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.
Climate dome at the Beauval Zoo: the CSTB, involved in the design phase
At the beginning of 2020, the Beauval Zoo inaugurated its new climate zone with an exceptional tropical environment. Commissioned by CMF, the company that designed the glass dome of unprecedented proportions (13,855 sq. meters), the CSTB provided a digital modeling procedure and solution to conduct a study of the temperature and airflow behavior of the tropical greenhouse.
New rooftop greenhouses in Europe
How much energy, water and CO2 emissions can be saved thanks to rooftop greenhouses? The advantages of these systems are being analyzed by eleven European partners from five countries, including the CSTB for France, as part of the GROOF project (Interreg North-West Europe program).
Coronavirus health crisis, the CSTB and its teams are mobilized to ensure the continuity of our services to all clients and partners
Under these exceptional circumstances, our priority is to prevent further risk for the people around us and with whom we work: nearly 1 000 employees of the CSTB and its subsidiaries, 6 000 clients and partners, 2 500 suppliers and sub-contractors. We shall all comply fully with the measures announced by the President of France.
CNRS and the CSTB are forging a 5-year interdisciplinary research partnership
On March 5, Antoine Petit, CEO of the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), and Étienne Crépon, president of the Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB), signed a framework agreement for research.
The CSTB is bolstering the circular economy in the construction sector throughout Europe
50% more reclaimed building elements in use in Northwestern Europe by 2032. Quite a challenge given that only 1% of building elements are currently reused after their initial use. The reuse of materials is the focus of the European project FCRBE (Facilitating the Circulation of Reclaimed Building Elements in Northwestern Europe), which is part of the Interreg North-West Europe Program. The CSTB is a partner along with seven other European contributors to guide the transition of the construction industry in the circular economy.
Industrial club Sekoya unveils the winners of its first call for solutions on the Sekoya carbon & climate platform
Following the launch of the Sekoya platform, devoted to low-carbon materials and procedures, Eiffage and Impulse Partners, the construction-sector innovation specialist, gathered with project participants to announce the results of this first call for solutions.
The CSTB at the Local Water Management Trade Show on January 29 and 30 at the Rennes Exhibition Center
The Carrefour des Gestions Locales de l'Eau (Local Water Management Trade Show) is a major national event for all professionals in the public and private sectors and is entirely devoted to water issues: economic, technical, social, environmental, political and more.