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[MOOC] Sustainable Construction in the Tropical Humid Zone (1st Edition)

The tropical zone is home to about half of the world's population. Much of this zone enjoys a relatively mild humid climate (...)

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The Takienta

The Takienta (Otammari construction) is the only one-story dwelling in the world built entirely of local materials. It is (...)

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BaityKool

BaityKool is a prototype of dwelling which competed for the Solar Decathlon Middle East 2018, in Dubai.This competition gathe (...)

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# 24 - The context of the Nianing Church

Located in a small town of 6500 inhabitants, the church of Nianing is one of the most famous in Senegal. This shell-shaped (...)

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#23 Rehabilitation in French Guiana: Feedback from the REX system AQC high-performance buildings

Since 2010, the Construction Quality Agency (AQC) has been supporting the construction industry by identifying emerging risks (...)

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#15 - A review of the LETCHI conference: sustainable, affordable and comfortable construction in tropical countries

Since COP21 in Paris in 2015, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) has been working for efficient, resil (...)

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#14 - Building in Africa: inclusive techniques and training

In response to the housing problem in Africa[1], the Association la Voûte Nubienne (AVN) has been promoting the technical (...)

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#13 - Urban planning in cities with hot and dry climates: the case of Cairo

Despite the awareness of the need to focus on sustainable urban development in the 1980s, Egypt faces a lack of convergence (...)

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#6 Construction of local building materials sectors: a social as well as an economic challenge

The impact of building materials on climate change is a major challenge for the construction sector, as they are responsible (...)

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#3 Bioclimatism, standardization and local reality: an impossible equation to solve?

The bioclimatic approach is particularly suitable for construction in tropical or hot climates. With more than thirty years (...)

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#1 Edito - Sustainable construction in hot climates

The ambition of this dossier is to gather a series of testimonies that illustrate, in all their dimensions, the challenges (...)

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MED . Mediterranean Energy Debate

On 10th October 2019 in Brussels, the Efficient Buildings Community is organizing MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate a public (...)

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How to keep buildings cool without air conditioning – according to an expert in sustainable design

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world (...)

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Winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2017: their solutions to limit global warming

No more suspense! The international winners of the 2017 edition of the Green Solutions Awards have been revealed on November (...)

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Narein Perera: "Participation in the Green Solutions Awards garnered immense benefits"

Dr. Narein Perera, international finalist in Energy & Hot Climates category of the Green Solutions Awards 2016, tells about (...)