A framework for safe reuse of demolition waste
A research workshop of the Fondation Bâtiment Énergie, coordinated by the CSTB and involving the MECD Institute for the management of a project on reuse, has developed eight guides to increase the reliability of residual performance of eight product families for their reuse in new construction after removal from demolition sites.
CSTB'Lab sparks building industry start-ups to develop low-carbon solutions
In 2020, the CSTB start-up accelerator continued its support of start-up companies developing innovative solutions that contribute to the environmental and energy transitions in the building industry and urban development.
Read the editorial by Etienne Crépon – Chief executive officer of the CSTB
The health crisis that has affected the entire planet since the end of 2019 may transform our environment. It is possible that there may be a "post-Covid world", but it is objectively too early to tell, and if there is one, we do not yet know what it will look like.
Certified windows: safety, reliability and comfort
Windows are increasingly technical products. Just a few years ago, they were still assembled on the construction site, but over the past decade they have become a sophisticated construction system integrating a high level of technology and ever greater efficiency.
Recycling of PVC windows
Using recycled PVC in windows is a growing trend in which several key market stakeholders have become involved by having their plants certified, including Deceuninck, Paprec, Rehau, Suez and VEKA for one factory in France and one in Germany. The CSTB issues QB34 and NF126 certifications, which showcase PVC reprocessing and reassure the sector about the constancy of the technical characteristics and the associated performance levels. These certifications represent real progress in the recognition of how PVC windows perform in relation to the circular economy.