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.
Promoting energy upgrades of buildings in Colombes
The city of Colombes on the outskirts of Paris wanted to communicate about the challenges of energy upgrades of buildings and identify stimulus measures. As part of this initiative, it commissioned DRIEA, CEREMA and the CSTB to research specific case examples, the results of which were published in May 2014. The role of the CSTB was to analyze system upgrade scenarios in two condominium buildings.
Actility and the CSTB Carnot Institute working together for the intelligent building
Actility, a specialist in smart grids, and the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) Carnot Institute developed, as part of a research partnership, a complete and groundbreaking service for the analysis of building energy consumption: ThingPark Wireless. This service is part of the thermal insulation renovation program for the building stock of the Habitat Toulouse public housing office and will, for the first time, measure the actual energy performance improvement in occupied housing units.