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Green Solutions Awards 2019 international winners: 22 sustainable projects to inspire the profession

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...

Download the brochure of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards international winners

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...

#15 - A review of the LETCHI conference: sustainable, affordable and comfortable construction in tropical countries

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...

Can we start a positive cycle through healthy buildings?

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...

#14 - Building in Africa: inclusive techniques and training

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...

Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don't all buildings have them?

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...

#5 Biomimetism: a solution for building in hot climates?

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...

[The testimonies: Is it CUBE or not CUBE?] DALKIA Europe Tour, a high-rise certified building

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-...

#6 Construction of local building materials sectors: a social as well as an economic challenge

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...

#7 Development strategy for the "tropical built" sector

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...