CSTB has developed an experimental geothermal platform within the ENR (Renewable Energies) cluster in Sophia Antipolis. More precisely, it has developed a semi-virtual laboratory through which manufacturers, industrialistsmanufacturers? and institutions such as ADEME can evaluate products, and particularly heat pumps, under almost real conditions. Explanations and test methodology.
Different conferences dedicated to software for calculating the energy performance of buildings were held in Brussels, Paris, Istanbul and Zagreb with a two-fold objective: to measure the advantages of this type of software and to define actions to support the development and application of a common calculation methodology based on European standards.
CSTB has been working on its ELODIE software that is a tool designed to facilitate the use and "consolidation" of data contained in construction products FDES (Environmental and Health Declaration Sheets) on the scale of a building, for more than two years. After a year of beta tests on the "construction products module, ELODIE will be provided to construction players with two new modules to handle impacts related to energy and water consumption.