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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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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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