Grand Palais Ephémère: The CSTB conducted and issued two ATEx for the roofs and stretched fabric facades
Consisting of a large and a small nave that intersect and form loops, the structure is covered with a roofing system and facades designed of stretched fabric reinforced by metal cables on a timber-framed structure.
"Buildings and neighborhoods for harmonious community life" Sophie Moreau - Director Strategic Area of Research
We must move toward the buildings and cities of tomorrow in response to residents' new lifestyles and aspirations, while keeping our focus on the problems that are unresolved for the moment.
Beijing, 2019 – Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development (MOHURD)
A French delegation led by Jean-Philippe Dufour, advisor for sustainable development, energy and transport at the Embassy of France in Beijing, met with Qiu Baoxing, president of the Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS), counselor of state and former vice minister of housing.
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.
Controlling demand for electricity more effectively
Achieving energy transition means improving buildings' performance and controlling energy demand more effectively. This involves developing approaches and solutions that reduce energy bills without compromising user comfort. Such solutions must also enable buildings to drive the flexibility needed to improve management of the power grid load curve. Recognized as an impartial stakeholder in this area, the CSTB contributes its expertise through projects such as Smart Electric Lyon, the EDF-coordinated program that studies electrical power usage, and the load shedding study conducted for ADEME.
Conference: embracing young people in low-income neighborhoods
Development in low-income neighborhoods constitutes a major concern for elected representatives, citizens and community stakeholders. To guide public policy in this area, the CSTB seeks to gain a bettering understand of residents in these areas, especially young people in the 16–25 age group. In October 2014, Joëlle Bordet, researcher in the Economics and Social Sciences Department of the CSTB, and Philippe Gutton, psychoanalyst, published the book, “_Adolescence et idéal démocratique: Accueillir les jeunes des quartiers populaires_” [Adolescence and the democratic ideal: embracing young people in low-income neighborhoods].