Insights


Scale ZNE: Technologies Needing Growth

Jun 15,2017

Many of our initial zero net energy buildings revolved around a few key design goals: eliminate the compressor and keep it all electric. At the time, this resulted in pushing the limits of cooling tower systems, making cold water at night, using warmer temperature water (55F to 60F) through chilled beams, radiant slabs, or displacement systems.…

District Energy 101: 7 Steps to Success

Jun 09,2017

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…

The True Value of Zero Net Energy Buildings

Jun 08,2017

At Integral Group, we make every effort to guide our clients towards their greatest potential in sustainable design. Throughout California, there is major buzz around Zero Net Energy (ZNE) buildings. The Vision of Zero Net Energy For some, ZNE is about saving energy, avoiding carbon emissions, and balancing the energy used on a site with…

C40 CITIES: 10 YEARS OF RESULTS

Sep 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

Apr 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

Mar 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

Dec 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,…

“The Total Carbon Study” Published

Nov 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: http://www.ecobuildnetwork.org/projects/total-carbon-study The research will be presented at Greenbuild Conference & Expo as…

Addlestone Regeneration Project Comes to Life

Oct 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 Arrives at Elementa

Oct 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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