One of the most significant potential areas for saving energy and greenhouse gases is the thermal renovation of buildings. But we are not renovating enough. The method needs to change, and this will probably happen via industrialisation. Industrialisation, boosted by the European EnergieSprong project, means improved performance and quality of use.
Brézillon Environnement collaborates with Hésus to process inert soil from sites
Stéphanie Barrault, head of the Circular Design Experience project: applying all of the circular-economy principles to the construction sector
Monday February 3rd, 2020
Interview of the month: Pauline Philippe
An interview with Pauline Philippe, sustainable real estate and biomimicry consultant at Elan.
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