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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…

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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