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Elementa Consulting Add Fleet Vehicle Emissions to Carbon Commitment Strategy

10 May, 2022

Elementa Consulting include fleet vehicle emissions in its carbon offset strategy to meet the requirements of the World Green Building Council (WGBC)’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. In June of 2018, Elementa Consulting, a member of Integral Group, became a founding signatory of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB) Commitment…

Elementa Consulting Join Carbon Leadership Forum MEP 2040 Challenge

12 April, 2022

Elementa Consulting, a member of Integral Group, proudly support the Carbon Leadership Forum as a signatory member of the MEP 2040 Challenge. To address the impact of the built environment on climate change, systems engineers have a critical role to play in both operational and embodied carbon and need to embrace a whole life carbon…

Elementa speaking at annual UKSPA conference

29 March, 2022

Retrofit Revolution – delivering energy efficiency in Science Parks Sustainability and Lab design specialists Clara and Rui will discuss key considerations and drivers for low energy retrofit. The will showcase relevant metrics in understanding net zero and how to approach design of research and science facilities in our line with our climate targets. Clara Baganel…

Elementa Consulting Celebrate International Women’s Day

07 March, 2022

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global celebration day focusing on women’s social, economic, cultural, and political achievements with a call to action for accelerating gender equality. The first International Women’s Day occurred in 1911, supported by over one million people. Today, IWD is a day of advocacy featuring global campaigns and events rallying for…

Whole Life Carbon of Photovoltaic Installations Report Released

15 February, 2022

Elementa Consulting, a member of Integral Group, and Willmott Dixon launch a new study investigating the embodied and operational carbon impact of roof-mounted solar photovoltaic (PV) installations. Rooftop solar PV is required if we are to successfully decarbonise the grid, playing a significant part in the government’s journey to meet the UK’s climate targets. Combining…

Building a Future for Cutting-edge Science

08 February, 2022

Rui Dinis, a life sciences expert who has spent more than 20 years exploring the drivers behind the complex design of laboratories, discusses how we can add value to limited space to support the future of the UK’s research and development initiatives. As we enter 2022, it’s more important than ever that every space we…

Anti-Racism Action Plan 2022 Update

02 February, 2022

Elementa Consulting, a member of Integral Group, are proud to share an update to its Anti-Racism Action Plan (Action Plan) prepared by the Anti-Racism Task Force (ARTF) and Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) team in collaboration with the Diversity Council and released in February 2022 in honour of and synergy with the celebration of…

New CIBSE Guide on Embodied Carbon in Residential Heating Systems

13 December, 2021

Research shows that embodied carbon in heating and hot-water systems accounts for up to 25% of a dwelling’s total embodied carbon. Building on the work of TM65, published in January 2021, the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Elementa Consulting present their most recent research study, Technical Memorandum 65.1: Embodied carbon in building…

Protecting One Planet: COP26 in Review

18 November, 2021

As COP26 comes to a close, the Elementa team considers what’s next. From the imminent energy crisis to the need to design buildings for tomorrow’s climate, what’s clear at every level is that rapid change must happen now. Brian Goldsmith, Regional Director, UK + Europe on the power of people… COP26 is over and the…

A Lifetime in the Industry with Robin James

11 November, 2021

Robin James, Associate at Elementa Consulting after joining in 2014, recently traded in his high vis for retirement after over 35 years in the industry. On his last day at the firm, Robin looks back over a career in engineering, spanning multiple countries and major industry milestones, before considering what the future might hold. So,…

Net Zero Carbon Toolkit

22 October, 2021

The Passivhaus Trust, Levitt Bernstein, Elementa Consulting and Etude collaborated to produce a Net Zero Toolkit for West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council and Forest of Dean District Council. The Toolkit was funded through the Local Government Association (LGA) Housing Advisers Programme. Who is the Toolkit for? Pulling on latest guidance and best practice, the Net Zero Carbon…

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