Smart City winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Fort d'Issy (France)

smart city, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Fort d'Issy, France, #GBCSAwards, IssyGrid, smart grid, contest 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/smart-city-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-fort-d-issy-france.html Smart City winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Fort d'Issy (France)

Built on the site of a 19th century fortress demilitarized in 2009, the Fort d’Issy ecodistrict is 12 hectares large and counts 1,623 housings (including 330 social housings), more than 3,500 inhabitants, and 2,300 m² of shops and public facilities along with 44,000 m² of green spaces planted with 300 fruit trees. Commanding the view on the Parisian urban area, the ecodistrict was designed with a very high respect to the environment. Housings, collective facilities and businesses respect

Low Carbon winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Kaza Eco-Community Centre (India)

Low carbon, GBCSAwards, India, stabilized earth, tromb wall 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/low-carbon-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-kaza-eco-community-centre-india.html Low Carbon winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Kaza Eco-Community Centre (India)

In partnership with the Spiti Projects Charity, the Auroville Earth Institute has designed and built the Kaza Eco-Community Centre with key participation of villagers in Kaza and local earth craftsmen of the Spiti Valley, in India. Building in remote high altitude regions is a constant challenge. To meet the climate and logistics challenges of this project, the designers chose to work with local resources, combining local and traditional construction techniques, materials found in the valley and

Smart Building winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Agua (France)

Agua, Groupe GA, Smart Building, #GBCSAwards, France 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/smart-building-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-agua-france.html Smart Building winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Agua (France)

Designed entirely for the well-being of the GA Group’s teams, this exemplary and innovative building shows actual energy consumption under 25 kWh/m²/year for comfort usages, and received the HQE Excellent certification (High Environmental Quality) along with the BEPOS label (Positive Energy Building).​ This was made possible by a thorough work on the envelope and also by the optimisation of consumptions through the BMS Gapéo® developed by the GA Group. With this system, all the equipments designed

Users' Choice City winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Cité Tafilelt Tajdite (Algeria)

Tafilelt, Algeria, #GBCSAwards, sustainable city, contest 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/users-choice-city-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-cite-tafilelt-tajdite-algeria.html Users' Choice City winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Cité Tafilelt Tajdite (Algeria)

Tafilelt is the first green city of the Sahara. The project was born, 20 years ago, in the minds of a group of intellectuals, architects and scientists,  aiming to make the desert florish and to solve the housing crisis. Today, the city, nestled on top of a plateau above the M’Zab valley in the south of Algeria, presents more than 1,000 houses built in local stone. Tafilelt is a popular initiative with an ecological and a social conscience, allowing thousands of people with low income to find a home

Energy & Temperate Climates winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: CoRI "Paint it Green" (Belgium)

CoRI, Belgium, #GBCSAwards, temperate climates, contest 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/energy-temperate-climates-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-cori-paint-it-green-belgium.html Energy & Temperate Climates winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: CoRI "Paint it Green" (Belgium)

«Paint it Green» is a renovation-extension of buildings composed of offices and laboratories of the CoRI (Coating Research Institute), located in Limelette, in Belgium. The project had to achieve two goals: to increase workspace and to contribute to the modernisation of CoRI’s image. The contractor also wanted the buiding to be a statement of CoRI’s social and environmental commitment. The project is based on a concept called «colour chart» by the architect, to modernize the image of the building

Energy & Hot Climates winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Case di Luce (Italy)

Case di Luce, Italy, hot climates, #GBCSAwards, contest 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/energy-hot-climates-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-case-di-luce-italy.html Energy & Hot Climates winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Case di Luce (Italy)

Case di Luce is an integral part of a new urban model that will be the driving force to redevelop a district which, although highly urbanized, is in a state of decay and neglect.  The site was depolluted after the demolition of old settlements. This Net Zero Energy Building (NZEB) meets in a tangible way the challenges of sustainable cities, with innovative design solutions. Located in the south of Italy, Case di Luce must ensure true comfort in summer and in winter, while keeping the consumptions

Sustainable Construction Grand Prize winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Mauges Public Highschool (France)

#GBCSAward, sustainable construction, Mauges, France, contest 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/sustainable-construction-grand-prize-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-mauges-public-highschool-france.html Sustainable Construction Grand Prize winner of the #GBCSAwards 2016: Mauges Public Highschool (France)

The Mauges Public High School is born from a 50-year fight by local activists for secular education in the Mauges region. It is the first education building built by the 2012 French thermal regulation (RT 2012) aiming for the positive energy building standard. To reach environmental and energy performances required by the HQE certification (High Environmental Quality) and by the BEPOS label (Positive Energy Building), the Mauges Public High School deploys various solutions: a bioclimatic atrium

Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize winner of the #GBCSawards 2016: Edificio Zaramaga (Spain)

Zaramaga, renovation, #GBCSAwards, contest 15/11/16 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/sustainable-renovation-grand-prize-winner-of-the-gbcsawards-2016-edificio-zaramaga-spain.html Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize winner of the #GBCSawards 2016: Edificio Zaramaga (Spain)

This project firstly aimed to drastically reduce energy consumptions for three blocks of the residence. The renovation had to be comprehensive while ensuring true comfort for the inhabitants to stay and get better accessibility. To reach these goals, the Luz y Espacio Energía Arquitectura and IMV Arquitectos agencies chose several solutions: efficient wall insulation and joinery the closing of existing facades (balconies) a thorough work on the roof and its insulation the creation of outside elevators

Green Building & City Solutions Awards: Official provider for climate solutions!

11/05/16 16:00 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/green-building--city-solutions-awards-official-provider-for-climate-solutions.html Green Building & City Solutions Awards: Official provider for climate solutions!

Beyond the Paris Agreement, the fight against climate change is also taking place on the field. That’s why, Construction21 accelerates the dissemination of innovation through this international competition of exemplary buildings and eco-districts. The 2015 winners were announced in Le Bourget during the COP21, at the Buildings Day of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction. You will discover this year’s winners during the COP22 in Marrakesh! Enter the competition to inspire professionals

[video] The GBCS Awards 2016 revealed!

03/05/16 15:16 https://www.construction21.org/lietuva/articles/lt/video-the-gbcs-awards-2016-revealed.html [video] The GBCS Awards 2016 revealed!

Christian Brodhag and Véronique Pappe, respectively President and Director of Construction21, present the 2016 edition of the international competition for climate solutions contributing to a more sustainable world. Get ahead of your competitors and publish now your greatest realizations, buildings or cities. For its 4th edition the contest expands to cities, using a new database, City21, launched at the end of 2015, dedicated to exemplary urban projects. Another new feature, the competition opens


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