News

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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20
Mar

“Sustainability and Well-Being in Workplaces” conference at Cushman and Wakefield Business Corner

TERAO was honoured to introduce case studies of Sustainability and Well-being combination strategies for Workplaces at Cushman and Wakefield, Shanghai Office, in partnership with Delhom Acoustique. Our Senior Project Manager Song Dan introduced the different studies that shows that interior improved sustainability and well-being translates into better productivity from the employees. For example, the World Green Building Council wrote that

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15
Mar

Third edition of Shanghai Builders’ lunch @ El Willy

It was a pleasure for TERAO to co-organize the third edition of Shanghai Builders’ lunch. What is “Shanghai Builders”? “Shanghai Builders”, created by three China Building Sector’ Veterans, brings together professionals involved in the Building Sector in China and especially in Shanghai and the neighboring provinces. “We aim at gathering decision makers from the Building Sector, active on the Chinese

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8
Mar

Considering a dual certification for WELL/BREEAM? You are half way to go

Many projects nowadays are driven to BREEAM and WELL certification for their energy/environment-focused and wellbeing-focused target respectively. BREEAM is a measure of sustainability for master planning, building scope, covering all stages of a building life cycle. WELL is a performance-based system to measure and monitor the building environment. BREEAM and WELL work alongside one another to make sure buildings preserve

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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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22
Feb

A Low-Carbon approach for sustainable buildings

Greenhouse gases (GHG) reduction has become a hot topic (this is the least we can say) in the recent decades, to fight against global warming. The building sector is accountable for nearly 40% of annual global GHG emissions (9.2 GtCO2 in 2015 according to IEA). Therefore, a great interest is shown to pay an effort reducing the GHG gases by

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15
Feb

Hangzhou Sports Tower shortlisted for MIPIM Awards 2019

Every year, during 4 days, the most influential stakeholders of the international real estate industry gather in March in the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, France, for the MIPIM (Marché International des Professionnels de l’Immobilier) real estate event, one of the most influential events in this sector. The Hangzhou Sports Tower projects, designed by AREP and for which TERAO has been

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30
Jan

LEED v4: ID+C Gold for Volvo Polestar HQ office in Shanghai

It is a pleasure to announce the LEED ID+C: Commercial Interiors v4 Gold level certification for Volvo Polestar Phase I office in Shanghai, obtained on December 2018. The LEED consultancy mission was carried out by TERAO in collaboration with Ingenor, the project management company. Here are some characteristics of the Polestar Phase I project: LEED rating: Gold Score: 66/110 Size:

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25
Jan

Second edition of Shanghai Builders’ lunch @ Calypso

On Friday 18th January, 2019, TERAO co-organized the second edition of Shanghai Builders’ lunch. What is “Shanghai Builders”? “Shanghai Builders”, created by 3 China Building Sector’ Veterans, brings together professionals involved in the Building Sector in China and especially in Shanghai and the neighboring provinces. “We aim at gathering decision makers from the Building Sector, active on the Chinese market;

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22
Jan

BREEAM Awards 2019 nomination for IKEA Panyu store project

It is a pleasure to announce the nomination of the IKEA Panyu project to BREEAM Awards 2019. The BREEAM Awards recognize the achievement of those involved in the specification, design, construction and management of BREEAM certified buildings. This project, for which TERAO team dedicated 2 years of hard work, is going to be the first IKEA BREEAM Very Good Level

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7
Jan

Happy New Year 2019 from TERAO Asia team

Happy 2019 ! On behalf of all Terao Asia Team I wish you and your beloved ones a very sustainable & prosperous year! Here are some of TERAO highlights of 2018: TERAO is happy to spread the BREEAM standard knowledge, especially to our customer IKEA, through BREEAM Awareness Training Indoor Air Quality is also a growing concern for which TERAO can

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13
Dec

Wired Certification – The rating for the infrastructure, connectivity and technological capacity of your building

The recent emergence of “Smart Building” concept has created worldwide a new way to build and operate buildings. Yet, nowadays it is also vital to consider the connectivity of the commercial buildings to improve the working environment quality and attract new tenants. That is where the Wired Certification comes into play. What is Wired Certification? Developed by WiredScore, the Wired Certification

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11
Dec

TERAO Asia participated in the “Energy Efficiency Enhancement Seminar” in Foshan by TÜV Rheinland

On December 5, 2018, TERAO was invited by TÜV Rheinland Group to speak at the “Green Manufacturing System Construction and Energy Efficiency Enhancement Seminar” in Foshan, Guangdong province. The seminar was organized in collaboration with the Guangdong Energy Conservation Association and the Foshan Energy Conservation and Circular Economy Association. It has attracted more than 70 enterprises and associations and over

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6
Dec

First edition of Shanghai Builders’ lunch @ Bistro by Yannick Alleno

On Friday 30th November, it was a pleasure for TERAO to co-organize the first edition of Shanghai Builders’ lunch. What is “Shanghai Builders”? “Shanghai Builders”, created by three China Building Sector’ Veterans, brings together professionals involved in the Building Sector in China and especially in Shanghai and the neighboring provinces. “We aim at gathering decision makers from the Building Sector, active

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29
Nov

From LEED v4 to LEED v4.1 for Existing buildings: what are the changes?

A growing number of owners and operators are certifying their buildings under Operational Certification to assess their performance, identify inefficiencies, and provides a roadmap for improvement. LEED v4.1, the incremental update to LEED v4, announced by USGBC earlier this year would be a perfect fit for this kind of certification or building assessment.  What’s in it for your existing projects? In short: performance-based

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