TERAO Expertise

23
Oct

Start assessing your carbon footprint with the GHG protocol

More and more asset owners pay attention to their Carbon Footprint, such as Fortune 500 companies. As we have mentioned already in our previous article “Carbon Footprint – Methodology”, the building sector is accountable for nearly 40% of annual global GHG (Greenhouse gas) emissions (9.2 GtCO2 in 2015 according to IEA). This carbon footprint can be evaluated using the GHG

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17
Sep

Our clients recommend us: Dominique Laloux, vice-chairman of ERLAB in China, about their new factory in Kunshan

At TERAO, we have the expertise to give advice on the design of a building. What for? To optimize energy consumption while being comfortable for its occupants. It is particularly vital in an industrial asset, where production lines could generate a lot of heat, and where comfort is at stake for the workers. One of our clients had this issue

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10
Sep

One of our team members has just become the only active HQE™ Certification Référent in China, guess who it is?

HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale – High Environmental Quality) is a French-origin International green building standard. It has certified 85 million square meters in 26 countries, over the past 20 years. Example of the HQE certification (not official) The HQE™ certification is intended for projects under construction, renovation or in operation, whether residential or not, as well as urban planning and

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6
Aug

Our clients recommend us: Thibaud Brunel, formerly working for Argosy, about cold storage issue

Remember our article about cold storage case study “How TERAO can solve your energy issue? – Cold rack case study” ? This is a typical issue found in industrial assets that need to store goods or materials that need very specific and stable temperature. One of our clients had this issue and TERAO helped them to solve it. Thibaud Brunel,

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20
Jul

TERAO presents “BREEAM In-Use case studies” with the BRE and Cushman and Wakefield

On July 16th, TERAO was invited by the BRE China to introduce case studies of BREEAM In-Use (BIU) projects, jointly with Cushman and Wakefield. During the event, the BRE China introduced BIU v6 to the audience and its updates compared to the 2015 version. Cushman and Wakefield team introduced the benefits of green buildings on buildings management fees, operation cost

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11
Jun

6 things to know about BREEAM In-Use version 6

BREEAM In-Use v6 has been launched by BRE, and can be applied for new project from May 11th, 2020! The new technical manual is much more visual and colorful, and easy to navigate into. However, if you had not had time to go through it yet, here are TERAO insights of the significant modifications we can notice from the 2015

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3
Jun

What do you know about water efficiency?

June has arrived and is bringing us the ‘hottest ’ summer ever. We are in a stage where the demand for water is very high. Do you know how much water we consume every day? Which measures contribute to improve water efficiency? Here is the quiz, and you will find the answers in our article. How much water does a

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27
May

[Repost] 5 Minutes talk with General Manager of Terao Asia by BRE China

Last week, TERAO Asia General Manager, Manuel Ramos, had the pleasure to be interviewed by BRE China. During the interview, Manuel has shared with us his views about the trends in building industry after COVID-19 as well as the benefits of BREEAM for green building projects.   Q1: It is our great pleasure to have Manuel Ramos, General Manager of

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14
May

[Repost]: the first BREEAM New Construction certification for an industrial project in China

The sustainable design of industrial buildings plays an important role in the sustainability. Industrial buildings, especially manufacturing factories and warehouses with high energy consumption and high pollution, are one of the main factors affecting the environment. Through the implementation of sustainable idea for design, construction and operation stages, not only can revenue and operational savings be achieved, but employee productivity

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28
Apr

How TERAO can help to improve your asset design in tropical climate? – Bioclimatic design case study

How TERAO can help to improve your asset design in tropical climate? Bioclimatic architecture refers to the design of buildings and spaces based on local climate. It takes into account the environmental conditions to enhance thermal and visual comfort inside a building. This type of architecture seeks perfect cohesion between design and natural elements such as sun, wind, rain and

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24
Apr

Earth Day-Time to act on your built environment!

Following the « Earth Day » celebration & due to the current global “COVID” situation, many organizations are now looking into improving their Sustainability policies and accelerating their action plan related to Climate Change. Sustainability is a large topic. At Terao, we focus only on the built environment. We work on practical strategies that could improve the performance & management of your

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10
Apr

[Repost] The first BREEAM IRFO in China has been certified by TERAO team for IKEA Guangzhou Tianhe 2

IKEA Guangzhou Tianhe 2 is the first BREEAM IRFO (International Refurbishment and Fit-Out) 2015 to obtain Very Good level in China. Indeed, IKEA opened a new store in Guangzhou, Tianhe district in 2019, in the M·Live mall. TERAO has assisted them along this new store project from concept design to end of construction, working side by side with the different

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2
Apr

How TERAO can solve your energy issue? – Cold rack case study

How TERAO can help you to efficiently cool your industrial rack?   Case study – Cooling system optimization TERAO’s team worked as energy efficiency specialist to optimize cooling system for a specific case. A Taiwan based client which process is highly impacted by the weather, needed to control well humidity and heat by adding new cooling racks inside a warehouse. The

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27
Mar

Ibox – Full of Energy: HQE, WELL, LEED certification by TERAO

We are happy to announce that ibox – Full of Energy office rehabilitation project obtained HQE Exceptional, LEED Gold and WELL GOLD certification with the assistance in sustainability of TERAO. The project is located close to the Gare de Lyon in Paris, and developed by GECINA. The operation size is 20 500sqm. The project includes following features: HQE Exceptional LEED BD+C

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20
Mar

[Repost] China CO2 emission has decreased because / thanks to the COVID-19, but there is more to it!

Original article from CarbonBrief: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-coronavirus-has-temporarily-reduced-chinas-co2-emissions-by-a-quarter Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the electricity demand and industrial output in China has dropped far below their usual levels. All the measures to contain the COVID-19 have resulted in reductions of 15% to 40% in output across key industrial sectors. This is likely to have wiped out a quarter or more of

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