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elementa

Member of Integral Group


elementa

Member Member of of Integral Integral Group Group


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Foreword

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W ho we are

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W hat we do

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How we work


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Science + Technolog y

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Higher Educ ation and Science + Technolog y Projec t s

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Biographies

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Client s + Awards

elementa

Member of Integral Group


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FOREWORD “Allow me to introduce Elementa – a 70-strong team of building services engineers and sustainability consultants with offices in London and Oxford. Over 25 years of successful projects has established a reputation for collaboration and design excellence. In 2012 we joined Integral Group – an international network of like-minded, forward thinking engineers who share our commitment to changing the face of MEP engineering and sustainability. As part of Integral, our capability and capacity to tackle the largest and most complex projects has grown in the UK and overseas. Our largest projects have construction values over £200m.

Doug Kerr - Managing Director

You will find that working with Elementa is different to our competitors. Above all things we believe that success is achieved by strong teams whose relationships are based on trust. To give our staff the skills they need to be effective team players we train for technical excellence but also for leadership, management, communication and most importantly how to listen well. Our designs are geared for performance not compliance, going for good – not just getting by. We get there not by throwing money at complex problems, but by applying strategic thinking and accelerating the adoption of new technologies. The result - buildings that are resilient, resource efficient, healthy and productive, that connect us with nature, and of which future generations will be proud. In the following pages you’ll see more of who we are and how we work, the strength of our team and the track record that we have built. We look forward to working with you to deliver the next generation of high performance buildings.”

elementa

Member of Integral Group


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WHO WE ARE Elementa Consulting is an Integral Group company with over 70 employees located at offices in London and Oxford. The wider Integral Group is a 350-strong interactive global network of design professionals in 15 offices providing a full range of building system design, sustainabilty consultancy and energy analysis services, with staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields.

“Integral Group is focused on sustainability because we believe that net zero energy buildings and Living Buildings need to become the norm within a generation, and we want to help provide the people and professional capacity to make this happen. We also believe this is good business. It is sustainable for our firm” Kevin Hydes, Integral Group

Elementa is led by Managing Director, Doug Kerr – who oversees the strategic direction and operation of the business. Kevin Hydes and Conrad Schartau Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Integral Group - complete the UK board of Directors. Every Elementa project is led by a Principal who retains personal responsibility for the overall performance of our services. Principals lead the design direction of their own jobs and also contribute to the development of projects across the company through our design review process. Our Associate Principals are both skilled project managers and accomplished design engineers. They co-ordinate our services and ensure that appropriate resources are assigned to their jobs to meet project needs and our standards of service excellence. Discipline Leads provide technical oversight and co-ordination of specialist resources to the benefit of every project. These include CAD and Revit BIM, Energy Modelling, Public Health Engineering, Quality Management, and Commissioning. Additionally Elementa is able to draw upon the deep expertise and thought leadership of our Integral Group colleagues - in areas including Advanced Daylight Simulation, Laboratory Engineering, and District Energy Systems.


LEADERSHIP TEAM DIRECTORS

DOUG KERR MANAGING DIRECTOR

KEVIN HYDES CEO

CONRAD SCHARTAU COO

PRINCIPALS

ROB HARRIS

BENJAMIN J. GALUZA

BRIAN GOLDSMITH

EDWARD GARROD

SIMON EBBATSON

PETER HENDER

GRAHAM MARGETTS

DAVID GLOSSOP

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS

ALEX SINCLAIR

ANDREW JOLLY

PAUL OSBORNE

DAVID BARKER

ROB WISE

IAN SEGRE

RONAN PIGOTT

NICK KENNEDY

TIM KNIGHTS


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WHAT WE DO

IMAGINE

PERFORM

To change from ‘business as usual’ requires a leap of imagination. It needs engineers who think differently and are encouraged to question why things should stay the same. Yet great ideas amount to nothing unless they can be effectively communicated and realised.

Elementa strive for performance in every project. Our teams look for cost effective ways to do better - in speed and quality of construction, resource consumption, operational resilience, comfort, productivity and wellbeing,

To bridge this gap we encourage our engineers to throw the widest net possible to identify new technologies, and to present new ideas to each other and externally. The annual Integral Group design competition brings together offices from across North America and the UK to showcase project innovations and best practice. Each year it raises the bar on how engineers can achieve outstanding results by arguing the case for doing things differently. Our workplace is designed to support engineers to design together and think freely. We draw on the walls, sketch, simulate and model new ideas so that we’re in the best place to communicate their benefits to decision makers at the earliest opportunity.

We work with Clients to define performance objectives and set goals that are relevant to each project. Our engineers navigate through the maze of regulations and sustainability standards to provide a clear view of how project goals can be realised. Our designs are informed by analysis and a deep understanding of how buildings are built and operated. We test options against real life scenarios, challenge assumptions and take an integrated approach. In performance workshops we explore how the integration of architecture, structure, landscape and systems can achieve more together. Whenever possible we go back to our projects to track how they perform and work with occupiers to help them work more effectively. We harvest this feedback into our design process so that the next building is always better than the last.


ACCELERATE

SUSTAIN

We need to rethink the technologies we use in buildings if we are to achieve the step change in performance that our Clients and society expect of us.

There is no doubt that better buildings will play a significant part in facing the challenges of climate change, resource scarcity and the spiralling costs of illness and low productivity. When we talk about sustainability we are addressing these issues head on, with fresh insights.

Our investment in research and development is strengthened through strategic relationships with leading edge initiatives like the Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, EcoDistricts and Centre for the Built Environment at the University of California Berkeley. Our engineers maintain regular contact with manufacturers so that their product intelligence is rarely matched. With early access to the latest thinking we identify new technologies that benefit our Clients’ projects. By demonstrating what is possible through award winning projects of all scales we help to scale up new technologies, using our influence to accelerate their adoption by others.

We’re also thinking about the long term sustainability of our own business – our future growth and success depends upon being ahead of the game on these global issues. It is not enough to be advocates of this change, we need to walk the talk and be our own best case study. In our operations we strive to reduce our own environmental impacts, enhance the health and wellbeing of our staff and work within our communities to improve their prospects. Our operations are certified to ISO 14001 and we are working towards our first corporate social and environmental report.


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HOW WE DO IT

TRUST

NURTURE

Successful and enduring creative collaborations are built on trust. Our growth has been underpinned by a high proportion of repeat business – a testament to our continued ability to meet and surpass the expectations of our Clients and professional collaborators.

Our staff never stop learning or growing as professionals in their chosen fields. We actively support their professional development so that we can offer every project our best possible team.

Creating trust is a completely non-technical skill yet it has a bigger weight in terms of leadership than technical knowledge, even in an engineering firm. Our teams are strong because of the trust that they develop in each other. This trust grows by keeping commitments, hitting deadlines and working together to deliver projects in which we can take pride. We structure our services to provide consistency, timely and skilled input, with flexible resource for every project.

All Elementa staff are expected to be Chartered or working towards Chartership. Our commitment to professional recognition is supported through a training programme developed by CIBSE board member Gay Lawrence Race, with mentorship provided by senior staff. Whilst technical excellence is our priority, we also invest in training, communication, graphical presentation, time management, equality, diversity, ethics and sustainability. As a result Elementa staff are recognised for being skilled communicators, able to explain complex systems in simple ways – so the best ideas are realised rather than being left unheard.


INSPIRE Elementa has selected and grown a team of world class building services engineers and sustainability consultants, who are committed to sharing knowledge and inspiring colleagues, clients, collaborators and the communities in which we serve. For our projects this means making time to explain our design thinking, challenging Clients and Project Teams with new ways of working, bringing innovations in technology and design processes drawn from across Integral Group, and leveraging our investment in research + development. We also work towards changing the face of our industry by sharing our expertise through conferences, articles, lectures, and blogs. We are active members of the UK Green Building Council, with two representatives within its exclusive Leaders Network.

Deliver. • All Projects are overseen by a Principal with consistent involvement throughout • There is Project manager for every project, providing continuity and a second point of contact • We talk through design challenges not type • We think strategically for clients • We develop workflows and design solutions that support project deadlines, budgets and performance goals • We offer honest critique of design options • We never hold back a good idea or solution that might benefit a project • We bring the right individuals to the fore at each stage of a project • We resource to meet needs, with access to 70 staff in London and Oxford plus over within Integral Group


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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY


University of Sussex Life Sciences Building


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SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

DESIGNERS OF THE WORLD’S LOWEST ENERGY LABS National leaders in high efficiency laboratory design, Integral Group has delivered many ground-breaking projects that demonstrate that these critical facilities can be significantly more energy efficient (50-70% or more) than standard designs at no additional cost. We designed: • First laboratory with chilled beams • First laboratory to use radiant ceiling panel cooling • First net zero- energy, zero-carbon and LEED Platinum laboratory • First project in Nevada to achieve LEED Platinum • First LEED Platinum rating for a laboratory in a historic building • First campus fuel cell installation • First pre-certified LEED Platinum data center • Authored Data Center Best Practice Guides for Stanford, PG&E, and NREL • Authored Lab Best Practice Guides for PG&E • Authored Cleanrooms Best Practice Guides for PG&E • Authored Labs21 Best Practice Guides for energy efficiency

RESEARCH LABS Our team has designed complex research laboratory buildings for a diverse group of clients and projects over many years. We have revolutionized best practices for the industry and set the standard for reliable, super low energy critical facilities. TEACHING LABS Working to set new standards in science and technology projects, beginning with cleanrooms and semiconductor fabs in the 90’s, to research laboratories and data centers in the last ten years, we have revolutionized best practices for each industry and set the standard for reliable, super low energy critical facilities. Interdisciplinary science buildings provide the most intricate challenges for flexible, efficient and reliable building systems. Truly interdisciplinary, our design within these collaborative spaces allows for research to co-mingle. BIOTECH-PHARMA LABS We have wide experience with a large number of clients with biocontainment facilities. This includes clients from the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices industries. For this client group we have provided full MEP design, validation, commissioning, energy consulting and wide variety of other services. On design and renovation projects, our focus starts with meeting the User Requirements (URS), safety, operational reliability, then turning attention to maintenance access and optimizing energy performance.

Right: J. Craig Venter Institute The worlds first net-zero energy biological laboratory


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INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE BUILDINGS Our group has a proven track record in designing complex research laboratory buildings. We have worked for a diverse group of clients and projects over many years to set new standards in science and technology projects. Beginning with cleanrooms and semiconductor fabs in the 90’s, to research laboratories and data centers in the last ten years, we have revolutionized best practices for each industry and set the standard for reliable, super low energy critical facilities. Many of our projects include “firsts” – first laboratory with chilled beams; first pre-certified LEED Platinum data center; first laboratory to use radiant ceiling panel cooling; first net zero energy laboratory and more. Some of our most recent lab work includes the User Test Bed Facility for Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, an advanced HVAC system test facility for new technologies for net zero energy buildings. We have a long collaborative history with LBNL including authoring the Lab Best Practice Guide for PG&E. We have also authored many of the Labs21 Best Practices guides for energy efficiency. We pioneered the use of chilled beams in laboratories with the Tahoe Center for Environmental Science for UC Davis and completed the design for the first net zero energy lab, J. Craig Venter Institute in La Jolla, CA. Interdisciplinary science buildings provide the most intricate challenges for flexible, efficient and reliable building systems. At the University of Sussex, the brief called for the design of a state of the art life sciences building that would incorporate disparate scientists from the School of Life Sciences various research and teaching fields into a single space giving identity and facilitating interaction and collaboration. This world renowned department which is one of the University’s largest academic faculties, boasts two previous Nobel Prize winning scientists, Sir Harry Kroto and Sir John Cornforth. This outstanding new facility will help the University to continue attracting the best scientists who can engage in vital research that will have a real impact on people’s lives.

Right: University of Sussex Life Sciences Building


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PHARMACEUTICAL & BIOSCIENCE LABORATORY EXPERIENCE Our staff have provided engineering expertise in the design, construction administration, and commissioning of vivariums, BSL-2, 3, 3+, and ABSL-2, 3, and laboratories on a variety of facilities. Our efforts have been in alignment with the requirements and principles embodied in the World Health Organization (WHO) Laboratory Biosafety Manual (3rd edition), the US Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories (BMBL 5th edition) including the requirements of the US Patriot Act regarding use of Select Agents, the Institute for Laboratory Animal Research (ILAR) Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, and the guidelines from the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC). This knowledge and experience base allows Integral Group to integrate the programmatic needs of the facility, the operational needs of the staff, and regulatory requirements into a safe, secure, and energy efficient facility. Our Staff have served as technical reviewers and advisors for the US National Institutes of Health in facility designs for BSL-3 and BSL-4 installations.

Right: University of Exeter Biosciences Building


1. IPP Pathology Laboratory £2 Million Client: Ashley House Plc Architect: ADP Architecture 2. Institute of Reproductive Sciences £10 Million Client: Oxford Fertility Unit Ltd & McVeigh Child Kennedy LLP Architect: Adrian James Associates

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3. Biosciences Department £18 Million Client: University of Exeter Architect: Atkins 4. CANMET Materials Technology Laboratory 145,000 ft² Diamond & Schmitt Architects 5. Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre at UBC 122,656 ft² Architect: Patkau Architects

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6. Bone Laboratories £4.5 Million Client: Imperial College Architect: BMJ Architects

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7. Linde + Robinson Lab for Global Environmental Science 50,000 ft² Architect: Architectural Resources Group 8. Mediatech Inc. 100,000 ft² Architect: BeeryRio 9. J. Craig Venter Institute 45,000 ft² Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca

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Science + Technology The qualit y, functionalit y and environmental performance of S+T buildings have a direct influence on an institution’s ability to attract, retain and inspire scientists - directly affecting research outcomes. Working closely with the diverse needs of highly specialised end-user groups we engineer the next generation of advanced research facilities. Emerging Trends:

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“We work collaboratively - our teams of engineering experts engage early with project planners, architects, designers and support teams to establish needs and build relationships that are critical to project success.”


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PROJECTS


Life Sciences Building University of Sussex Location: Sussex Client: University of Sussex Architect: Hawkins Brown Project Size: £80 Million BREEAM Rating: Excellent

This new building for Biomedical and Life Sciences research at Sussex is a key part of the University’s long term vision and will help to transform the way the department works. The new centre is envisioned to be a training ground for the next generation of researchers and make the key discoveries that will deliver tangible benefits to society through improved diagnoses, new drugs and innovative treatments. A key emphasis for the project are flexible working spaces, as it will be a place where focussed inter-disciplinarily will flourish, with molecular biologists working alongside neuroscientists, and cancer biologists collaborating with chemists, sharing knowledge and building creative partnerships. Elementa were selected to become part of the design team to create new facilities for the University which will include: • • • •

Modern laboratory environments accommodating 70 - 80 research groups, Inspiring communal spaces giving academics of all disciplines the opportunity to meet and interact Integrated accommodation for the superb technical support facilities that underpin our research excellence, Flexible areas which will allow us to adapt to changing research needs and exploit new emerging areas in biology and biomedical science.

This outstanding new facility will also help the University to continue attracting the best scientists who can engage in vital research that will have a real impact on people’s lives.

www.elementaconsulting.com

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University College London Kathleen Lonsdale Building Location: Central London Client: Graham Construction Architect: Bond Bryan Architects Project Size: £11 Million Heritage: Grade II listed

The Kathleen Lonsdale Building is a Grade II listed building constructed in 1915 as the first purpose-built Chemistry building for UCL. The building is to undergo a phased refurbishment, as part of the major projects being carried out as part of Transforming UCL. The phased refurbishment will provide improved teaching, research and social learning spaces throughout for Earth Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, the Faculty Office and the data centre. New open plan offices, shared studio space called Hubs, and a variety of break out spaces are also incorporated within the designs. A number of specialist laboratories will be re-provided with significantly upgraded facilities: • • • • • • • • • •

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics – Earth Sciences A number of Microscopy labs and spaces Geochronology – Earth Science Geochemistry – Earth Science Micropalaeontology Lab – Earth Science Non-metal Lab – Earth Sciences Multi-collector - Earth Sciences Scanning Electron Microscope - Earth Sciences BioGeo Chemical – Earth Sciences GMP lab (Clean Room) – Chemistry (new lab)

Significant modifications are proposed to improve access around the building, as well as improving environmental performance and space utilisation. The Earth Sciences department which has previously been split between different locations will benefit massively from the improvements as they will be fully accommodated in the new building.

www.elementaconsulting.com

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Qatar Foundation Fundamental Science Building

Our forward thinking design incorporates:

Location: Education City, Doha Client: Qatar Foundation Architect: Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will Project Size: £150 Million

Elementa are currently delivering high level design and sustainability input for the prestigious Qatar Foundation’s new research and development centre piece. The Fundamental Science Building is a new 506,000 sqft state of the art laboratory/research facility located in Education City, Qatar. We are also the sustainability consultants for the masterplan, landscape and infrastructure. We’ve been working with Perkins + Will London, Atlanta, Washington DC and Raleigh to develop the design, and collaborating with Dar Group on infrastructure and local code compliance. Our concept design identifies strategic MEP opportunities such as: • Integrating significant renewable energy systems • Using the building form to enhance local microclimate • Applying best practice in high-performance lab design to reduce energy demands creating a high environmental quality that enhances health and wellbeing • Harvesting condensate to meet irrigation needs and other end uses • Establishing best practice • Contributing to diverse and sustainable masterplan infrastructures • Maximising flexibility and adaptability of the building to accommodate change Elementa are providing Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health design as well as sustainability strategies utilising dynamic thermal modelling, leading energy workshops for the development and undertaking feasibility studies.

• Active chilled beam system with demand control ventilation – delivering a 30% reduction in energy consumption compared to ASHRAE 90.1 • Flexible lab modules served by interstitial plant and distribution, allowing clean rooms to be added to meet future needs • High performance building envelope, with building massing and form designed to create a passively cooled external route through the project • AHU condensate recovery, used for particulate removal, radiant cooling to courtyards, and exported (in vast quantities) to the site’s irrigation network • A PV installation across 70% of the roof, meeting 5% of building demands The facility is the centre piece of a new R+D cluster focused on the challenges of energy and water security. It will be developing new science around grid power storage, desalination and environmental management. Capabilities that will be housed in the FSB include: • Nanoscale Imaging • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometers • Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectrometer • Surface Characterization and Deposition • High Throughput Sequencing • Micro/ Nanofabrication • Vibration sensitive research a “Quiet”zone

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Kingston University School of Engineering Location: Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey Client: Kingston University Project Size: £6 Million

Elementa have commenced work on designing environmental improvements for the laboratories and offices for the School of Engineering. The project demonstrates Elementa’s skills in dealing with complex engineering problems in a pragmatic sensitive way. The first phase includes a risk analysis of existing systems reliability; getting old plant to perform to it’s best while changes are planned and a value for money study on repair and maintenance verses plant renewal so that investment in the historic site is optimised for the Universities medium term objectives. Full engagement with users and maintenance teams at all organisational levels has been necessary to successfully deliver improvements. The site was formerly the Sopwith Aeroplane Factory during the First World War and subsequently the Smiths Instrument Factory. The relatively poor quality of the building envelope will require a blend of moderate (realistic and affordable) thermal upgrade and optimum investment and environmental efficiency for the mechanical heating and ventilation plant. Discreet adaptations will take place to the historic, but still fully operational, wind tunnels so that their environmental impact on the lab is minimised while performance is unaffected. Excellent comfort conditions will be created while minimising the energy impact of the whole building systems. And all at a realistic cost. This will enable Aeronautical students to engage to best advantage with this critical “hands on” part of their learning.

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University of Exeter Biosciences Department Location: Exeter Client: University of Exeter Contractor: EC Harris Architect: Atkins Project Size: £18 Million This project comprised the refurbishment of the iconic and listed Geoffrey Pope building to enhance the research and teaching facilities as well as support the University’s ambitions to be a leading international centre for research and teaching in biosciences. The completed refurbishment provides: Fully operational BSL3 research suite, 3 high quality research facilities to BSL2 standard, 4 specialist laboratories to cater for all chemical, biochemical and analytical needs, State-of-the-art aquarium, an extended teaching lab, improved support facilities to the teaching lab, flexible school seminar space, an integrated student support office, 130 new desk spaces for postgraduates, 25 new staff offices, improved access to the building and a fully refurbished foyer with networked PCs and wi-fi.

the close of the construction/commissioning periods to occupation and operation of the building, a soft landings service to integrate the universities team into the use & maintenance of this complex facility. Image credit: The University of Exeter

The Aquatics Laboratories/ Aquarium had to be carefully coordinated to integrate with the restricted structure, providing a very close level of control to maintain the breading requirements of the specimens. Elementa provided full mechanical, electrical and public health design for the project. Key challenges included the delivery of adjacent laboratories with a high temperature differential and placement of new plant within a new underground bunker extension adjacent to the building. During construction we provided a full clerk of works and commissioning review service to get this complex project to conclusion. This included at

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CalPoly Center Science and Math Location: San Luis Obispo, CA Area: 190,000 ft² Architect: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Partnership Sustainability: LEED Gold Certified Construction cost: $119 Million Project Duration: 2007-2013 The Center for Science and Mathematics consists of the new construction of a 190,000 ft² teaching laboratory facility. The program includes administration, office/ conference, classroom, lecture, lab and lab support rooms. Integral Group provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services for this project. The building features several innovative energy efficient design strategies including chilled beams, night purge, operable windows, 100% outside air for ventilation; and radiant heating and cooling. The project also features many water efficient strategies and a highly energy efficient lighting system that uses daylight wherever possible. “In our work on Cal Poly’s flagship Center for Science project, I have found Integral Group to be a leading edge mechanical design and consulting firm. They showed great skill in mechanical design, energy modeling, energy efficiency, LEED and Labs21, as well as communication and team building with Facility Services, Facilities Planning, the client, and the remainder of the design team. Integral Group was able to work with our Architect in a manner that had positive and synergistic effects on the building envelope, layout, and architectural details that allowed the building energy systems to be more efficient and effective. I would very much like to work on another project with them. “

AWARDS •

2014 ASHRAE Regional First Place Technology Award for New Commercial Buildings - Education Facilities

UC Energy Efficiency Partnership Program, UC Best Practice Awards, Best Overall Sustainable Design, 2009

Dennis K. Elliot, PE, CEM Assistant Director - Energy, Utilities, and Sustainability Facility Services, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo

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Pomona College Millikan Laboratory & Andrew Science Hall Location: Claremont, CA Area: 75,000 ft² Architect: EHDD Architecture Sustainability: LEED Platinum Target Project Duration: Started April 2012; Estimated Completion: September 2015; Actual: June 2015 Construction Cost: $55 Million The Millikan Laboratory, originally constructed in 1958, was renovated to significantly upgrade all major systems and increase programmable space. The building houses the Physics and Astronomy Department and the Mathematics Department. Upgrades were made to the physics laboratories – both teaching and specialized – machine shops, a computer lab, teaching spaces, faculty offices, the Planetarium, an outdoor laboratory, administrative offices, storage and student lounges. Integral Group was retained to design the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems which use 65 percent less energy and 35 percent less water than a typical laboratory design, and will follow the Labs21 Best Practices Guides. The building is targeting LEED Gold certification. The key sustainability measures for the MEP systems include: • • • • • • •

Decoupled ventilation from heating and cooling Water-side economizer cooling Natural ventilation in classrooms and offices High efficiency process cooling water Ultra low flow fixtures for water conservation Onsite renewable energy production (PV) Integrated daylight harvesting controls

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Linde + Robinson Lab for Global Environmental Science Location: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA Area: 50,000 ft² LEED® Certification: Platinum | Energy Efficiency: 70% less than ASHRAE 90.1 Architect: Architectural Resources Group Construction Cost: $9.1 Million Completion Date: 2012 The Linde+Robinson Lab houses state-of-the-art laboratories for oceanography, atmospheric chemistry, biogeochemistry, environmental microbiology, and environmental chemistry and technology within a fully renovated historic structure originally built in 1932. The highly sustainable renovation is the first to achieve a LEED Platinum rating for a laboratory in a historic building. It is the first laboratory with radiant cooling and compressor-free cooling 50 percent of the year, the first to achieve a 60 percent reduction in laboratory equipment energy use, the first to get 20 percent or more of its power from on-site photovoltaic panels, and the first with coelostat day lighting. A completely unique and exciting element of this project is the repurposing of the historic coelostat, the 1932 solar telescope which runs from the roof, down five floors, to a pit 60 feet below the basement floor. The coelostat is now a daylighting device for the basement laboratories, providing natural light and a connection to diurnal rhythms and current sky conditions. The beams of sunlight are also used in experiments eliminating the need to artificially recreate sunlight in the laboratory.

gallons per year through rainwater reuse and wastewater reduction via low-flow fixtures and faucets, and water-wise ecologically appropriate landscaping. AWARDS: • Governor’s Historic Preservation Award, 2012

With the reductions in electricity, steam, natural gas, plug loads, and onsite solar renewable-energy, the building is expected to save 77 percent of the energy that a baseline design would have used and 73.6 percent of the cost of that energy each year. The site achieved a water savings of 159,000

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Amherst College Science Center Location: Amherst, MA Area: 250,000 sq. ft. Architect: Payette Construction Cost: $167,000,000 Completion Date: 2018

The undergraduate science center for Amherst College is approximately 250,000 sq. ft. spread over 4 levels. The program includes both wet and dry laboratories typically found in an undergraduate program including physics, computer science, chemistry, biology, psychology, and physical chemistry, offices, multipurpose classrooms, informal meeting spaces, greenhouse space, and a library. The College is seeking to push the envelope in high performance building design with a focus on developing a very low energy science center. While the project may follow the practices outlined in the USGBC LEED certification program, the project will not be submitting for any form of LEED certification. Integral Group is providing Integrated Sustainable Design services for the new science center project and leading the project team in establishing energy and water targets based on benchmarks for similar building types in the region. Integral Group is working with the Architect and the MEP engineer of record to develop and analyze both active and passive strategies to lower energy consumption.

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J. Craig Venter Institute Location: La Jolla, CA Area: 45,000 ft² Architects: Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Sustainability: LEED Platinum Certified, Zero Net Energy Verified Construction Cost: $35 Million Completion Date: 2013 The J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) is a not-for-profit, research organization with approximately 300 scientists and staff dedicated to human, microbial, plant and environmental genomic research, and the exploration of social and ethical issues in genomics. It includes flexible laboratories for molecular biology and provides support for cutting-edge computational biology. Integral Group performed commissioning services as well as designing the mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for the Institute’s new high performance genomics and scientific research laboratory which achieved Zero Net Energy usage. The laboratory is the first Zero Net Energy lab in the world, is also a carbon neutral lab without “buying” carbon offsets, and uses a minimum of 50 percent less energy than a typical laboratory building thanks to on-site power generation. The design incorporates water efficient strategies that result in a reduction of domestic water demand by 75 percent. Rainwater is captured and re-used with mechanical filtering and UV disinfection. The entire electrical load is generated on-site from roof-mounted photovoltaic panels, which, in addition to optimized systems and plug loads, reduces the building’s full energy demand over the course of a year.

providing a superior interior environmental quality. AWARDS: • 2016 AIA COTE Top Ten Awards • 2015 Architizer A+ Awards, Architecture + Sustainability Award

Other design elements include the use of a palette of local plant species, minimizing the need for maintenance, irrigation, or mowing, and the creation of a natural habitat for local wildlife. Natural air ventilation is provided to all offices as well as natural light to all occupied spaces,

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Lawrence Berkeley National Lab Integrative Genomics Building Location: Berkeley, CA Area: 78,500 ft² Architect: SmithGroupJJR Sustainability: LEED Gold Targeted

This new 78,500 square foot genomics research building and central offices will consolidate the existing Joint Genome Institute and the Systems Biology Knowledgebase group. The new facility will be the first building of the new Biosciences quad at LBNL, which is planned for a final 500,000 square foot build-out. The Biosciences group will be a key support of the DOE Grand Challenge in Science and Technology to reduce energy impacts on society. This building will be a mixed-use facility consisting of wet laboratories, dry laboratories, computational data center and office spaces. The project also includes a 5,000 square foot modular utility plant that will serve the main building. The utility plant is designed to be expandable and will be able to support up to five more buildings. The project, funded by the Department of Energy, must achieve energy usage goals 30% better than ASHRAE 90.1 and 50% better than the building it’s replacing. Integral Group is providing full mechanical, electrical and plumbing design services, as well as lighting and daylighting. This will be LBNL’s first building with radiant slab heating and cooling and chilled beams in the labs.

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory FlexLab Location: Berkeley, CA Area: 7,000 sq. ft. Architect: Anshen + Allen Architects Completion Date: 2013 Construction Cost: $15.9 Million

Integral Group provided engineering services for the Conceptual Design Report as well as full design of this FlexLab for Low-Energy Integrated Building Systems. This user facility is comprised of a set of test beds and simulation platforms for research, development, and demonstration of low-energy building technology, control systems, and building systems integration. The facilities are designed to address key technical challenges for low-energy buildings. The FlexLab serves a national need to support the aggressive pursuit of energy efficiency strategies established by the Department of Energy (DOE) for existing and new buildings, and will promote the widespread deployment of these strategies. LBNL is currently developing a service model that will accommodate the varying industry and R&D needs required for effective development of deployable technologies systems. The FlexLab consists of a series of unique energy-efficient building systems testbeds located in new and existing structures at Berkeley Lab. Researchers are able to replace prototype building systems such as exterior building envelope, windows and shading systems, lights, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), energy control systems, roofs and skylights; as well as interior components such as ceilings and raised floors.

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Orchard Hotel Nottingham University Location: Nottingham Client: University of Nottingham Contractor: BAM Architect: RHWL Project Size: £20 million BREEAM Rating: Excellent Situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Nottingham University campus, this new 200+ bed Orchard Hotel and long stay rooms aim to provide back up to superb local conferencing facilities on the site. The design team took inspiration from the site’s sloping location and adjacency to an Orchard and clusters of Regal Oak Trees. The scheme engages with the surroundings of the site, offering a clear link between the conference centre, the parkland and beyond; offering a relaxed environment for socialising, relaxing and working alike. The client has been provided with an iconic statement scheme shrouded with efficient sustainable design principles.

The scheme was initially developed from an entirely passive earth tube design removing the need for air-conditioning but due to site and brand constraints the scheme had to be adapted to suite. The systems chosen have been carefully selected to work at peak efficiency while offering best value to the client and the environment. This works side by side with a building of high thermal mass, low air permeability of 3, EPC rating of 28/B, which has been designed to be flexible for future refurbishment and alternative uses.

Elementa’s engineering and BREEAM Excellent scheme has very much centred around a team focused, well coordinated, energy efficient and sustainable approach. Due to the strict sustainable principles of the University Elementa used a number of renewable technologies to achieve an overall 20% saving in the buildings CO2 in operation including; Ground Source Heat Pumps, Photovoltaic’s, bespoke sustainable urban drainage system and Combined Heat and Power. Our building energy modelling team worked closely with the whole design team to overcome design issues, demonstrate compliance with regulations, investigate building performance and assist with generation of appropriate certification. We facilitated workshops and undertook feasibility studies.

This project was shortlisted for a 2015 CIBSE Building Performance Award in the New Build (over £10m) category

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Middle East Centre St. Antony’s College Location: Oxford Client: St Antony’s College Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects Project Size: £11 MIllion

The Investcorp Building has been named the best higher education and research building in the world. This project consisted of the creation of the iconic Building for The Middle East Centre designed by Zaha Hadid. Working on behalf of the College we undertook specialist Clerk of Works services and retained duties. Our expertise and knowledge of innovative services design coupled with practical buildability experience made this a pivotal role on such a high profile commission. Our experts are custodians of the architect’s vision whilst ensuring the college’s intent is authentically brought to life. Estate Wide Elementa have undertaken a detailed programme of condition surveys to the entire estate of St Antony’s College with a view to implementing improved energy performance and sustainability credentials in the near future. This totals 27 buildings and includes the renowned Grade II Hilda Besse Building. Hilda Besse building is a major example of a university building by the practice HKPA, who are acclaimed for their post-war university buildings a number of which are listed; It has special architectural interest for its skilful application of concrete in a modern interpretation of the traditional hall; It also received the RIBA Architecture Award and Concrete Society Award in 1971 in recognition of its structural ingenuity and architectural elegance.

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University of London School of Oriental and African Studies Location: Camden, Central London Client: Grahams Construction Tenants: University of London Project Size: £12 million Heritage: Grade II* Listed This project involves the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, relocation to a single site campus at Senate House in the heart of Bloomsbury. Senate House, designed by the British architect Charles Holden (1875–1960), houses the unique resources of Senate House Library, one of the world’s largest humanities collections. The grade II* listed building presents challenges for building services including co-ordination issues, high efficient performance in an ageing building and ensuring the aesthetics were not compromised. The relocation will bring many benefits for staff and students, including new state-of-the-art research, teaching and student facilities, all in one precinct. This exciting opportunity offers the potential for growth and development as they prepare to commemorate their centenary and plan for the next 100 years. Elementa have undertaken Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health consultancy services in conjunction with a peer review of the services design for the project on behalf of Graham Construction. In addition Elementa have undertaken the complete design of the energy centre located in the adjacent Brunei Gallery building. This energy centre will be used to provide heating from central gas fired boiler plant to both the Brunei Gallery building and the SOAS accommodation in Senate House. The Brunei Gallery Energy Centre incorporates provisions for its future connection to the local Grosvenor District Heating System to provide further energy savings once this system has been upgraded and extended.

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King’s College London Weston Education Centre Location: London Client: King’s College London Architect: Wilson Mason LLP Project Size: £3.2 Million

The Weston Education Centre (WEC) consisted of full refurbishment and re-ordering of the existing library facility with refurbishment of 2 Lecture Theatres, 9 Classrooms and Boardroom. The refurbishment works to the lecture theatres involved the installation of a complete new audio visual to enhance the delivery of lectures and experience of students, incorporating features such as lecture capture, projection/display facilities, integrated lighting control, etc. The delivery of the classrooms, lecture/seminar and group study rooms have two varying specifications depending on usage. As part of the refurbishment works we addressed the inherent overheating and acoustic issues experienced by staff and occupants within the library and lecture theatre.

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Kingston University Clattern Lecture Theatre Location: London Client: Kingston University Architect: Pascal & Watson Architects Project Size: ÂŁ1.6 Million

The Clattern Lecture Theatre works consist of the remodelling and modernisation of existing lecture theatre. The improved seating layout and furniture design facilitate a range of learning formats in addition to the traditional lecture. Better audio visual and Wi-Fi facilities allow students and staff to use personal mobile devices for innovative group work and presentations. The services work in line with the architecture to enhance the student experience. Careful coordination with specialist designers and stakeholders is key to the delivery of the project.

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Kingston University Student Services Centre Location: Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey Client: Kingston University Architect: Pascal & Watson Project Size: ÂŁ630k

This project comprised of the refurbishment and remodelling of the existing services of the ground floor of the John Galsworthy Building. The area was being used as a temporary Learning Resource Centre which was vacated following the completion of a new faculty building. The project consisted of an open plan office for Student Services staff, 6 private meeting rooms, informal meeting space and student IT facilities. Elementa provided mechanical, electrical and public health services for this project. As the project was one floor of the existing building, it was important to integrate with the existing services to ensure the functionality of the building. Elementa identified the threats and risks of the project at an early stage to inform the design from the outset.

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London School of Economics Student Accommodation Location: London Client: London School Of Economics Architect: Robert Hutson Associates Interior Designer: Mance Design & Architecture Project Size: ÂŁ30 million

This project involved the restoration of a listed building built in 1878 as the Hotel Victoria occupied by the MOD for the last 60 years, retaining original features. The conversion was split into two stages, the first involved the creation of more than 250 bed student accommodation for LSE and the second objective was to create a Club QuartersTM hotel with over 200 bedrooms. Elementa provided full mechanical, electrical & public health design, together with energy & sustainability strategies and options appraisals. The challenge was to integrate modern services in a commercially viable way. Across all elements of the project the client was keen to reduce energy wastage & future operating costs whilst keeping the cost of installation on-budget. Existing air-conditioning & ventilation systems were carefully reviewed & upgraded with modern technology as part of the new scheme. This delivered a saving in embodied energy as well as in installation cost. Elementa’s design scheme also delivered a number of simple and practical energy reduction measures. These included: improved air tightness, use of the Whitehall district heating system & effective easy-to-use control systems throughout the building. These measures helped to deliver energy usage well below the benchmark for a hotel of this size. Innovative solutions were developed in order to retain original features and install a mix of pod and on site fabricated bathrooms and risers to maximise lettable area. This development highlights Elementa’s practical approach to energy and sustainability, the outcome being an exemplary energy performing building.

Due to its nature and working with a grade 2* listed interior, the location, routing and distribution of services were key to the operational success of the project. It was necessary to work within some tight environmental constraints due to the restrictions of the site but by working with the Victorian ventilation design principles, a neat solution has been provided to give comfortable conditions with the least visual impact on the superb interior spaces and that only operates when required.

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BIOGRAPHIES Kevin Hydes PE, P.Eng. C.Eng. LEED AP LEED Fellow President & Chief Executive Officer With over 30 years of experience as an engineer, Kevin Hydes has spent the past 15 years focusing on green design and advancing its cause. Kevin is internationally recognized as a leader in sustainable design and for his contributions to the building industry. Over the past decade he has gained a reputation as an innovator, pioneer, and green business leader, creating transformative strategies while in the role of President and CEO of Keen Engineering and Vice President of Stantec. Kevin served as the Chair of the USGBC for 2005-2006, was a founder and director of CanadaGBC, and a former Chair of the WorldGBC.

Conrad Schartau FCIBSE MIIAR MIO, MIET MCMI MBA CENG Chief Operating Officer Conrad’s open communication style and candid approach has helped propel the expansion of Integral Group while maintaining a transparent working environment. With over 25 years of experience in the building services industry, Conrad has led the strategic operations of several businesses, which has led to their increased profits and expansion. As a primary adopter of sustainable building design, Conrad introduced innovative knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat recovery technologies to the country. He constantly pursues new educational and personal development opportunities, which have enabled him to achieve his goals and arrive to the standing he embodies today.

Doug Kerr BSc (Hons) HNC ACIBSE Managing Principal: UK & Europe Doug is the Managing Director of Elementa Consulting with responsibility for the UK and Europe. With more than 30 years’ experience in MEP Building Services Consultancy, he has significant experience across all industry sectors as well as expertise in contract administration, procurement and project management. An advocate of sustainable low carbon engineering, he works proactively with teams to ensure projects are delivered which minimise energy and reduce impact on the built environment.He leads a teams of talented engineers with the sole aim of “making a difference” for our clients and fellow professionals. A Managing Principal within the Integral Group, he works closely with our colleagues in the US and Canada to deliver class leading global solutions


Brian Goldsmith MIET Managing Principal, London, UK Brian joined Elementa as a Principal in July 2013 to lead our Commercial sector offer. Brian has over 26 years of experience working on leading commercial, residential and mixed use projects. Within the commercial sector Brian has carried out many Lease Negotiations for end user clients, understands how to secure the necessary provisions and have these recorded affectively within legal documentation. Brian has strong leadership skills, he uses a methodical approach to ensure that high quality schemes are delivered within the client’s budget and programme.Brian has excellent communication skills and is able to translate complex building services systems into layman’s terms for clients and professional teams. Within Elementa Brian is the Principal sponsor of our Graduate and Trainee scheme and enjoys developing our talented staff to their full potential.

Ed Garrod MBA MA(Cantab) MPhil DipArch LEED AP Principal, London, UK Ed is an influential sustainability strategist and environmental design consultant whose passion lies in developing compelling visions and innovative design responses for major projects in the built environment. Ed joined Elementa in March 2014 to focus on growing their international workload and further strengthen their capabilities in environmental analysis and sustainable design consultancy. Edward was Co-founder, and equity director of PHA Consult, a sustainable design and environmental engineering consultancy acquired by Foster + Partners in 2011. Before joining Elementa, Ed was Partner and Deputy Group Leader for Environmental Engineering at Foster + Partners – providing sustainability strategy for international projects, and direction of CSER initiatives.

Rob Harris BEng (Hons) MSc Low Carbon Consultant Principal, London, UK Rob is a qualified mechanical engineer with over a decade’s experience in building services design, coordination and project management. He has taken on the role of contract administrator while acting as the lead consultant, as well as strategic design development, project management of building services design and construction. He is a skilled communicator, creating good working relationships with clients and contractors alike and is used to leading large teams of engineers. Rob joined Elementa from Faber Maunsell in 2002 and embodies our progressive approach to training, engineering design and project ownership, company leadership, personal development as well as business ownership. His inclusive and immersive career path within Elementa is an ethos that he continues to pass on to the team today. As a Low Carbon Consultant, licensed BREEAM Assessor, with a masters in building services engineering and management, he has a broad knowledge of building types, sustainable technologies, their implementation and the ability to work across disciplines to deliver fully integrated coordinated designs.

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01 07 Simon Ebbatson BEng (Hons) CEng MCIBSE Low Carbon Consultant Principal, London, UK Simon has over 20 years post graduate experience as a building services engineer in the construction industry. Simon joined Elementa in 2002 before subsequently qualifying as a Chartered Engineer in 2003. Believing logical thinking and effective communication to be most important to project success, Simon endeavours to provide a personable and proactive level of service. As a qualified Low Carbon Consultant, Simon is particularly interested in the design of low environmental impact buildings and their interaction with occupants. Within Elementa, Simon is responsible for leading the companies technical development and quality systems. Graham Margetts HND (Diploma Environmental Engineering) CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant Principal, Oxford, UK Graham has spent over 30 years as a building services engineer and is a registered CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant. Graham is our healthcare and science/technology lead and has an unrivalled knowledge of systems within this capacity. He has expertise in all areas of health and science/technology sector including specialist laboratories and highly complex operating theatres where contamination issues are critical. Graham is a highly respected team player who has a great deal of experience running multidisciplinary teams. His strengths lie in hands-on project management; commercial awareness, client focus and in his commitment to successful project delivery.

David Glossop BEng (Hons) MCIBSE Principal, London, UK David is a practically minded, self motivated individual showing strength of leadership by ensuring the effective delivery of tasks through his team. Adopting a hands-on style in coaching and developing individuals to contribute to the overall performance of the team to achieve their goals. He brings this inclusive management approach to his engineering project management. He is analytical in process with the ability to make strategic decisions in line with business strategy. David has breadth and depth of knowledge within a wide variety of areas including leisure, hotels, residential, commercial and education sectors worldwide.. David is key lead and influence in Elementa’s London Office and has proved to be a valued key member of the company. He drives projects proactively, ensuring timelines and budgets are met and has a depth of sustainable knowledge, specifically passivhaus.


Pete Hender, BEng (Hons) CEng MIET Principal, Oxford, UK Pete has gained over 29 years’ experience in engineering consultancy and asset management, both in the UK and internationally, with a career progression from trainee to his current position of Principal for Building Services giving him valuable insight into the industry at all levels. Pete has worked for some of the world’s leading professional services companies, which provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment and in doing so, he has lead the MEP strategy/design and worked with renowned architects on projects at all scales. As an engineering manager and team leader, Pete continually strives to ensure that the impact that he and his team on both the built and natural environments, people and communities is always a positive one with sustainable principles being integral to all that he does.

Benjamin J. Galuza P.E., LEED AP BD+C Principal, London, UK Ben serves as a Principal at the Group. He has extensive sustainability, marketing, project and client management expertise. He has direct experience leading projects that are pursuing aggressive targets such as Net Zero Energy, WELL Building and Living Building Challenge, and has numerous LEED Platinum projects under his belt. His project experience includes international multi-building campuses, workplaces, laboratory science buildings, data centres, historic buildings, cultural arts centres, governmental facilities, schools, hospitality and residential towers. He has specialisation in the integrated design of radiantly conditioned buildings and passive strategies which lead to improved user comfort and lower energy use through cost effective means. Ben will be working to connect innovative ideas and technologies from across the Group with our partners, to realize an environmentally regenerative future.

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Clients ADP Architects Allied World Assurance Company Architype Balfour Beatty BAM Construction Bouygues CBRE Curl La Tourelle Currie & Brown Cushman & Wakefield DNB ASA Bank E C Harris Entertainment One Frimley Park Hospital NHS FT Galliford Try GB Partnerships German School Association Girls’ Day School Trust Gloucestershire NHS FT

GolDev Graham Construction Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS FT Hampshire County Council Harrow School Imperial College Interserve ISG Jones Lang LaSalle Kings College London Kingston University Knight Frank Legal & General Lewisham Healthcare NHS Trust London Borough of Lambeth London Borough of Richmond MACE Marriott McLaren

MEPC Merlin Magic Making Mid Counties Co-operative Morgan Sindall Osborne Overbury Peabody Pringle Brandon Perkins + Will Quadrant Estates Re-format Retirement Villages Sheppard Robsonco Standard Life Starwood Capital Group St Antony’s College Estates The University of Nottingham Unilever Willmott Dixon Wilson Mason

Awards Project

Award

Year

David and Lucile Packard Foundation Headquarters

CIBSE Building Performance Awards (Winner: International Project)

2016

101 Park Drive

CIBSE Building Performance Awards (Shortlisted: Commercial/Industrial Project)

2016

University of Nottingham Hotel

CIBSE Building Performance Awards (shortlisted)

2015

61 Lincolns Inn Fields

CIBSE Building Performance Awards (shortlisted)

2015

James Terry Court

Finalist for Pinder Award - Best Complex Category

2014

Finchley Memorial Hospital

CIBSE Building Performance Awards (Highly Commended)

2014

101 Park Drive

Shortlisted for Scheco Award in association with RIBA

2014

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Building Better Healthcare Awards (Highly Commended)

2014

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Civic Trust Awards (Commended)

2014

Surbiton Health Centre & Primary school

Partnership Awards (Shortlisted)

2013

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Winner for best designed project at Partnership Awards

2013

University of Nottingham Hotel

Winner of RICS East Midlands - Tourism and Leisure

2013

University of Nottingham Hotel

Shortlist for RIBA regional awards - East Midlands

2013

St Polycarps School

Highly commended for Public Buildings in Waverley Design Awards

2013

Orleans Primary School

Finalist for Building Future Excellence

2012

Orleans Primary School

BCSE – Excellence in Design for Teaching and Learning

2012

Holy Trinity

Shortlisted for BCSE - Primary School projects

2012

Jubilee Building - Strodes College

Finalist for Constructing Excellence Award in London & South East

2012

Creffield Medical Centre

Finalist in Building Better Healthcare, Out of Hospital Care Facility category

2012

Finchley Memorial Hospital

Builder & Engineer Awards - Best Public Building (Finalist)

2012

elementa

Member of Integral Group


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Elementa is committed to technical accuracy, quality control, and reliable high performance systems which is evidenced in each project. We recognise the importance of providing our clients with the necessary services and resources to increase efficiencies and longevity of their systems, while mitigating long-range costs. These services include design, feasibility studies, peer reviews, energy audits, project management, construction administration and commissioning. Additionally, we implement a technically innovative approach to defining clients’ requirements and providing a fully integrated product that supports their business objectives. We recognise this sector requires a skilled engineering design and project management approach and this is central to our offering.

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