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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…

Combating Environmental Justice Disparities in Sunset Park, Brooklyn at AIA/ACSA INTERSECTIONS

Sep 24, 2021

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are hosting the second annual joint AIA/ACSA INTERSECTIONS Research Conference dedicated to the INTERSECTION of Education, Research and Practice. This 2.5-day virtual conference will include dynamic presentations of current research and keynotes and sessions offering new ideas, models for practice,…

Integral Group Projects Win ENR California Best Project Awards

Sep 03, 2021

Integral Group is pleased to share that multiple projects have been recognized by Engineering News-Record’s 2021 Best Project Awards in the California and Hawaii region. Every year, Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognizes exceptional projects in several categories, as judged by a jury of specialists and experts in the construction industry. Integral Group is proud to have…

Campus at Horton – Transforming Downtown San Diego (…again!)

Sep 03, 2021

Greenbuild International Conference & Expo is made up of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and more, including project tours to give attendees an arms-length look at sustainable design in practice. Integral Group Principal Calina Ferraro will be leading a tour of our Horton Plaza Redevelopment project, an 840,000 ft² renovation and expansion of an existing underused shopping…

Breathing Easy in a Post-COVID Environment

Aug 30, 2021

With the renewed focus on increasing ventilation rates, natural ventilation specialist, Thomas Bamber, discusses how to strike a balance between airflow and comfort – in winter and summer. Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash As an HVAC engineer who keeps descriptions of what I do fairly lean, it’s bizarre how ventilation systems are suddenly such…

IG | VISION From Analysis to Reality: Bridging the Zero Carbon Procurement Gap Recording

Jun 24, 2021

Decarbonization is the future of the grid. But how do you turn a zero-carbon vision into a reality that is both optimized technically and financially as well? Join Sam Brooks and James Perakis as they discuss how to bridge the gap between design analysis, financial performance, and procurement. As a Design Analytics practice leader, James explains how his team designs and models…

Design Analytics | Your Questions, Answered

May 12, 2021

Design analytics optimizes 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 modeling.There were…

IG | VISION Climate Resilience + Social Equity | Event Recording

Apr 23, 2021

What role does the built environment play in social equity, community wellness, and climate resilience? Increasingly, the conversation about climate resilience is converging with a rising awareness around social justice and equity, as well as the health and wellness of our communities around the world. Owners, architects, civic institutions, and engineering and consulting experts have…

David Barker Presents at Zak World of Façades 2020

Sep 08, 2020

Started in 2012, the Zak World of Façades conference series has grown to become a globally renowned event promoting new concepts, best practices, and current trends in the building envelope segment. Keeping the Australian architectural community connected with the latest trends in façade design and engineering, Zak World of Façades is pleased to announce the…

David Barker presents at Ideaction.Virtual

May 29, 2020

The COVID-19 global pandemic has created a paradigm shift in the built environment. While our recent focus was trending towards occupant health and wellness in the workplace, it is clear we need to explore this once more under a new lens. With state and federal governments preparing to ease social distancing restrictions, the focus of many businesses is shifting to the safe and successful re-entry of their staff to the workplace.
While the Australian Government and industry bodies continue to produce guidelines for safe work practices, it can be difficult for building owners, landlords and operators to navigate the shifting advice and feel confident they’ve done everything they can for tenants.
At Umow Lai and Integral Group, we’ve established a global team tasked with scouring rapidly evolving research and advice from governments, institutions and industry bodies around the world. Through this exercise, we’ve developed a framework that can assist in the development of workplace re-entry strategies, with considerations that go beyond distancing and cleaning to answer questions such as “Which areas of my floorplan present the lowest airborne infection risk?” and “How do I manage infection risk in lifts?”.

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…

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