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PRESS RELEASE: 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…

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…

LETI Launch Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide

21 October, 2021

A new guide has been published which aims to address the crucial issue of upgrading existing homes to meet net zero carbon targets. The Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide was launched by LETI on 21st October and follows the launch of its Climate Emergency Design Guide for new buildings last year. Our new Climate Emergency Retrofit…

Beyond Buildings Report Released by WorldGBC

20 October, 2021

Beyond Buildings, a report issued by the World Green Building Council, with direction and authorship from Elementa Consulting’s Global Lead of Life Cycle Research Louise Hamot and Director, Global Sustainability Richard Palmer, identifies opportunities for how an integrated approach to the whole built environment is essential to deliver change commensurate with the commitments of the…

Elementa Consulting Release Zero Carbon Operations Implementation Plan

20 September, 2021

Elementa Consulting, member of Integral Group, release Zero Carbon Operations (ZCO) Implementation Plan in line with the updated World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (The Commitment). In June 2018, Integral Group were a founding signatory of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings (NZCB) Commitment. In 2020, after three…

Making SAP fit for Net Zero: Report Released

06 August, 2021

A collaboration team including CIBSE, Elementa Consulting, Levitt Bernstein, WSP, UCL, Clarion Housing Group and Etude has published a report on the future of Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) and Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure (RdSAP). The work makes recommendations on improving SAP and RdSAP so they are fit for Net Zero. The report was commissioned…

Elementa Consulting Renew Global Just.℠ 2.0 Label

02 August, 2021

Elementa Consulting, member of Integral Group, announce global Just.℠ 2.0 label renewal with the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). The ILFI Just.℠ 2.0 label is a voluntary platform that serves as a transparency tool for organisations to publicly disclose operational performance in six categories covering: Diversity & Inclusion Equity Employee Health Employee Benefits Stewardship Purchasing &…

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…

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…

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…

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