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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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#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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#12 Urban planning and constraints under the hot climate in Brazil

With a significant rural exodus and a territory very sensitive to the effects of global warming, Brazil must reorganize the (...)

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#11 Urban planning and development in tropical climates: the example of French Guiana

As the example of French Guiana illustrates, sustainable construction in a warm climate is not only a technical challenge (...)

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#10 Energy: a major challenge for sustainable building in the Antilles

Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the Caribbean, both as a result of population growth and the very strong economic (...)

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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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#4 Building bioclimatic in tropical climate and Reunion Island

Building bioclimatic infrastructures in Reunion Island and, more generally, in the DROMs and COMs (formerly DOM-TOM) requires (...)

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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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#2 Hot or tropical climate: a clear but difficult definition

What could be more natural than to define what is meant by a warm climate before fully initiating this dossier.  Brahmanand (...)

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Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: the costs multiply in tropical cities

Some 60% of the planet’s expected urban area by 2030 is yet to be built. This forecast highlights how rapidly the world’s (...)