Insights Categorized: Thought Leadership


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)…

Connecting My Passions and Interests

Jun 03,2019

Climbing the Ladder In 2008 after completing my GCSEs I was, like so many other young people, at a crossroads trying to decide what to do with my future. Whilst I was passionate about graphic design and science at school, I had always been interested in building renovation and architecture. Through my school, I found…

INTEGRAL INSIGHT: Urban Land Institute 2019 Spring Meeting Recap

May 13,2019

Principal Brenden McEneaney was invited to Urban Land Institute’s Spring Meeting in Nashville. Here are some of his key takeaways from the thought leaders in real estate and urban development. The Music Hasn’t Stopped…Yet The US industry has been in “extra innings” this cycle for a while. Leading economists project stable, average growth through 2021 with some contraction…

When Buildings Learn from our Bodies

Apr 12,2019

Our high performance future will be “automatic” and “somatic” Many of humanity’s greatest technological advances and unexpected innovations have happened when engineers drew inspiration from related fields or from the natural world. The late Owen Finlay Maclaren helped design the Spitfire’s landing gear – and later invented the folding pram by applying his knowledge of…

The Beauty of Working Together

Aug 10,2018

I had the pleasure of acting as Project Manager on one of Integral Group’s latest Zero Net Energy projects, the San Francisco International Airport’s Consolidated Administration Campus (SFO CAC). The 130,000 ft2 project, which is beginning occupancy, will consolidate several departments currently scattered throughout the airport facilities, and well as provide museum-collections storage for the…

CARBON CORNER | Demystifying Carbon: Using Visualization to Build Momentum

Mar 22,2018

Burst out of our ‘industry bubble’ by using high-end visualizations and storytelling to explain carbon to wide audiences and create positive change! You go to the same green building conferences every year, hoping to be challenged by the conviction and creativity of the people and their amazing work. Amidst an intense happy-hour conversation with new…

Past, Present, Passive House

Jan 20,2018

When Passive House design entered the marketplace in the 1990s, it was conceived for single-family homes to make them more energy-efficient and comfortable for occupants; the focus was isolated to the confines of that building. As Passive House design has expanded and gained exposure, more and more owners and developers are considering Passive House design…

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