GRDF AND THE CSTB SIGN AN R&D PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
The purpose of the three-year partnership agreement signed by GRDF (Gaz Réseau Distribution France) and the CSTB in the summer of 2016 is to boost the performance of new and existing buildings, taking into account their energy systems.
- The work will focus on:
- the thermal comfort of new buildings, by reducing their energy consumption and studying the most pertinent natural gas air conditioning solutions
- methods for assessing the energy performance of existing buildings
- indicators characterizing positive energy buildings, taking account of the energy consumption of any systems running on natural gas
- implementing the consequential environmental assessment of buildings (this type of analysis makes it possible to predict future changes to the building and its environment).
This partnership fits with the CSTB's policy of openness to the world of industry, to test and improve its methods of assessing the energy and environmental performance of buildings.