TERAO Expertise

21
Mar

[Expertise] Carbon reduction vs carbon offset

Carbon reduction and carbon offset are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings and implications. In this article, we will explain what they are, why they matter, and how they can help you reduce your environmental impact. Carbon reduction is the process of decreasing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that you produce, either directly

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19
Mar

[Expertise] How energy efficiency solutions reduce operating costs

Energy efficiency is the practice of using less energy to achieve the same or better results. It can help businesses and organizations save money, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and improve their environmental performance. Energy efficiency is important for businesses because it can lower their energy bills, enhance their reputation, and increase their productivity. According to a report by the International

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5
Mar

Forvia Fengcheng Mega Plant – LEED v4 Gold: OneClick LCA case study

Forvia is a French global automotive supplier headquartered in Nanterre, France. They are an automotive technology group at the heart of smarter and more sustainable mobility, bring together expertise in electronics, clean mobility, lighting, interiors, seating, and lifecycle solutions to drive change in the automotive industry. Forvia, through its two entities, Faurecia and Hella, has demonstrated over the years a

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11
Jan

[Expertise] The importance of energy management

Energy management is more than just reducing energy consumption; it encompasses the strategic planning, monitoring, and optimization of energy usage within an organization in different sectors, such as industry, transport, buildings and households. It involves a comprehensive understanding of energy flows, identifying areas of waste, and implementing measures to enhance overall efficiency. Energy is essential for human development and economic

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28
Nov

[Expertise] Building envelope: the concept and its role in energy efficiency

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

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19
Oct

[Expertise] Optimizing natural daylighting while minimizing heat gains and glare

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

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24
Aug

[Expertise] How to certify a carbon-neutral building?

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.

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3
Aug

[Case study] A Feasibility Study on Sustainable Office Relocation

Building Fit-out and its Carbon Behaviour China’s ambitious target of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 has significant implications for the building sector, which is responsible for nearly half of all global carbon emissions. Specifically, building operations account for 28% of these emissions while new construction contributes to 21%. In China, construction generates 21.6% of emissions, with 28% coming from new

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6
Jul

[Expertise] How to set up the energy baseline for your asset portfolio KPI?

What is an energy consumption baseline? A baseline serves as a point of reference or comparison for evaluating another value or situation. It allows us to determine whether the measured data is distinct, unusual, or requires special attention, or if it aligns closely with the baseline. By comparing against this reference point, we can assess the significance and characteristics of

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20
Jun

[Expertise] Thermal comfort improvement for factories – the right approach

Thermal comfort in factories plays a pivotal role in ensuring a productive and healthy working environment for employees. Maintaining optimal temperatures and humidity levels not only enhances productivity but also fosters employee satisfaction and well-being. As industrial operations continue to evolve, adopting the right approach to ensure thermal comfort in factories becomes crucial. This operation needs to be done while

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26
May

Successful Project – Bürkert’s Taicang Plant achieved the LEED Silver Certification

Bürkert Taicang Project located in Taicang Port, Jiangsu province, is a regional headquarter of China. The new headquarter will focus on the R&D, production, and sales of high-end fluid control systems. Bürkert Fluid Control Systems is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of measuring, controlling, and regulating systems for fluids and gases. Bürkert products are used in a wide range

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19
May

[Expertise] New EDGE Accredited Professional in our team

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 operational savings and

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9
May

[Expertise] Reducing the carbon footprint of your suppliers

Implementing a green supply chain is a strategic decision that offers various competitive advantages to a company. Firstly, a green supply chain can optimize resource management, reduce operational costs, and contribute to growth. This can be achieved by using recyclable raw materials, eco-friendly packaging, energy-efficient transport solutions, and manufacturing processes that limit water and electricity consumption. Secondly, many governments have

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11
Apr

Two projects have passed the HQE™ pre-assessment certification.

Two projects developed by NXPark, Aden Group’s industrial real estate business have passed the HQE pre-assessment certification! After 12 hours of rigorous evaluation with the HQE Auditor Frédéric Leconte from Certivea, the two projects in Xi’an and Qingdao passed the HQE Design stage pre-certification. Online audits for both projects. The HQE Design audit can be conducted online. The Construction Audit

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14
Feb

[Expertise] New Certified Building Commissioning Professional in the team – A key tool to ensure successful building systems

Energy reduction is a critical issue the world needs to englobe today as we strive to reduce our carbon footprint and create a sustainable future. Commissioning, often written as Cx, is one of the tools that help building owners reduce their energy consumption. In this article, we explore the importance of commissioning to optimize building operations. What is commissioning? Commissioning

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