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Turn the spotlight on the international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2019 edition!   Twenty-two exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures were rewarded by the Construction21 network after nine months of competition, first nationally and then internationally.  
Post date: 7 Nov 2019
Type: News

The international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, announced on Monday, the 4th of November at Batimat, will benefit from strong visibility in the coming months. Among the various communications tools used by Construction21, organiser of the contest, in addition to its platforms: the winners' brochure.    Published in 6,000 copies, the brochure is also available online in 4 languages. French, English, Spanish or Chinese... choose the one you want to share internally or externally: 
Post date: 7 Nov 2019
Type: News

Since COP21 in Paris in 2015, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) has been working for efficient, resilient and zero-emission buildings. France being an important member, ADEME immediately turned its attention to tropical countries (especially East Asia), which have experienced the highest demographic and economic growth rates in the world for several decades.  
Post date: 30 Ott 2019
Type: News

In response to the housing problem in Africa[1], the Association la Voûte Nubienne (AVN) has been promoting the technical concept Voûte Nubienne (VN) in Sudano-Sahelian Africa for almost 20 years, a complete, adapted [2] and sustainable constructive solution. In order to best support the emergence of this new field, AVN offers inclusive techniques and training courses supported by an innovative dissemination methodology.     The VN technical concept: an inclusive constructive solution  
Post date: 24 Ott 2019
Type: News

These were the questions more than 500 architects, researchers and building professionals discussed in Paris, France, at VELUX Daylight Symposium and Healthy Buildings Day, which is the only forum in the world, dedicated to explore the role of daylight in buildings and how healthy building design can be a cornerstone in business today.   
Post date: 24 Ott 2019
Type: News

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world. More and more private companies and city authorities are investing in green roofs, drawn to their wide-ranging benefits which include savings on energy costs, mitigating the risk from floods, creating habitats for urban wildlife, tackling air pollution and urban heat and even producing food.  
Post date: 24 Ott 2019
Type: News

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.   
Post date: 9 Ott 2019
Type: News

After France, the other chapters of the Construction21 networks have lifted the veil on the winners in their country! A victory that is in fact double, since a qualification for the international phase comes with a national award.    Juries of experts, chosen worldwide and divided into the different categories, now have the difficult task of analysing the finalist projects, in order to ultimately select the winning buildings, districts and infrastructures for the Green Solutions Awards.   
Post date: 9 Ott 2019
Type: News

Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the Caribbean, both as a result of population growth and the very strong economic growth of the last twenty years. Committed to a sustainable development approach, France must implement strategies to limit energy consumption in these overseas departments, which are characterized by their tropical climate and their tendency to use expensive and polluting air conditioning systems.  
Post date: 9 Ott 2019
Type: News

In more than 4 billion years, Nature has acquired certain know-how in design. So why not apply it to human productions? This is the essence of biomimetism. Used by scientific research, this know-how is also highly appreciated in architecture. To what extent does Nature have efficient models to teach us in order to limit our energy consumption? Answer in this article following an interview with Nicolas Vernoux-Thélot, architect and founder of the firm In Situ Architecture and designer of the Nianing church.   
Post date: 9 Ott 2019
Type: News