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19
Dec

Carbon Footprint – How to reduce the environmental impact?

Once the carbon footprint had been assessed through the dedicated methodology, cf. our article  on Carbon footprint methodology it is possible to work on different solutions to reduce the emissions. In the building sector there are many initiatives to control and minimize the carbon emission into the atmosphere. Optimization of built areas: Since one built square meter is equivalent to

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21
Nov

Carbon Footprint Methodology – How to assess your asset environmental impact?

The Carbon Footprint Methodology The carbon footprint of an entire site could be done using different methodology such as the French Bilan Carbone® approach or the Green House Gas Protocol approach. At TERAO we are used to work with the French methodology. The Bilan Carbone® approach is designed for all types of organisation and is compatible with other standards, such

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6
Nov

HQE Building In Operation – How to improve the quality of your building in operation?

What is HQE – Building in Operation? The HQE ™ certification (High Environmental Quality) is a French environmental scheme for buildings and sustainable territories. In France the first projects with the HQE denomination were started in 1993. Michel RAOUST, founder of TERAO, was one of the pioneers working on these projects. HQE is a qualitative certification, adapted to the context

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25
Oct

HQE in « Operation » for the Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris

The Louis Vuitton Foundation, which has been already certified by TERAO under the scheme “HQE Excellent – Pilot cultural projects” has a long-term ambition to maintain and improve its environmental performance. This ambition results in the implementation of an in-depth monitoring of the energy and environmental performance of the building. These topics regarding this very complex museum through its technical

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20
Sep

Durability of materials – How to anticipate future damages of materials?

The durability of materials is a strategic methodology to design for robustness and resilience, firstly to ensure and maintain an esthetic aspect of building, and secondly to avoid the high cost generated by material replacement. Every material or product has their own life expectancy, the defined use of these products should be in line with their life expectancy. Meanwhile, their

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12
Sep

Functional adaptability – How to anticipate the building future needs?

Functional adaptability is the concept behind the constant evolution of building needs during the operational phase. Indeed, it is very important to anticipate all of these challenges related to new uses of the building, maintenance and repairs works. All of these changes have most of time the potential to solve functional problems and to provide improvements by considering the user

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30
Jul

Life Cycle Analysis – How to assess the potential environmental aspect of a product?

  The Life Cycle Assessment approach has been used since 1970. First of all, in the context of Oil-Shock, it was used by the industry to link the production and transportation of products to the energy cost. Then the focus grown up to the environmental impacts of activities since 1990. The approach is now standardized by ISO 14 040 and

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28
Jun

TERAO Country Manager Manuel Ramos Speaks at EUCCC on the Business of Sustainability in China

How do climate risks and China’s push towards greener solutions provide opportunities for European SMEs? How can these businesses respond to growing demands from investors and create sustainable, long-term value while ensuring that they also address climate-related risks from regulatory and legal perspective? Yesterday, TERAO’s China Country Manager Mr.Manuel Ramos was invited to speak at EUCCC about the business of

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24
Jun

Life Cycle Cost Analysis – How to understand, predict and reduce building operational costs

Life Cycle Cost Analysis In a construction project, the financial assessment is mainly based on initial capital costs. However, the costs generated during the asset operation period can be significant and are often neglected during design and development stage. Furthermore, these costs, especially maintenance and replacement costs are highly related to the choices made during the design stage. Therefore, both

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9
May

TERAO Asia is supporting its team in the acquisition of EDGE certification credential

The EDGE Standard EDGE (Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiency) is a green building standard, and a certification program for more than 140 countries in the world. EDGE empowers the discovery of technical solutions at the early design stage to reduce operational expenses and environmental impact. Based on the user’s information inputs and selection of green measures, EDGE reveals projected

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26
Mar

Sustainability Solutions for Energy Efficiency

Nowadays it is necessary to optimize the Energy Efficiency and sustainability of future assets for both environmental and financial issues. Through its 30 years expertise, TERAO has developed internally a methodology to optimize building’s energy efficiency  by being involved at the early stage of the design.   By starting at the Schematic Design stage, TERAO has the capability to develop

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1
Mar

BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY – One Of the Main Environmental issue

At the worldwide scale, both buildings and buildings construction sectors combined are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. At the moment China is the biggest energy consumer in the world and the building energy use is the second largest right after the US with 16% of total final

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9
Jul

The British Chamber of Commerce Shanghai: Sustainability at work by TERAO

Sustainability at workspace is no longer a dream over the rainbow. Many advanced certification schemes been developed in the market aiming to achieve this target, some globally well-known systematic schemes play dynamic actions as requested such as LEED for Interior Design+ Construction, BREEAM for Refurbishment and Fit-out, WELL for New and Existing Interiors and RESET for indoor air quality.  

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27
Jun

IKEA in China: BREEAM Awareness Training by TERAO

BREEAM Awareness Training by TERAO   We were glad to organize last month a BREEAM Awareness Training in Shanghai for our long-term partner IKEA Property & Expansion. During that very interesting session, we had the opportunity to review BREEAM Approach along the life cycle of a New Construction project, from Site Selection to actual operation of the building. Thanks again

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