Green Building Consulting & Engineering, winner of the Women Eco Game Changer Awards 2018

We are thrilled to announce that Armelle Le Bihan has been awarded at the Women Eco Game Changer Awards 2018. The award ceremony was hosted by the Global Green Economic Forum (GGEF) at the Ritz-Carlton in Beijing last Tuesday. Armelle is the proud winner of the Eco Star of Asia 2018 which recognizes youth change makers, aged 18 to 35 in Asia, who have dedicated themselves in bettering our environment through their initiatives and actions. During her thank you speech, Armelle stressed out the importance of acting collaboratively now for the opportunity to design and build the liveable cities of tomorrow. “This award is for me an encouragement to continue to design buildings that fight climate

Green design and smart technology for air quality

Buildings being made for people to live in, must take into account human comfort, while being designed. As a matter of fact, comfortable indoor environments increase occupants’ productivity, health and overall well-being. Here is the third article of our serie on performance indicators : visual comfort, acoustic comfort, air quality and thermal comfort. Take a look at our previous article on acoustic comfort here. Have you ever heard about the “sick building syndrome” ? Sumedha M. Joshi, doctor in Preventive and Social Medicine in India, has described the sick building syndrome as “a situation in which the occupants of a building experience acute health or discomfort related effects that see

3 innovations for efficient HVAC systems

The goal of a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is to create and maintain a comfortable environment within a building which meets occupants needs. In dense urban contexts in tropical climates like South East Asia, it can be difficult to supply this level of comfort relying solely on the natural air exchange between outdoors and indoors. As a result, buildings heavily rely on HVAC systems to cool down spaces, decrease humidity levels, manage fresh air intakes, and improve the overall quality and comfort of indoor environments. Additionally, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pointed out that on top of providing comfort, HVAC is essential in preventi

Green design and smart technology for acoustic comfort

Buildings being made for people to live in, must take into account human comfort, while being designed. As a matter of fact, comfortable indoor environments increase occupants’ productivity, health and overall well-being. In a series of four articles, we will look into different performance indicators, such as visual comfort, acoustic comfort, thermal comfort and air quality, that can be designed and improved in order to promote occupant’s well being. You can find our previous article about visual comfort here. Today, half of the population lives in cities that are exhausted by noise-producing activities, equipments and transport. Meanwhile, our perception of sound is inherent to our capacit

Green design and smart technology for visual comfort

Buildings being made for people to live in, must take into account human comfort, while being designed. As a matter of fact, comfortable indoor environments increase occupants’ productivity, health and overall well-being. In a serie of four articles, we will look into different performance indicators, such as visual comfort, acoustic comfort, thermal comfort and air quality, that can be monitored in order to promote well being. Visual comfort increases the level of vitamin B and D in the body as well as synchronizes the body clock, improves the quality of sleep and concentration while reducing your need in energy. Thus, this performance indicator plays a role on your health, productivity, an

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