French experts involved in the French building regulation and national EPBD implementation contribute also to the EPB standards development at European level. Therefore, the French building regulation and transposition of the EPBD and the EPB standards are in line regarding the principles and the general structure. But sometimes the French regulation differ in the details, mostly due to different timelines and already existing national methods.
Post date: 12 nov 2019
This detached house represents the designer’s ambition to make this type of housing accessible to all and thus drastically reduce pollution related to buildings. The house is 100% autonomous thanks to its field of 96 m² bifacial photovoltaic panels (sized for two buildings) and its battery park. Production of photovoltaic panels = 19.2 kW peak battery storage capacity 15 kW. Here are the peculiarities of this house:
Post date: 6 nov 2019
The 12th edition of the ZERO-PLUS newsletter has been released!
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Post date: 29 okt 2019
The TEMPO workshop 'New digital solutions for lower temperatures' will take place on 7 November 2019 in Brescia (Italy). Organised by A2A Calore & Servizi and Euroheat & Power/DHC+, this event will showcase the latest technology developments on digitalisation in district heating and cooling and the innovations of TEMPO in terms of digital solutions for low-temperature networks.
Post date: 21 okt 2019
It is clear that we need to build a more sustainable world. Groups of people from all different areas are working towards this goal. However, so often we work in silos, trying to leverage our specific expertise only. The problem is that climate change is complex. The challenges we face and transformation we need impact a huge variety of actors, topics and fields in an interrelated way. These are not separated by expertise or field, so our approach to overcoming climate-related challenges can’t be siloed either.
Post date: 18 okt 2019
A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have won the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc Bordeaux project.
Post date: 16 okt 2019
The GEOENVI project aims at answering environmental concerns in terms of both impacts and risks, by first setting an adapted methodology for assessing environment impacts to the project developers, and by assessing the environmental impacts and risks of geothermal projects operational or in development in Europe. The project will propose recommendations on harmonised European environmental regulations to the decision-makers and elaborate simplified LCA models to assess environmental impacts.
Post date: 14 okt 2019
VISTA is located in the Luciline-Rives de Seine eco-district, the only French project on the prestigious European label Future Cities dedicated to urban planning programs designed to better prevent and combat the effects of climate change. This commercial and housing complex completes the built front along the Seine, in a developing area. This new office built in 2017 consists in the realization of 4,600 m² of offices for the Matmut Group and 45 social housing units.
Post date: 11 okt 2019
The climate emergency is one of the most talked about and vocalised issues the population of the Earth currently faces with climate strikes now being a weekly occurrence and with a regular spot on the 6 o'clock news, it's no surprise that mitigation against climate change is high on the policy agenda.
Post date: 8 okt 2019
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Post date: 24 sep 2019