5 Chinese cities designated Sino-French Pilot Eco-cities and engaged in HQE™ development certification with the support of the CSTB Group
At the 14th edition of the International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building in Zhuhai, China, on April 2 and 3, 2018, the Sino-French Pilot Eco-City Prize was awarded to five cities across the country, in the presence of Qiu Baoxing, president of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS) and former vice minister of construction, Étienne Crépon, CEO of the CSTB, and Patrick Nossent, President of Cerway.
Toward a standard format for describing objects in digital models
The deployment of building information modeling (BIM) depends on its full adoption by all construction and urban development trades. This new working method enables the various stakeholders in a project to share all information about the "objects” in a digital model of the building and city, beyond just visual representation.
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.
Results of the CITYOPT project in Nice, or how to reduce power consumption on a city-wide scale
In the winter of 2016, 140 volunteer households in Nice achieved savings of 28% on their power consumption between 6 pm and 8 pm. This is one of the outcomes of the CITYOPT project which tested a “social energy network” to improve control over the demand for electricity during peak hours.
Activity report 2015: challenges and advances of the CSTB
Anticipating the challenges of the future brought by the digital and energy transition, guiding innovative companies with their projects and supporting the improvement of quality in construction: the CSTB is continuing to pursue its policy of openness and modernization to durably improve the living environment of all.
CITYOPT in Nice: the CSTB pursuing the development of smart cities
Focusing more on the city than the building to manage electricity demand. To meet this challenge, the CITYOPT project was launched last February in Nice and will last three years. It brings together the Nice Côte d’Azur metroplis, EDF and the CSTB. This project’s goal is to develop collaborative digital technologies that enable residents to optimize their power consumption. Introduced across the Nice Côte d’Azur metropolis, CITYOPT is experimenting with collaborative power management.