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].
Fuel poverty: ONPE and ADEME National Conference
Eliminating fuel poverty through knowledge is the topic of the first national conference on energy poverty organized by the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and the French National Fuel Poverty Monitoring Center (ONPE). It will take place on Friday, October 3, 2014, at _Maison de l'Artisanat_, Auditorium Paris Centre Marceau. On this occasion, all contributors to ONPE, including the CSTB, will present work conducted over the last two years. Participate in this seminar to gain a better understanding of what characterizes energy poverty and its changes over time.
Impact of climate change on the Paris metropolitan area and adaptation strategies
The results of the EPICEA project—a multidisciplinary study of the impacts of climate change across the Paris metropolitan area—presented on October 25 at the Journées Parisiennes de l'Energie et du Climat (Paris forum on Energy and Climate) organized by the city of Paris. Launched in 2008, this project, led jointly by Météo-France and the CSTB, in close cooperation with APUR, the Paris Urban Planning Agency, has two objectives: assess the impact of climate change on the Paris metropolitan area and quantify the effects of several theoretical scenarios.