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2022-03-14

Integral Group proudly supports the Carbon Leadership Forum as a signatory member of the MEP 2040 Challenge. To address the impact of the built environment on climate change, systems engineers have a critical role to play in both operational and embodied carbon and need to embrace a whole life carbon approach to MEP design. While low operational carbon and passive design measures have been a… Read more⇒

2021-10-21

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 Guide sets out what good retrofit looks like for existing… Read more⇒

2021-09-20

Integral Group releases its Zero Carbon Operations (ZCO) Implementation Plan in line with the updated World Green Building Council's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (The Commitment). In June 2018, Integral Group was a founding signatory of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB) Commitment. In 2020, after three years of data collection, meticulous analysis, and research, Integral Group successfully achieved net-zero… Read more⇒

2021-09-17

Autodesk University (AU) is the design and make conference for innovators everywhere who reimagine possible. This year Autodesk invites thousands of participants worldwide to advance their careers and grow their businesses with 350+ sessions across architecture, engineering, construction, design, manufacturing, and media and entertainment.   AU will take place on October 5, 2021, and is entirely free. “Climate change is a health, safety, and welfare crisis.… Read more⇒

2021-03-05

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women – while also marking a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. IWD is not a country,… Read more⇒

2021-01-07

Elementa Consulting, member of Integral Group, was commissioned by The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) in 2020 to develop a methodology for calculating the embodied carbon of MEP systems often left undiscussed in current embodied carbon discussions. This guidance, co-authored by Global Lead of Life Cycle Research Louise Hamot and Associate Clara Bagenal George will be published as CIBSE Technical Memorandum (TM) 65.… Read more⇒

2021-01-06

Integral Group is pleased to announce the promotion of Brian Goldsmith to the role of Regional Director, Europe + United Kingdom. CEO William Overturf, in celebrating this leadership change, noted, “I am pleased to congratulate Brian Goldsmith on his promotion to Regional Director, Europe + United Kingdom. Brian has successfully led both the London and Oxford offices as Managing Principal and recently took on the… Read more⇒

2020-10-29

How can we enhance the patient experience through design? Design analytics tools are becoming increasingly powerful in shaping the form, orientation, and façade configuration of healthcare buildings to improve occupant amenity while maintaining focus on environmental performance. Join James Gungl and David Barker as they explore a patient-centered design optimizing the internal environment for a recent 80,000 m² hospital project. Gain leading-edge insights from recent… Read more⇒

2020-06-10

Principals David Glossop and Rob Harris discuss the now, next, and future of the hotel industry. This presentation discusses the physical realities of getting hotels back into use and opened safely and successfully. How the current shift in occupancy restrictions and demand affects both short and long-term operations in our industry for developers, management & operational teams, and users. And how we can mitigate the… Read more⇒

2020-06-04

Today’s designs pursue lofty performance goals for people, place, and planet. How can analytics support these goals while minimizing cost and complexity? Shaping the built environment involves a broad range of design considerations – from resource efficiency and green infrastructure to urban amenity and occupant satisfaction. Early intervention informed by targeted analytics can unlock high-performance design and protect stakeholders from costly retrofits, program delays, and… Read more⇒

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