Carbon Footprint Methodology – How to assess your asset environmental impact?

The Carbon Footprint Methodology The carbon footprint of an entire site could be done using different methodology such as the French Bilan Carbone® approach or the Green House Gas Protocol approach. At TERAO we are used to work with the French methodology. The Bilan Carbone® approach is designed for all types of organisation and is compatible with other standards, such

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Sustainability Solutions for Energy Efficiency

Nowadays it is necessary to optimize the Energy Efficiency and sustainability of future assets for both environmental and financial issues. Through its 30 years expertise, TERAO has developed internally a methodology to optimize building’s energy efficiency  by being involved at the early stage of the design.   By starting at the Schematic Design stage, TERAO has the capability to develop

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BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY – One Of the Main Environmental issue

At the worldwide scale, both buildings and buildings construction sectors combined are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. At the moment China is the biggest energy consumer in the world and the building energy use is the second largest right after the US with 16% of total final

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A Low-Carbon approach for sustainable buildings

Greenhouse gases (GHG) reduction has become a hot topic (this is the least we can say) in the recent decades, to fight against global warming. The building sector is accountable for nearly 40% of annual global GHG emissions (9.2 GtCO2 in 2015 according to IEA). Therefore, a great interest is shown to pay an effort reducing the GHG gases by

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Wired Certification – The rating for the infrastructure, connectivity and technological capacity of your building

The recent emergence of “Smart Building” concept has created worldwide a new way to build and operate buildings. Yet, nowadays it is also vital to consider the connectivity of the commercial buildings to improve the working environment quality and attract new tenants. That is where the Wired Certification comes into play. What is Wired Certification? Developed by WiredScore, the Wired Certification

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Monitoring indoor air quality to enhance well-being and productivity of building occupants

In China, air pollution is a major concern of everyday life. The country is taking many initiatives to fight pollution and improve the outdoor air quality. While these measures are the start of a long-term effort to improve the air quality, focusing on indoor air quality has to be done at the same time. In fact, in a country where

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