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Protecting One Planet: COP26 in Review

Nov 24, 2021

As COP26 comes to a close, the Elementa team considers what’s next. From the imminent energy crisis to the need to design buildings for tomorrow’s climate, what’s clear at every level is that rapid change must happen now. Brian Goldsmith, Regional Director, UK + Europe on the power of people… COP26 is over and the…

Integral Group Projects Win Austin Green Awards

Nov 09, 2021

Integral Group is proud to announce that two projects were recognized as recipients of 2021 Austin Green Awards. These awards highlight next generation projects that respond to rapidly evolving environmental, social, and health imperatives with sustainably inspired initiatives. Two of the six projects recognized this year are Integral projects. DPR Construction’s Austin Office at the Foundry…

ASHRAE Global Headquarters Receives ENR Excellence in Sustainability Award

Nov 09, 2021

The Engineering News-Record ENR Southeast Region has announced the winners of the Excellence in Safety and Sustainability Awards, naming Integral Group project ASHRAE Global Headquarters as the recipient of the Excellence in Sustainability Award. These awards recognize projects with exemplary sustainability and safety attributes, worthy of emulation by industry peers. Integral Group provided MEP, energy…

Building Better Things – Beyond the Age of Incrementalism at GBCSA

Oct 29, 2021

Through the years, the annual GBCSA Green Building Convention has led discussions in South Africa around promoting sustainable changes in the built environment. Since GBCSA’s inception in 2007, the changes in the green building sector have been incremental, and also exponential. From Dare to Lead; the Race to Zero; Beyond – Shaping Cities of Tomorrow…

Powering the Grid: How Are We Going to Electrify America? | DBIACon

Oct 27, 2021

The 2021 Design-Build Conference and Expo (DBIACon) is Design-Build Institute of America’s premier event for networking and making the new owner and industry connections with five tracks of timely and targeted education created to provide real-world resources to win and deliver Design-Build Done Right® projects. Conference sessions will be delivered by industry leaders with impressive…

Using Semantic Data Models to create Smarter Buildings

Oct 27, 2021

Modern smart buildings seek to enhance the energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and indoor air quality. Building owners and facility managers can reduce costs through energy savings across unoccupied spaces by automatically turning off lights and air conditioning services. To enable these opportunities through data-driven insights, it is necessary to collect and manage all data from…

LETI Launch Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide

Oct 21, 2021

A new guide has been published which aims to address the crucial issue of upgrading existing homes to meet net zero carbon targets. The Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide was launched by LETI on 21st October and follows the launch of its Climate Emergency Design Guide for new buildings last year. Our new Climate Emergency Retrofit…

Beyond Buildings Report Released by WorldGBC

Oct 20, 2021

Beyond Buildings, a report issued by the World Green Building Council, with direction and authorship from Integral Group’s Global Lead of Life Cycle Research Louise Hamot and Director, Global Sustainability Richard Palmer, identifies opportunities for how an integrated approach to the whole built environment is essential to deliver change commensurate with the commitments of the…

A Study of Microgrids – Design for Cost vs Design for Resilience | Getting to Zero 2021

Oct 11, 2021

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. It brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand…

Urban Energy Analytics for Cost-Effective Decarbonization Planning | Getting to Zero 2021

Oct 11, 2021

The Getting to Zero Forum is the premier event dedicated to zero energy and zero carbon buildings. With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and around the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. It brings together the world’s leading experts to share best practice approaches to reducing energy demand…

All In: Making a Zero-Carbon Commitment | Building Lasting Change 2021

Oct 11, 2021

Building Lasting Change returns this October, with a new online program. For Canada to meet its new 2030 carbon targets, the building sector must be united in its commitment and actions. We have a significant role to play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping Canada meet its international obligations under the Paris Accord. To…

Converting Offices into Lab Spaces at SLCAN Sustainable Laboratory Conference

Oct 07, 2021

The 2021 SLCan Sustainable Laboratory Conference is a Canadian national forum focused on strengthening the sustainable laboratory community and sharing knowledge, promoting innovation and best practices, as well as providing a platform for strategic thinking and discussion on the challenges and opportunities related to these assets. SLCan Sustainable Laboratory Virtual Conference will take place October…

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