News

17
Apr

Meet the team – Manuel Ramos, TERAO Asia General Manager

Manuel Ramos is TERAO Asia General Manager. Get to know him through some of the questions we asked him. Q1. What is your role at TERAO and since when? Manuel: I am TERAO Asia General Manager since March 2017. Q2. What are your credentials/past experience, for working in your position? Manuel: I am based in Asia/China since 2006 & have

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10
Apr

[Repost] The first BREEAM IRFO in China has been certified by TERAO team for IKEA Guangzhou Tianhe 2

IKEA Guangzhou Tianhe 2 is the first BREEAM IRFO (International Refurbishment and Fit-Out) 2015 to obtain Very Good level in China. Indeed, IKEA opened a new store in Guangzhou, Tianhe district in 2019, in the M·Live mall. TERAO has assisted them along this new store project from concept design to end of construction, working side by side with the different

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2
Apr

How TERAO can solve your energy issue? – Cold rack case study

How TERAO can help you to efficiently cool your industrial rack?   Case study – Cooling system optimization TERAO’s team worked as energy efficiency specialist to optimize cooling system for a specific case. A Taiwan based client which process is highly impacted by the weather, needed to control well humidity and heat by adding new cooling racks inside a warehouse. The

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27
Mar

Ibox – Full of Energy: HQE, WELL, LEED certification by TERAO

We are happy to announce that ibox – Full of Energy office rehabilitation project obtained HQE Exceptional, LEED Gold and WELL GOLD certification with the assistance in sustainability of TERAO. The project is located close to the Gare de Lyon in Paris, and developed by GECINA. The operation size is 20 500sqm. The project includes following features: HQE Exceptional LEED BD+C

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20
Mar

[Repost] China CO2 emission has decreased because / thanks to the COVID-19, but there is more to it!

Original article from CarbonBrief: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-coronavirus-has-temporarily-reduced-chinas-co2-emissions-by-a-quarter Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the electricity demand and industrial output in China has dropped far below their usual levels. All the measures to contain the COVID-19 have resulted in reductions of 15% to 40% in output across key industrial sectors. This is likely to have wiped out a quarter or more of

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23
Jan

Happy Sustainable Year of the Rat from TERAO Asia !

Happy Year of the Rat – 祝你和你的家人鼠年吉祥,万事如意 ! Terao Asia team wishes our dear clients and partners a very sustainable & prosperous year of the Rat ! May you have a good resting time with your family and loved ones during this holiday, to be able to come back with more ideas and actions towards sustainability, with the help of TERAO

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16
Jan

TERAO was invited to “Wuhan sponge city real estate construction development technology seminar” and signed strategic cooperation agreement with GBWINDS

On December 18, 2019, Terao was invited by Wuhan GBwinds technology engineering company to attend “Focus on ecology, illuminate the future – 2019 technical seminar” in Wuhan sponge city real estate construction development technology seminar. The meeting was sponsored by Wuhan Science and Technology Construction Commission Sponge City professional committee and Wuhan real estate development association. Wuhan GBwinds technology engineering

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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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28
Nov

One of our clients got 6 BREEAM certificates during the BREEAM Awards China 2019, can you guess who it is?

Last Thursday 21st November, 2019 were held the first China BREEAM Awards. It is a ceremony to give recognition to BREEAM users and BREEAM projects in China. Credits: BRE China During this ceremony, one of TERAO longtime clients has received 6 BREEAM certificates for 6 different projects. Indeed, this retail customer opened several new stores within 2019. TERAO has assisted

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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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17
Oct

TERAO introduces HQE international certification to Caidian (Wuhan) French-Chinese Eco-city representatives

At present, with continuous improvement and development of green buildings, several countries have created their own green building assessment standards. HQE (High quality environment) international certification has been developed by the French public institution CSTB and has been tailored to adapt all countries, cultures and climate zones in the process of internationalization. HQE is favored by more and more owners and

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12
Oct

Autumn teambuilding in an Eco village: green building consultants to go back to the nature!

Last September, our team spent quality time together with families in Henggang横港 Eco village, close to Wuzhen 乌镇 (Zhejiang province) and Tongxiang 桐乡. This team building day was organized by Yejo. It was a good occasion to welcome our new Project Engineer Yiyi too. Introduction by Feng from Yejo    After arriving in the Eco-village and the introduction from Feng (Yejo

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26
Sep

Union for Sustainable Buildings WeChat Public Account

Exciting news! We have launched a WeChat public account for the sustainable buildings community in Asia. Union of Sustainable Buildings is a platform that publishes news and expertise related to sustainable buildings, through articles shared by different experts. Please find us by searching “USB可持续建筑联盟” or save and extract the QR Code in WeChat.   Shout out to @Architecture 2030 @Delhom @GIGA @Siveco and

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