Tag: energy efficiency

21
Nov

[Event] TERAO Asia will be present at The Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022

This November, The European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam) will host the “Green Economy Forum & Exhibition (GEFE) 2022” at Sala’s THISO SkyHall in Ho Chi Minh City. This event will take place from November 28 – 29 – 30 with more than 150 participating businesses, with a total area of more than 5,000 m². The event’s purpose

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20
Oct

[Expertise] Thermal comfort: how to face more frequent heat waves? – Part 2

In our Part 1 article, we have introduced Thermal comfort principle and some essential passive design ideas to optimize buildings to frequent heatwaves. In this article, we continue to introduce other simple yet essential way to avoid thermal discomfort in a building. Optimization of the envelope Thermal insulation, compactness and glazing rates should be optimized to minimize heating and cooling

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14
Oct

Our clients recommend us: Elisabeth Muzeau, General Manager of Techné, China

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

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23
Sep

[Expertise] Thermal comfort: how to face more frequent heat waves? – Part 1

In the current context of ever more numerous and intense heat waves, the notion of thermal comfort in buildings is more relevant than ever. In June, France experienced temperatures 10°C to 15°C above seasonal norms. July and August also brought their share of heat waves! Beyond national climate objectives and the reduction of its impacts, the construction sector must also

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1
Jul

[Expertise] Energy modelling: a powerful tool for sustainable buildings

Energy modelling is a whole building simulation process that engineers, architects, and researchers use to model the energy consumption of heating, cooling, ventilation, lighting, electronic equipment, and process loads. The simulation can give hourly time steps results or even sub-hourly time steps results (for example 15 minutes) which makes it possible to carry out a detailed analysis of the thermal

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2
Jun

[China’s new green building regulation] General Code for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Applicaton in Buildings

Do you want to have a look at these new green building regulations and understand how they are helping China reach its implement its environmental strategy? Read this article and you will know! The buildings and construction work in China contribute more than half of the total carbon emissions nationwide. To meet China’s ambitious carbon reduction targets, reaching carbon neutrality

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6
May

[Expertise] How to optimize buildings airflow and air temperature with Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD)

Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) is a tool used to analyse fluid flows and temperature. In the case of building and environmental engineering, it can be used for internal spaces (large space as warehouse, exhibition space or workshop) or external spaces (district, neighbourhood or cities). In internal space, CFD is used to calculate thermal comfort via the calculation of air speed, air temperature, “age” of air

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25
Apr

[Earth Day 2022] Are you taking action? – Personal and Company level

This year Earth day was on 22nd April, 2022. As we like to remind at TERAO through our daily job and daily actions, Earth Day should be every day, as sustainability and climate change mitigation cannot be met in only one day action.  What can I do for Earth Day at a personal level?  There are many ways to help the

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2
Dec

[Case study] Energy audit: Technical Centre of Plastic Omnium in Wuhan

Case study – Energy audit: Technical Centre of Plastic Omnium in Wuhan TERAO was asked to carry out an energy audit of the technical Centre of Plastic Omnium in Wuhan. This building constructed in 2018 is an R&D centre and test lab for automotive fuel systems in cars. For its global sustainability program, the Group has set two ambitious goals: Reducing

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17
Sep

Our clients recommend us: Gaëtan Grand, General Manager of Fordia, Changzhou

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

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7
Apr

Wuhan project to pass the HQE™ pre-assesment at Design stage

After 18 hours of evaluation with the HQE Auditor Frédéric Leconte, our TERAO Asia team assisted the projects of Space Museum and Exhibition hall in the Wuhan Caidian Sino-French Eco-City to pass the HQE Design stage pre-certification. HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale – High Environmental Quality) is a French-origin International green building standard.  It is intended for projects under construction, renovation

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26
Mar

Meet the team – Gaspard Lemoine-Scelles, Business Development Manager at TERAO Asia

Today you will learn more about Gaspard, our French gentleman from Normandy, Shanghainese at heart for a few years now. Let’s discover more about him through this short interview. Q1: What is your role in TERAO and since when? GLS: I have been Business Development Manager at TERAO Asia for almost a year now. I came originally to China in 2014

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19
Feb

Our clients recommend us: Fabrice Demichel, managing director of PRD China

At TERAO, we assist our client to get green building certification. What for? For asset owners or investors to ensure their buildings respond to a certain sustainability standard. It will let the building have more value during its lifetime and for the selling of the asset in the future. One of our clients had this objective in mind, and TERAO

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8
Jan

Meet the team – Nathalie Ieong, Project Manager at TERAO Asia

Today you will learn more about Nathalie, our French-born Chinese Project Manager, a Hong Kong origin Parisian, Beijinger at heart and new Shanghainese since 2 years and half. Let’s discover more about her through this short interview. Q1: What is your role in TERAO and since when? NI: I have been Project Manager in TERAO Asia, since October 2018. Before

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3
Dec

Meet the team – Maxime Besseas, Operation Manager at TERAO Asia

Today you will learn more about Maxime, our Operation Manager coming from the mountain region in France. Let’s discover more about him below. Q1: What is your role in TERAO and since when? MB: I have been Operation Manager in TERAO Asia, since 2019. I have to ensure all deliverables will be provided on time by taking care of the

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