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Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) is the nation’s peak industry body for facilities management. FMA serves and promotes the interests of those who create, operate, and maintain Australia's built environment. A primary focus of FMA is to ensure that the needs of facilities managers are understood and considered in government and business policy formulation and decision-making. FMA's annual conference Ideaction.2020... Read more

Around the world, companies are making pledges to rapidly decarbonize. Battery storage will help make those promises reality.

While the building industry continues to strive for Net Zero Energy goals, recent policies requiring all-electric building design are shifting the focus away from energy and onto carbon emissions. It is now more important than ever to consider how buildings will integrate with the carbon emissions goals with an ever-changing electrical grid. One key to grid integration i... Read more

Integral Group is proud to be listed in this year's Engineering News-Record (ENR)’s 2020 Top 500 Design Firms, moving to #183 up from #220 in 2019. Integral Group also ranked #36 on ENR’s Top 50 Designers in International Markets sublist, up from #42 in 2019. The annual Top 500 Design Firms list features peers and partners encompassing all design firms including architects, engineers, engineer-contractors, environmental engineers, geotechnical engineers, landsca... Read more
The engineering sector is one of the most significant industries in the world, affecting economies, environment and human health. As new research and innovation cause changes in architectural and environmental design, sustainable energy strategies, and occupant behaviour, keeping abreast of the most up to date trends and information can be challenging. Elementa have curated a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme to deliver a range of these important subjects relevant to designing sustainable buildings for any organisation work... Read more

Improving the environmental impact of the built environment has become a priority in the fight against the climate crisis.

Greenhouse gas emissions responsible for global warming - or carbon emissions - must be reduced dramatically and rapidly. The industry has long focused on operational carbon but has ignored embodied carbon emissions related to the rest of the life cycle stages of buildings – especially in building services (MEP) engineering. To make well-informed decisions to help mitigate global war... Read more
The Integral Group Climate Policy and Planning Team has released a set of recommendations for COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Package - Policy Recommendations for a Deep Green Recovery in Canada. This brief document represents an effort to join forces with advocacy organizations across Canada interested in seeing an economic recovery that simultaneously realizes our goals of fostering a low-carbon and resilient sector. The recommendations advocate for the growth of a green workforce and covers the building, energy, and transportation sectors. ... Read more

The term Net Zero is gaining traction globally – but what does it mean to be truly Net Zero?

Born from challenges of different local standards and approaches to this question, Elementa Consulting initiated the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) in 2017 to change London’s Energy Policy, a system that was failing to keep up with a rapidly decarbonizing electricity grid. Through determination and collaboration, LETI’s 3-year journey led to publishing it... Read more