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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 Oct 2019
Type: Știri

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 Oct 2019
Type: Știri

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: Știri

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: Știri

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: Știri

Join our first INDUSTRY DAY WEBINAR on the 24th October at 10am   Registration is free. Just log in and learn from BIM-SPEED experts. On the day we will talk about best practices of using BIM in residential renovation projects with the focus on high performance buildings, and provide guidance and advice.   Get involved!  https://www.bim-speed.eu/en#   Agenda for the day:
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Event

An understanding of human thermal comfort has proven to be one of the key components of energy efficiency in buildings. Human comfort is more to comfort than just temperature and humidity. For instance, the radiative energy that is emitted from walls, the air speed and also physiological factors such a as the people’s metabolic rate, the skin wettedness, and skin emissivity all have an effect.
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Tool

Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.  
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

Improving the energy efficiency of heritage buildings is one of the priorities of the European Commission. Historical buildings play an important role for their cultural value and social identity within the vast real estate heritage. Only by carefully planning the energy refurbishment of these buildings is it possible to improve users’ comfort while preserving the architectural features for which they are protected.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Type: Legătură

In this edition, you will learn about the TNO's redox heat battery, the current project status and much more.  
Post date: 7 Oct 2019
Type: Știri