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The impact of building materials on climate change is a major challenge for the construction sector, as they are responsible for more than 50% of a building's greenhouse gas emissions over its entire life cycle. In a sustainable development approach, it is therefore preferable today to develop local supply chains for biosourced materials, which have many economic and ecological advantages.  
Post date: 9 Oct 2019
Type: News

In Senegal, 75% of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are generated by building activities. With strong urban growth, construction is particularly dynamic in West Africa.   However, construction techniques, often modelled after Western countries, appear to be poorly adapted to tropical and Sahelian climates: a transformation of architectural design and material choices is therefore necessary, in order to enhance both the comfort and energy efficiency of the building.  
Post date: 9 Oct 2019
Type: News

In Senegal, the construction sector is booming. Today, concrete is used on construction sites, but although it is produced locally and cheaply, it is very polluting. The global cement industry is responsible for 6% of all greenhouse gas emissions.  
Post date: 9 Oct 2019
Type: News

Cube2020 is the contest for use and energy savings organised by IFPEB. For 1 year, users of candidate buildings commit to reducing their energy consumption, mobilising their teams on the challenge of an efficient building and carrying out awareness-raising actions. Candidates from the DALKIA Europe Tour give their feedbacks on the contest.   IGH Certified buildings categoryTower renovated in 201226 floors - HQE certifiedGross floor space (Dalkia private): 9,000 m²Average number of occupants: 450Mode of occupation: tenantInternal operator.  
Post date: 9 Oct 2019
Type: News

The ambition of this dossier is to gather a series of testimonies that illustrate, in all their dimensions, the challenges related to construction in a hot climate. Since the concept of "hot climate" does not appear in the typologies traditionally used by climatologists, it is necessary, as a preamble, to present the reasons that motivated the choice of such a geographical perimeter.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

The bioclimatic approach is particularly suitable for construction in tropical or hot climates. With more than thirty years of experience, Alain Bornarel is a privileged witness of the evolution of this approach.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

Here is a candidate who has a lot to teach us. This candidate, who had been in contact with our Luxembourg partner NEOBUILD, presented the project to his management during an internal meeting on technical management. Dossier validated, they embarked in the third edition of the CUBE 2020 competition! After 8 months of competition, this building saved more than 21% of energy at the end of August, and it is not finished! The excellent work on the consumption stubs will bear fruit until the end of the competition.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

The Energy Agency of Plovdiv mentoring smart finance for private buildings and mapping thermographic of built environment through drone thanks to the Prospect programme.   Thanks to the H2020 project PROSPECT, a first-class peer-to-peer learning programme focusing on innovative financing schemes for decarbonisation, the Energy Agency of Plovdiv (EAP) has met with representatives of two community-based energy organizations and the Hungarian municipality of Pétfürdö in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, on 17th-18th September.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

Building bioclimatic infrastructures in Reunion Island and, more generally, in the DROMs and COMs (formerly DOM-TOM) requires a certain perseverance. Between standards and regulations that are often inadequate, Antoine Perrau gives us an overview of the situation, while highlighting the solutions that work. Interview.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News

Cube2020 is the contest for use and energy savings organised by IFPEB. For 1 year, users of candidate buildings commit to reducing their energy consumption, mobilising their teams on the challenge of an efficient building and carrying out awareness-raising actions.  
Post date: 2 Oct 2019
Type: News