News & Events for Austin


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... 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 reputation risks. Principa... Read more
2020-05-22

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

2020-04-08

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
2020-03-27

District energy systems are gaining momentum across the globe.

As traditional “heating-only” systems no longer meet current needs, Integral Group has developed innovative, “next generation” district energy solutions that offer stellar environmental performance.

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2020-03-02
The 2019 Austin Green Award winning projects were announced recognizing projects in Austin, Texas that have made outstanding achievements in sustainable design and innovation. The first of its kind in Austin, these awards aim to raise the bar for future project conception and their approach to ever-changing environmental, social, and health concerns. To further serve their mission, the awards ceremony set a goal of zero-waste for the event and achieved 99% diversion from landfills through reuse, recy... Read more
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