Insights


The Best of Higher Education Projects Down Under

15 July, 2021

Integral Group continues to set new sustainability standards in higher education projects and schools around the globe. From recent Carbon Neutral Infrastructure Analysis at the University of Michigan, to designing the UK’s first PassivHaus Plus Certified True Net Zero School, Hackbridge Primary. In Australia, higher education project excellence continues in the design of facilities achieving…

From Concrete Jungle to Natural Greenery: a Q+A with Cherry Chan

01 July, 2021

Cherry Chan, Mechanical Engineer at Elementa Consulting, talks about her life-changing move across the globe, the excitement of seeing a building come to life and overcoming her parents’ concerns around a career in engineering. When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in engineering and what inspired you to do so? I studied…

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

24 June, 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…

Passive House Misconceptions, Busted!

23 June, 2021

Our team has heard every myth in the book when it comes to Passive House design, so Sustainability Consultant, Tom Hubbard in our Melbourne practice, compiled the top five most common Passive House misconceptions and busted them! MYTH: Passive House is only for residential buildings Despite the name, Integral Group have successfully realized Passive House…

Elementa Consulting Release 2020 CSER Report

15 June, 2021

Elementa Consulting, a member of Integral Group, are proud to release their 2020 Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility Report (“CSER Report”). This is the fourth publicly released annual report on Integral’s commitment to the planet and people through its global operations. The Report includes an introduction to the firm, its values, and shares CSER performance…

Elementa Consulting Achieve Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (Scopes 1 and 2)

11 May, 2021

Elementa Consulting, member of Integral Group, announce that it has achieved net zero carbon emissions for Scopes 1 and 2 per the requirements of the World Green Building Council (WGBC)’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in 2018, Integral Group became a founding signatory of the WGBC’s Net Zero…

IG | VISION Climate Resilience + Social Equity | Event Recording

23 April, 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…

Assessing Connectivity in Digital Buildings

07 April, 2021

How do building owners guarantee their investment provides exceptional digital experiences for their tenants? A digital connectivity and technology review or WiredScore rating could help. What is WiredScore? A WiredScore rating is a global digital connectivity rating scheme, working with landlords to assess, improve, benchmark and promote their buildings. How does it work? By benchmarking…

7 Questions Australian Primary Schools Have About Electrification

07 April, 2021

Integral Group is rewriting the rules for sustainable buildings and precincts around the globe. Schools are the perfect environment to implement sustainable design solutions as they are an important part of any community and learning environments for the next generation. In this Integral Insight, Associate Principal Hugh Wilson answers some key questions asked by school…

Elementa Presents Hackbridge: The UK’s First Passivhaus Plus & Net Zero Energy School

01 April, 2021

Graham Day presented Elementa’s work with Hackbridge Primary School to professionals within the built environment industry at a webinar run by New London Architecture (NLA). The webinar explored the role that design plays in providing an educational space that is adaptable to the needs of the user. To achieve Net Zero, Passivhaus building envelope insulation…

Elementa Consulting Celebrate International Women’s Day 2021

07 March, 2021

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…

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