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Wednesday December 19th, 2018
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The aim of the Ademe’s Obec (‘Objectifs Bâtiments Energie Carbone’) programme is to support the trialling of positive energy & carbon reduction buildings (E+C-). It has just presented its initial findings and it is fair to say that they are surprising. Here is why.
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Simon Brouck, property development project manager at Linkcity Île-de-France, tells us about the Eole Evangile triangle project “IF”, a fertile island in Paris.