21
Oct

[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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10
Sep

[Case study] Life Cycle Assessment: Logistic assets across China

Case study – Life cycle analysis: Logistics assets across China TERAO was asked to carry out a Life cycle analysis at early stage of 5 new projects located in China (5 logistics building). The goal was to create a baseline based on existing projects and help set up a carbon reduction target for the client. The assessment included the construction materials,

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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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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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20
Sep

Durability of materials – How to anticipate future damages of materials?

The durability of materials is a strategic methodology to design for robustness and resilience, firstly to ensure and maintain an esthetic aspect of building, and secondly to avoid the high cost generated by material replacement. Every material or product has their own life expectancy, the defined use of these products should be in line with their life expectancy. Meanwhile, their

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12
Sep

Functional adaptability – How to anticipate the building future needs?

Functional adaptability is the concept behind the constant evolution of building needs during the operational phase. Indeed, it is very important to anticipate all of these challenges related to new uses of the building, maintenance and repairs works. All of these changes have most of time the potential to solve functional problems and to provide improvements by considering the user

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30
Jul

Life Cycle Analysis – How to assess the potential environmental aspect of a product?

  The Life Cycle Assessment approach has been used since 1970. First of all, in the context of Oil-Shock, it was used by the industry to link the production and transportation of products to the energy cost. Then the focus grown up to the environmental impacts of activities since 1990. The approach is now standardized by ISO 14 040 and

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24
Jun

Life Cycle Cost Analysis – How to understand, predict and reduce building operational costs

Life Cycle Cost Analysis In a construction project, the financial assessment is mainly based on initial capital costs. However, the costs generated during the asset operation period can be significant and are often neglected during design and development stage. Furthermore, these costs, especially maintenance and replacement costs are highly related to the choices made during the design stage. Therefore, both

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