Oxley has been promoted to Regional Director, Operations, Asia Pacific as a part of Integral Group Australia’s business succession strategy for Andrew Mather and Dominic Lai’s retirement at the end of 2021. Both Andrew and Dominic have made significant contributions to the business and workplace success of…

Integral Group Renews Global Just.℠ 2.0 Label

Jul 29, 2021

Integral Group announces global Just.℠ 2.0 label renewal with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The ILFI Just.℠ 2.0 label is a voluntary platform that serves as a transparency tool for organizations to publicly disclose operational performance in six categories covering: Diversity & Inclusion Equity Employee Health Employee Benefits Stewardship Purchasing & Supply Chain These performance…

A Decade of Displacement Ventilation

Jul 23, 2021

As people across the United States evaluate their return-to-office plans, companies are considering all that has been learned about aerosolized viruses and how to keep employees safe. One approach that Integral Group has been using for over a decade to improve indoor air quality and thermal comfort that may offer a holistic solution to reduce…

Passive House in Practice: High Efficiency in Higher Education

Jul 14, 2021

Passive House is a standard for efficiency, resulting in ultra-low energy buildings, particularly in heating or cooling. Passive House principles bring great value to higher education institutions, with a wide range of benefits including incentives for occupants; more comfortable learning environments, specially designed and purpose-oriented spaces, and eco-friendly credentials that draw in and retain sustainably…

The Best of Higher Education Projects Down Under

Jul 14, 2021

Integral Group continues to set new sustainability standards in higher education projects and schools around the globe. From recent Carbon Neutral Infrastructure Analysis at the University of Michigan, to designing the UK’s first PassivHaus Plus Certified True Net Zero School, Hackbridge Primary. In Australia, higher education project excellence continues in the design of facilities achieving…

Integral Group Congratulates PCA National Mentoring Program Appointments

Jul 14, 2021

Integral Group would like to congratulate Sustainability Consultants Kavita Gusain and Tatiana Schonhobel on their selection to participate in the 2021-2022 Property Council of Australia (PCA)’s National Mentoring Program. The 12-month PCA Mentoring Program offers industry professionals a unique opportunity to expand their professional networks and skillset in the building and construction industry. By attending…

From Concrete Jungle to Natural Greenery: a Q+A with Cherry Chan

Jul 01, 2021

Cherry Chan, Mechanical Engineer at Elementa Consulting, talks about her life-changing move across the globe, the excitement of seeing a building come to life and overcoming her parents’ concerns around a career in engineering. When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in engineering and what inspired you to do so? I studied…

Integral Group Celebrates GBCA Expert Reference Panel Appointments

Jun 29, 2021

The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) has announced the 2021 GBCA Expert Reference Panels. Integral Group is excited to announce the appointment of three Sustainability team members, Alex Krickx, Melissa Nouel, and Tatiana Schonhobel. The GBCA Expert Reference Panels assist with a defined topic of engagement. The GBCA appoints the panels which are made…

IG | VISION From Analysis to Reality: Bridging the Zero Carbon Procurement Gap Recording

Jun 24, 2021

Decarbonization is the future of the grid. But how do you turn a zero-carbon vision into a reality that is both optimized technically and financially as well? Join Sam Brooks and James Perakis as they discuss how to bridge the gap between design analysis, financial performance, and procurement. As a Design Analytics practice leader, James explains how his team designs and models…

Passive House Misconceptions, Busted!

Jun 21, 2021

Our team has heard every myth in the book when it comes to Passive House design, so Sustainability Consultant, Tom Hubbard in our Melbourne practice, compiled the top five most common Passive House misconceptions and busted them! MYTH: Passive House is only for residential buildings Despite the name, Integral Group has successfully realized Passive House…

Integral Group Releases 2020 CSER Report

Jun 15, 2021

Integral Group is proud to release its 2020 Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Report (“CSER Report”). This is the fourth publicly released annual report on Integral’s commitment to the planet and its people through its global operations. The Report includes an introduction to the firm, its values, and shares CSER performance data for the 2020…

Sonoma Academy | LBC Zero Carbon + Petal Certified

Jun 09, 2021

The Sonoma Academy Janet Durgin Guild + Commons project has received the first-ever Living Building Challenge (LBC) Zero Carbon Certification in California and is the first project to be both Zero Carbon and Petal Certified (Energy, Materials, Equity, Beauty) by International Living Future Institute. Petal Certified projects also integrate Civilized Environment and Biophilic Environment Imperatives.…

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