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#7 Development strategy for the "tropical built" sector

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With the "BIOREV Tropics" project, Nomadeis, BioBuild Concept and the Laboratoire d'Écologie Urbaine de La Réunion, have studied the particularities of insularity and the difficult problem of developing local sectors. Here is a summary of this document, which is one of the first steps towards full recognition of the specificities of construction in French tropical areas. 

 

The local context Reunion Island is part of a strong desire to integrate sustainable development into all the decisive points of its social policy, its environment and its economy. In this regard, sustainable construction is defined by a good thermal design of the building as well as a choice of local materials, with low "grey energy", thermally efficient, and in accordance with the tropical climatic conditions (...)

 

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