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
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
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
It is a pleasure to announce that we have a new HQE™ Certification Référent in TERAO Asia. Tina Shen has just passed the HQE™ Certification Referent exam. She already has experience in the HQE projects in China. With this certification, she will not only help HQE projects to have a smooth operation in regards to HQE, but it can also help the HQE
As a reminder, 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. The HQE™ certification is intended for projects under construction, renovation or in operation, whether residential or not, as well as urban planning and infrastructures operations HQE is
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
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
In our previous article, we have already discussed green commuting choices and found out that bicycle is the most efficient way for us to achieve a sustainable lifestyle in terms of a daily commute. Today, we will dig deeper into this topic and see how the promotion of cycling can be implemented on a Building Level or a Company Level.
[Part 2] How can TERAO help you assess your carbon footprint? After our first article about Data Collection, and insights from ARaymond employees involved in this process, here is the introduction and the client feedback on the 2nd step of the carbon footprint assessment: carbon footprint quantification As a reminder, here are the main steps of the carbon footprint calculation
Smart energy consumption reduction tips from TERAO Last Friday 18th February, in Shanghai, was held “Anhui Huaibei New Coal Chemical Industry And Synthetic Materials Base Investment Promotion and Policy Briefing Meeting” by Anhui Huaibei New Coal Chemical Industry And Synthetic Materials Base and Knight Frank. This meeting had 4 parts: Best Site Selection, Smart Energy Consumption, Ecological Compliance, and Gas
Last Thursday 17th February, in Shanghai, was held “Race to Net Zero & Carbon Neutrality – Practical Steps for your Carbon Reduction Journey” by the German Chamber of Commerce of Shanghai, and TERAO Asia participated as speaker. This webinar offered insights on the practical steps for companies to start their carbon reduction journey such as how to measure companies’ carbon
On Thursday 13th January 2022, in Shanghai, offline and online, ULI China Mainland held a special members-only event for those interested in ESG. The aim of this event was to help members understand the basis of embodied carbon content for new buildings, embodied carbon contents for key building materials, and what developers are doing to reduce embodied carbon for new
To commute from home to work, do you know which transportation means will emit the least or the most carbon emissions? One would think that carbon footprint reduction is normally a big concept and normally of national scales, but there is still low hanging fruit that individuals can do for the climate. Increasing findings show that transportation shares the top
How can TERAO help you to assess your carbon footprint? Discover this case study for an automotive- and solar-related company in China, ARaymond China. We will introduce the methodology step by step through different articles and we will even share some feedbacks from the customer! Without further ado, here is the first step: setting up boundaries and data collection!
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