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.
Certified windows: safety, reliability and comfort
Windows are increasingly technical products. Just a few years ago, they were still assembled on the construction site, but over the past decade they have become a sophisticated construction system integrating a high level of technology and ever greater efficiency.
Recycling of PVC windows
Using recycled PVC in windows is a growing trend in which several key market stakeholders have become involved by having their plants certified, including Deceuninck, Paprec, Rehau, Suez and VEKA for one factory in France and one in Germany. The CSTB issues QB34 and NF126 certifications, which showcase PVC reprocessing and reassure the sector about the constancy of the technical characteristics and the associated performance levels. These certifications represent real progress in the recognition of how PVC windows perform in relation to the circular economy.
Meet the CSTB at Equipbaie 2018
The CSTB guides industry stakeholders as they mobilize for the quality, sustainability and comfort of buildings. From November 20th to 23rd, experts from the CSTB's Windows & Glazing as well as Safety, Structures & Fire Performance departments will be at the Equipbaie international trade fair in Paris, at Porte de Versailles.
Results of the CITYOPT project in Nice, or how to reduce power consumption on a city-wide scale
In the winter of 2016, 140 volunteer households in Nice achieved savings of 28% on their power consumption between 6 pm and 8 pm. This is one of the outcomes of the CITYOPT project which tested a “social energy network” to improve control over the demand for electricity during peak hours.
NF-certified windows exclusively on BFM TV and online, starting on March 7
The CSTB, the FCBA (French Technology Institute for Forestry, Cellulose, Wood Construction and Furniture) and the UFME (French Association of Exterior Door and Window Frame Manufacturers), are launching their communication campaign on NF-certified windows.