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Design Analytics | Your Questions, Answered

May 12,2021

Design analytics optimises the performance of districts, enhances the quality of space between buildings, develops climate responsive building skins, and drives whole building performance. At our IG VISION webinar in June 2020, David Barker talked us through the ins and out of design analytics drawing on his extensive experience with comprehensive analysis and empirical modelling.There…

Creating Technology Magic at Magic Johnson Park + Community Center

Apr 20,2021

Phase 1A of the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Recreation Area Master Plan was the first of six to completely renovate and expand the existing 104-acre site into a 120-acre recreational area. Integral Group provided mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology services to this project. In this interview, Associate Gislene Weig reveals the “magic” behind this highly coordinated…

PODCAST: Climate Change Mitigation – Step 1 with Louise Hamot

Nov 10,2020

Following the release of the “Refrigerants & Environmental Impacts: A Best Practice Guide” lead author Louise Hamot, Integral’s Global Lead of Life Cycle Research, discusses the impact refrigerants have on the environment and how the guide can help professionals mitigate these effects. Related articles Refrigerants & Environmental Impacts: A Best Practice Guide IG | VISION…

COVID and the Commercial Workplace: Now, Next and Future

Oct 16,2020

Decisions made in years gone by are determining whether office buildings can react easily, rapidly, and cost-effectively to COVID today, adapt to the next normal, and be reimagined for the future. The implications for the integration between building skin and systems are profound. Ever since COVID-19 swept the globe our immediate and collective focus has…

Passion for the Future of Green Building

Apr 22,2020

Sustainability Consultant Melissa Nouel in Sydney discusses why she made a career switch from architecture, the importance of the building life cycle and trends she hopes to see in green building. Why are you so passionate about working in sustainability? My interest in sustainability started in 2010 during the BP oil spill in the Gulf…

Climate Innovation Forum 2019

Jul 10,2019

The built environment must prevent rising carbon fast as climate emergency is declared. Today a BBC news headline declared “The UK has been dealt a ‘brutal reality check’ on its climate change ambitions” from environmentalists. The story highlights that the government’s official climate change advisers are warning ministers that they are failing to cut emissions…

The Strand Palace Hotel, Full Of Stories Is Now Back-On-Top

Jun 25,2019

The Glory Days The Strand Palace hotel has had a long and colourful history. During the 1930’s it became an art-deco showcase, boasting an eye-catching entrance now on display at the V&A museum, 980 bedrooms and coal fired steam boilers salvaged from World War I battleships. The Winter Garden restaurant seated over 500 guests under…

Daylight Hour 2.0

Jun 10,2019

We already know saving electricity is not only good economical sense, but also positively impacts the environment by reducing green house gas emissions that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere further adding to the already delicate state of our planet. However, there is another, just as important reason to switch off lights and bask in…

INTEGRAL INSIGHT: Urban Land Institute 2019 Spring Meeting Recap

May 13,2019

Principal Brenden McEneaney was invited to Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting in Nashville. Here are some of his key takeaways from the thought leaders in real estate and urban development. The Music Hasn’t Stopped…Yet The US industry has been in “extra innings” this cycle for a while. Leading economists project stable, average growth through 2021…

“The Corral” Energy Infrastructure of the Future

May 06,2019

The Land Art Generator provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes. Erica Mak of Integral Group and Jaroslav Dedic of D’Ambrosio Architecture +…

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