Collective mobilization for the "E+C- Experimentation" initiative and its associated label
Jointly launched by public authorities and construction industry stakeholders in November 2016, the "E+C- Experimentation" initiative and its associated label evolved from several years of collective groundwork.
Improving assessment of summer thermal comfort in timber-framed buildings
A study entrusted by the public authorities and timber companies to four partners – FCBA, Nobatek, Cerema and the CSTB – produced new methods for calculating moisture transfer in the interior walls of timber construction. This will improve assessments of summer thermal comfort in this type of building.
Enhancing the resilience of buildings for the well-being of their occupants
How do you explain uneasiness, physical discomfort, or even severe illnesses in occupants of a building, without clearly discernible reasons? Sick building syndrome, recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) since the 1970s, is the manifestation of psychological and medical conditions directly associated with a building.
A chimney that resists hurricanes and improves natural ventilation
The CSTB has developed a hurricane-resistant chimney, which reinforces houses in hot regions subject to hurricanes. This innovation enables a building to withstand a hurricane and gives it optimal natural ventilation, reducing the need for air conditioning.
Safety and wind comfort for the Cultural Center of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation
In the center of a large city park facing the sea, south of Athens, the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera have relocated to exceptional new buildings designed by architect Renzo Piano. The design of these buildings, inaugurated in early 2017, relied on the expertise of the CSTB in two areas: aerodynamics in engineering works and wind comfort in urban spaces.
Offering sound comfort and energy performance to the EcoCity in Champs-sur-Marne
In Cité Descartes in eastern Paris, a new EcoCity aims for architectural innovation, a better quality of life and energy performance. EPA Marne, a public urban development agency, initiated this project as part of France's City of Tomorrow program, supported by the Investment Plan for the Future.
The CSTB at the International Heritage Exhibition
From November 5 to 8, 2015, at the Carrousel du Louvre, cultural heritage professionals meet CSTB experts. They share know-how and innovations for improving conservation and promotion of historic buildings and the works of art they contain.
CSTB Innovathèque at Batimat 2015
Experience innovation at the CSTB stand at Batimat 2015. Through an exhibition of objects, the Innovathèque showcases innovative projects developed by VSEs/SMEs with the support of CSTB research. Discover these accomplishments for the health and comfort of users, as well as the actual energy performance of buildings. Share your thoughts and questions with CSTB experts to advance innovations together.
Fungal biodetector for indoor air quality and heritage conservation
The CSTB developed a fungal biodetector to safeguard the health of users and the quality of buildings. This monitoring detector is both unobtrusive and effective. It detects mold growth at a very early stage, even when recent or hidden.
University of La Rochelle, CNRS and the CSTB jointly planning research
The University of La Rochelle, the CNRS and the CSTB are using their combined expertise for research on buildings. In Paris, on June 17, 2015, Étienne Crépon, president of CSTB, Gérard Blanchard, president of the University of La Rochelle and Marie-Yvonne Perrin, deputy scientific director of the CNRS Institute for INSIS (Engineering and Systems Sciences), signed an agreement for a research partnership focusing on four areas: sustainable buildings; uses, health and comfort in indoor environments and design methods; risk mitigation; and digital simulation and tools.