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PODCAST: Climate Change Mitigation – Step 1 with Louise Hamot

Nov 10,2020

Following the release of the “Refrigerants & Environmental Impacts: A Best Practice Guide” lead author Louise Hamot, Integral’s Global Lead of Life Cycle Research, discusses the impact refrigerants have on the environment and how the guide can help professionals mitigate these effects. Related articles Refrigerants & Environmental Impacts: A Best Practice Guide IG | VISION…

COVID and the Commercial Workplace: Now, Next and Future

Oct 20,2020

Decisions made in years gone by are determining whether office buildings can react easily, rapidly, and cost-effectively to COVID today, adapt to the next normal, and be reimagined for the future. The implications for the integration between building skin and systems are profound. Ever since COVID-19 swept the globe our immediate and collective focus has…

PODCAST: World Green Building Week + Taking Action with Clara Bagenal George

Sep 24,2020

Join us in an interview with Clara Bagenal George, founder of LETI, recent winner of the AJ100 Sustainability Champion of the Year award, and Associate at Elementa Consulting, as she discusses the importance of taking action during World Green Building Week and beyond. Related articles Clara Bagenal George and Clare Murry Win AJ100 Sustainability Champion…

After COVID-19: What Next for Residential Developments?

Jun 05,2020

Principals and residential sector leaders David Glossop and Rob Harris offer their insights on what to expect from the industry post-COVID-19 The Existing Challenges There are two factors to consider about the future of the residential housing sector. Existing challenges, which COVID-19 has exacerbated, and changes made in residential design and delivery due to the…

After COVID-19: What Next for the Hotel Sector?

May 22,2020

Principals and hotel sector leaders David Glossop and Rob Harris offer their insights on what to expect from the industry post-COVID-19 The hotel industry has been one of the hardest-hit from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hundreds of hotels have closed temporarily, if not for good. Those that remain open are recording record low occupancy. There are…

After COVID-19: What Next for Healthcare Estates?

Apr 22,2020

Carl McKenzie, Elementa Principal and Chairman of the Professional Development Committee with the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM), offers his views on the current and future state of the Healthcare Estates sector. Since its founding in 1948, the National Health Service has played a central role in UK society and our shared…

Advancing Net Zero in the Construction Industry

Jan 22,2020

From the Power of One to the Collaboration of Many Our response to climate change is critical today and for future generations, and our awareness is heightened by the media. But apart from stepping up our ‘recycling game’, how much difference can one person really make? Elementa Consulting started the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)…

Whole Life Carbon – Pioneering research at Elementa

Aug 15,2019

The next phase in sustainable construction As the construction industry continues to strive towards a greener way of operating, many are discovering that the next phase of sustainable construction is understanding the concept of ‘Whole Life Carbon’. While it has been standard practice for some time to reduce operational carbon emissions, it is not yet…

Climate Innovation Forum 2019: The built environment must prevent rising carbon fast as climate emergency is declared

Jul 10,2019

Today a BBC news headline declared “The UK has been dealt a “brutal reality check” on its climate change ambitions” from environmentalists. The story highlights that the government’s official climate change advisers are warning ministers that they are failing to cut emissions fast enough and adapt to rising temperatures. This comes after the recent declaration…

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 a…

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