A unique acoustic experience: “Les Malices de Carmen” at the Quinconces Theater in Le Mans
Come discover *Les Malices de Carmen*: an unusual musical performance on Wednesday April 13 at the Quinconces Theater in Le Mans. You will travel through multiple soundscapes, the numerous intricacies of which are revealed by Carmen®, the acoustic system designed by the CSTB.
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.
CSTB Innovathèque at Batimat 2015
Experience innovation at the CSTB stand at Batimat 2015. Through an exhibition of objects, the Innovathèque showcases innovative projects developed by VSEs/SMEs with the support of CSTB research. Discover these accomplishments for the health and comfort of users, as well as the actual energy performance of buildings. Share your thoughts and questions with CSTB experts to advance innovations together.
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.
University of La Rochelle, CNRS and the CSTB jointly planning research
The University of La Rochelle, the CNRS and the CSTB are using their combined expertise for research on buildings. In Paris, on June 17, 2015, Étienne Crépon, president of CSTB, Gérard Blanchard, president of the University of La Rochelle and Marie-Yvonne Perrin, deputy scientific director of the CNRS Institute for INSIS (Engineering and Systems Sciences), signed an agreement for a research partnership focusing on four areas: sustainable buildings; uses, health and comfort in indoor environments and design methods; risk mitigation; and digital simulation and tools.
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.
Adapting public lighting to users
Aix-les-Bains now has an innovative public lighting system that combines LED units with presence detectors on city streets. Launched in September 2014, this experiment is coordinated by the CSTB in partnership with the Lumière cluster as part of the Rhône-Alpes DEDRA (Sustainable Public Lighting Demonstrator program). Its aim is to improve the energy performance of public lighting systems, while offering users lighting environments that perfectly meet their needs.
Improving the acoustic environment in cities
The noise generated by human activity and traffic are the main noise sources in cities. The sound levels near building facades are regulated, and, to develop a high-quality urban environment, general acoustic analysis is required. For this purpose, the CSTB uses an auralization technology to re-create the sound impacts of development projects. In 2014, this expertise was used to assist the Conseil Général du Nord (General Council of the North).
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.