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.
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.
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.
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.
Industrial club Sekoya unveils the winners of its first call for solutions on the Sekoya carbon & climate platform
Following the launch of the Sekoya platform, devoted to low-carbon materials and procedures, Eiffage and Impulse Partners, the construction-sector innovation specialist, gathered with project participants to announce the results of this first call for solutions.