Insights Categorized: Thought Leadership


5 Reasons Vacuum Toilets Are the Future of Healthcare

Apr 23,2021

As we look for ways to save increasingly finite resources, build more sustainable structures, and design hygienic and safe environments, will vacuum toilets become more prominent in the built environment? Vacuum toilets are not new. They have been around since the 1950s in the aeronautical and marine industries, but the features and benefits of vacuum…

7 Questions Australian Primary Schools Have About Electrification

Mar 17,2021

Integral Group is rewriting the rules for sustainable buildings and precincts around the globe. Schools are the perfect environment to implement sustainable design solutions as they are an important part of any community and learning environments for the next generation. In this Integral Insight, Associate Principal Hugh Wilson answers some key questions asked by school…

Assessing Connectivity in Digital Buildings

Mar 15,2021

How do building owners guarantee their investment provides exceptional digital experiences for their tenants? A digital connectivity and technology review or WiredScore rating could help. What is WiredScore? A WiredScore rating is a global digital connectivity rating scheme, working with landlords to assess, improve, benchmark and promote their buildings. How does it work? By benchmarking…

PODCAST: World Green Building Week + Taking Action with Clara Bagenal George

Sep 25,2020

Join us in an interview with Clara Bagenal George, founder of LETI, recent winner of the AJ100 Sustainability Champion of the Year award, and Associate at Elementa Consulting, as she discusses the importance of taking action during World Green Building Week and beyond. Related articles Clara Bagenal George and Clare Murry Win AJ100 Sustainability Champion…

LEED’s Path to Office Re-entry

Jul 31,2020

USGBC offers up to four credits that layout strategies and best practices for our new normal in the office. I love leveraging the excellent work already done by other experts who have thought long and hard about whatever it is I’m researching. When I worked as a sustainability manager for a luxury hotel, I mined…

Understanding Public Private Partnerships in Australia

Jun 29,2020

Over the years, Umow Lai, a member of Integral Group, has developed an integrated approach and delivery of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) in Australia, specializing in healthcare facility projects. Read Elizabeth Coe’s take on the PPP process and why having an experienced team is essential for success. The Devil is in the Details – Unpacking PPP…

After COVID-19: What Next for Residential Developments?

Jun 10,2020

Principals and residential sector leaders David Glossop and Rob Harris offer their insights on what to expect from the industry post-COVID-19 The Existing Challenges There are two factors to consider about the future of the residential housing sector. Existing challenges, which COVID-19 has exacerbated, and changes made in residential design and delivery due to the…

The Art of Designing Performing Spaces

May 26,2020

With broad experience in the performing arts industry, Simon Austin, the newest Senior ICT / AV Consultant, is an exciting addition to the Melbourne ICT team. Read below as he reflects on his career and what it means to give life to performing arts spaces. What inspired you to join Umow Lai (a member of…

After COVID-19: What Next for the Hotel Sector?

May 26,2020

Principals and hotel sector leaders David Glossop and Rob Harris offer their insights on what to expect from the industry post-COVID-19 The hotel industry has been one of the hardest-hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of hotels have closed temporarily, if not for good. Those that remain open are recording record low occupancy. There are…

After COVID-19: What Next for Healthcare Estates?

Apr 22,2020

Carl McKenzie, Elementa Principal and Chairman of the Professional Development Committee with the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM), offers his views on the current and future state of the Healthcare Estates sector. Since its founding in 1948, the National Health Service has played a central role in UK society and our shared…

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