Two innovative standards for the well-being and independence of senior
The CSTB and its subsidiary CERTIVEA, that specializes in the certification of sustainable living environments, are involved in the implementation of two innovative standards aimed at promoting the independence of seniors and their active engagement in society, while respecting their individual life choices.
Civic action and scientific research
CSTB Nantes, in association with ESAT Tournière Services (French organizations that help disabled people back into work) in Carquefou, France, has created a laundry service at AQUASIM, its major research facility for the sustainable management of water in buildings.
For an embedded Knowledge Management system
Securing knowledge capital and encouraging the sharing and appropriation of knowledge and know-how at the CSTB will benefit all construction stakeholders and improve both the performance of the CSTB and the conditions under which employees perform their tasks.
Projects focusing on renovation, innovation and reliability in the construction process
To expand renovation massively, it is essential, first, to have good knowledge of the existing building stock to know where we stand, measure the progress made, and determine the work still needed and to make renovation strategies more reliable at the level of a territory or building stock of a real estate company or housing operator.