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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…

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…

Daylight Hour 2.0

Jun 10,2019

We already know saving electricity is not only good economical sense, but also positively impacts the environment by reducing green house gas emissions that would otherwise escape into the atmosphere further adding to the already delicate state of our planet. However, there is another, just as important reason to switch off lights and bask in…

Renovating a Piece of History with Modern Sustainable Strategies

May 10,2019

The Russell Hotel opened in 1900 to the designs of architect Charles Fitzroy Doll, boasting a restaurant identical in design to the dining room on the RMS Titanic. As one of London’s original “Grande Dame” hotels, the Kimpton Fitzroy – as it is now known – is steeped in history. With deep expertise working with…

“The Corral” Energy Infrastructure of the Future

May 06,2019

The Land Art Generator provides a platform for artists, architects, landscape architects, and other creatives working with engineers and scientists to bring forward solutions for sustainable energy infrastructures that enhance the city as works of public art while cleanly powering thousands of homes. Erica Mak of Integral Group and Jaroslav Dedic of D’Ambrosio Architecture +…

Wood You Believe It?

Nov 26,2018

In a continual effort to pursue embodied carbon reductions within buildings, Toronto’s Integral Group are helping to instigate and drive the viability of Mass Timber construction. Advancements in wood product technology and systems are a driving force in producing highly innovative wood buildings that are being developed around the globe. The integration of the most…

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