Summer comfort in buildings and cities, featured in CONTACT
Because the health and wellbeing of people in buildings and cities are major challenges, the CSTB is taking a look at summer comfort in the July 2020 issue of CONTACT, presenting solutions to mitigate the impact and discomfort of bright sunlight and high temperatures in cities.
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.
A unique acoustic experience: “Les Malices de Carmen” at the Quinconces Theater in Le Mans
Come discover *Les Malices de Carmen*: an unusual musical performance on Wednesday April 13 at the Quinconces Theater in Le Mans. You will travel through multiple soundscapes, the numerous intricacies of which are revealed by Carmen®, the acoustic system designed by the CSTB.
Improving the acoustic environment in cities
The noise generated by human activity and traffic are the main noise sources in cities. The sound levels near building facades are regulated, and, to develop a high-quality urban environment, general acoustic analysis is required. For this purpose, the CSTB uses an auralization technology to re-create the sound impacts of development projects. In 2014, this expertise was used to assist the Conseil Général du Nord (General Council of the North).
The CSTB at the 7th National Conference on Quality of the Sound Environment
On October 14, 15 and 16, the CSTB will meet with stakeholders in building acoustics and the urban sound environment at this event organized by the Centre for Noise Information and Documentation (CDTC), under the patronage of the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, held at the Lyon Convention Center.