Insights Categorized: Project News

A is for Advocacy: LBC’s Red List Vetting Pushes for Transparency

October 8, 2017

Recently graduated from a liberal arts institution, my ideas of advocacy were strong but limited.  I began my time at Integral Group as the sustainability intern who was certain advocacy only meant pressure through political and social avenues. With this strong belief, I felt skeptical of the Living Building Challenge intent for economic “good,” until…

Low Carbon

CARBON CORNER: Accelerating Low-Carbon Design

August 17, 2017

Integral Group’s mission is to accelerate the shift towards environmentally responsive design by making sustainable buildings and communities. One net zero/net positive building at a time is awesome but won’t get us where we need to be to reverse the effects of climate change.  Through our consulting practice, we focus on low carbon and resilience…

District Energy 101

District Energy 101: 7 Steps to Success

June 9, 2017

District energy systems are becoming increasingly common, particularly in North America. Traditionally, district energy systems have provided heating options only, but increasing global temperatures have given rise to the demand for campus-scale systems that can provide heating as well as cooling options. Integral Group is leading the industry with innovative solutions and approaches with the…


September 20, 2016

Kevin Hydes, CEO of Integral Group, was invited alongside an intimate group of global leaders and champions to a special reception celebrating the 10th anniversary of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. Many of those present are mayors of the world’s megacities who are leading the battle against climate change, working closely through collaboration and sharing…

Paris Agreement

April 22, 2016

We’re very excited to see over 150 parties heading to the UN headquarters in New York on Earth Day to sign the Paris Agreement into effect, we only needed 55 for it to be ratified, this overwhelming support on the day the agreement opens up for signatures is an amazing next step. The world is…

Launch of COP21 Insights Paper

March 11, 2016

The launch of Elementa’s COP21 Insights Paper took place at our 4th Annual Ecobuild Lunch and is now available to download. Through this paper we are seeking to increase engagement and encourage action to reverse climate change. The window of time to mitigate and halt irreversible climate change is rapidly closing. It is our belief…

COP21 – Elementa Consulting Joins UKGBC in Climate Pledge

December 18, 2015

The climate negotiations (COP21) in Paris were a vital turning point in the global commitment to limit climate change below extremely dangerous levels. UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) catalyzed and consolidated private and public sector action to ensure a positive outcome from COP21. These commitments will lead to significant collective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions,…

Total Carbon Study

“The Total Carbon Study” Published

November 13, 2015

Image Courtesy of DPR Construction Integral Group is pleased to announce the publication of “The Total Carbon Study” with partners StopWaste.Org, Ecological Building Network, Siegel & Strain, and DPR Construction. The white paper can be downloaded on the Ecological Building Network project page: The research will be presented at Greenbuild Conference & Expo as…

Watch Addlestone Regeneration project come to life in video

October 29, 2015

We have been proudly working on the Addlestone Regeneration project, a Bouygues scheme, which is now in construction. The video displays the new town centre which will provide Addlestone town centre with a vibrant new leisure and retail hub. The development includes; A 100 bed Premier Inn with restaurant facilities, 20-30,000 sqft food store, 190…

CBE Comfort Chair

CBE Comfort Chair Arrives at Elementa

October 28, 2015

This week Elementa’s London office took delivery of an important package from our colleagues in California – a prototype chair with the potential to slash office energy consumption and give every occupant their ideal thermal environment. The CBE ‘Personal Comfort System’ was developed as a research project by the Center for the Built Environment at…

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