The building envelope is the physical barrier between the indoor and outdoor environment of a building. It includes the walls, roof, windows, doors and other elements that separate the interior space from the exterior climate. The building envelope plays a crucial role in determining the energy performance, thermal comfort and indoor air quality of a building. In this article, we
Natural daylighting is a design strategy that aims to maximize the use of natural light in buildings while minimizing the need for artificial lighting and cooling. It can enhance the comfort, health, and productivity of the occupants, as well as reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact of the building. It can also reduce the need for artificial lighting and
Carbon neutrality is a concept that aims to reduce the impact of human activities on the environment by minimizing or offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. To achieve carbon neutrality, the amount of emissions produced by a source, such as a building, must be equal to or less than the amount of emissions removed or avoided by that source or another one.
In early 2023, Galeries Lafayette will open a store in Shenzhen’s city Futian district, as part of its development in China. Galeries Lafayette wanted to estimate the detailed energy consumption of this mall, before its construction. An Energy estimation study could help Galeries Lafayette gain a clear understanding of the behavior of the store and then identify future relevant optimization
In the wake of Paris Agreement, companies are being pushed more and more to lower their carbon footprint. TERAO can help to assess the carbon footprint of companies, from the upstream to downstream emissions. Here is an example, with Techné Shanghai, which already had a carbon footprint calculation made by their Headquarter, but needed a local calculation for the Chinese
At TERAO, we assist our client to reach their sustainability target, through energy efficiency calculations. They will not only save money on the long-term, but also preserving the resources. One of our clients had this objective in mind, and TERAO is accompanying them. Gaëtan Grand, General Manager at Fordia Changzhou shares his current experience with TERAO and why he would
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