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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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19
Jul

Smart Factories in Nanjing by EUCCC: TERAO shared insights on how to make your factory “greener” !

Many businesses still do not recognize that working sustainably also means working cost-effectively. To turn this around requires a willingness to buck conventional financial wisdom by focusing not on reducing the cost of each part but on increasing the efficiency as a whole. During the EUCCC Nanjing event on Smart Factories, TERAO shared how companies can start making their facilities

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11
Jul

TERAO participated in the French-Chinese forum on Eco City during Wuhan Day at Beijing 2019 World Horticultural Expo

Last Friday 5th July, 2019, TERAO participated in the 6th edition of the French-Chinese forum on Eco-Cities. It was held during the Wuhan day of the Beijing 2019 World Horticultural Exposition and organized by the French-Chinese Eco-city management committee and the Wuhan French Consulate. Our Technical Director Maxime Besseas introduced the HQE standard to the audience, which was composed of

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5
Jul

TERAO certified a residential plot of 2600 appartments under HQE French Green Building standard in Bogota, Colombia

© photos PRODESA 2,600 social housing units were certified under HQE in Bogotá, supported by TERAO Colombia. Located in the city of Madrid on the outskirts of Bogotá, the 2,600 social housing project called “Reserva Madrid” illustrates the country’s ambition to “build sustainably” while meeting the growing need for housing. The Pamplona plot, accompanied by TERAO Colombia as sustainable assistant

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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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13
Jun

TERAO entrusted by the PEEB to advise Djibouti on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

In March 2019, TERAO was commissioned by the French Development Agency (AFD) to conduct an energy orientation council on the public buildings of the Republic of Djibouti and to carry out the detailed audit of a building that will serve as a pilot project.   PEEB, Programme for Energy Efficiency in Buildings, facilitates and mobilizes technical cooperation between countries to

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5
Jun

TERAO is on all fronts to spread the word for Sustainability in Buildings

Last week, TERAO was happy to participate in several professional events to spread the word about sustainability. Conference about Smart Factories at the EUCCC Last Tuesday 28th May, our industry expert Simon Joubert was invited to share some insights about smart factories, or how to make your factory more sustainable. The event was held by the @EUCCC, in partnership with

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31
May

TERAO Asia is able to support your BREEAM In-Use assessments with two BIU assessors in our team

BREEAM In-Use (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is an assessment tool and green building certification provided by the BRE (Building Research Institute) for existing buildings in operation. It can be used to evaluate the sustainability of any non-domestic existing building, against the nine sustainability categories used in the BREEAM certifications. A standardized recognized method to evaluate your existing building

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23
May

TERAO invites you to EUCCC conference about Smart Factories on May 28th, 2019

Sustainability is a growing requirement from governments, suppliers and customers. Many businesses still do not recognize that working sustainably also means working cost-effectively. To turn this around requires a willingness to buck conventional financial wisdom by focusing not on reducing the cost of each part but on increasing the efficiency as a whole. During this event, a range of speakers

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20
May

HSE audit for Club Med in China: a first step towards sustainability through compliance

Compliance in Health, Safety and Environment is one of the steps towards sustainability, by following and controlling the regulatory functional or operational compliance of products, processes, facilities and equipment related to food, water, and housekeeping department. TERAO acted as a third-party auditor, and helped Club Med China to verify the compliance of its resorts in terms of permitting, air emissions,

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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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19
Apr

TERAO in Greenweek Lunch & Learn @HKS – “Sustainability in building design for Architects”

TERAO was honoured to introduce case studies of Sustainability strategies and how to put them in place with Architects at HKS, Shanghai Office. This event was part of the Greenweek organized by HKS globally. Our Senior Project Manager Maxime Besseas introduced projects for which TERAO has worked closely with architects to integrate sustainable design from the competition stage. A first

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11
Apr

Energy Efficiency – Chiller optimization case study

How can TERAO help you work on Chiller optimization at the early stage of design?   Case study – Industrial site chillers TERAO’s team worked as energy efficiency specialist to improve the design of a pharmaceutical factory in Anhui province. The client was highly sensitive to climate change impact and had strong requirements in term of energy efficiency and carbon emissions applied to

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2
Apr

IKEA Panyu and TERAO: the first IKEA store in China to be certified BREEAM® Very Good

It is well-know that IKEA has an ambitious sustainability strategy, People & Planet Positive, which translates into the reduced impact of their store on the environment and people. In this regard, it is a pleasure to announce that IKEA Panyu store has reached and was certified BREEAM® Very Good level last March 2019. The BREEAM consultancy was carried out by

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