Building higher on the shores of the Mediterranean: requirements for stability and comfort
The weather conditions on the Mediterranean coast, characterized by winds from the sea and land, must be considered during construction. The CSTB assisted in designing the 100-meter high towers for housing units, offices and services on a coveted shoreline where land is scarce.
Air quality and comfort in schools in France: first results of the national campaign
At a public workshop held in Paris on June 25th, the Indoor Air Quality Observatory (OQAI) presented the first results of a national campaign conducted between 2013 and 2017 in 301 nursery and elementary schools in mainland France.
The CSTB at the International Heritage Exhibition
From November 5 to 8, 2015, at the Carrousel du Louvre, cultural heritage professionals meet CSTB experts. They share know-how and innovations for improving conservation and promotion of historic buildings and the works of art they contain.
Fungal biodetector for indoor air quality and heritage conservation
The CSTB developed a fungal biodetector to safeguard the health of users and the quality of buildings. This monitoring detector is both unobtrusive and effective. It detects mold growth at a very early stage, even when recent or hidden.
June 11 OQAI workshop on semivolatile organic compounds
Semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) in the air and floor dust are present in buildings and have known or suspected effects on health. As part of the work of the OQAI (French Indoor Air Quality Observatory), the EHESP School of Public Health and the CSTB conducted an initial study on the level of contamination in French homes. Learn about the results at the next OQAI workshop on June 11, 2015, at the CSTB in the 16th arrondissement of Paris.
Portable indoor air pollutant detector
A new detector makes it possible to monitor and analyze indoor air pollutants, particularly fungal contaminants. Developed from research conducted by the CSTB, it received the Innovative Environmental Techniques Award at Pollutec 2014. Its practicality and reliability make it a prime solution for improving indoor air quality. It offers promising industrial applications in France and around the world.
Pollutec 2014: the CSTB receives the Innovative Environmental Techniques Award
The 2014 Pollutec Innovative Environmental Techniques Award, recognizing public research with practical applications or for use in industrial development, was awarded to the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) last December 2nd for its monitoring detector for determining indoor air pollutants, specifically fungal contaminants.
Health, comfort and performance in offices
At the close of the European OFFICAIR project and its national campaign underway in commercial buildings, the OQAI took stock of the knowledge and prospects for indoor air quality, health and comfort in offices. Presentations were given of the first lessons learned from these research programs, unprecedented in terms of scale and areas of research.
Socioeconomic impact of indoor air pollution: 19 billion euros a year
What are the sanitary and economic consequences of indoor air pollution for the community? To answer this question, the ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety), the OQAI (Indoor Air Quality Observatory) and Pierre Kopp, professor of economics at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University, conducted the first exploratory study in France on the socioeconomic impact of indoor air pollution.