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Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (Scientific and Technical Center for Building - CSTB)

Address: 84 Avenue Jean Jaurès, Champs sur Marne, 77447 Marne la Vallée cédex 2, France


Region of Activities: Mainly Europe, China, Marocco. Other countries for occasional activities.

Type: Research Organization

Founded: 1947

Main Goals - General activities - field of expertise

CSTB is a stakeholder group following the work of the European Commission on the common framework of performance indicators. CSTB's mission is to guarantee the quality and security of buildings, and to promote market innovation. CSTB brings together multidisciplinary competencies for developing and sharing key scientific knowledge and technologies. CSTB has four key activities: Research and expertise; evaluation; certification; and knowledge dissemination. Its field of expertise include construction products, and optimal integration of buildings in their urban environment. Ongoing work focuses on research of green buildings, eco-neighborhoods, performance indicators, and cost optimal renovation of existing buildings. CSTB supports defining new reference framework for voluntary assessments of green buildings, in particular carbon indicators. The organization works with French ministries on the development of environmental labels for buildings (including carbon, energy, waste, and water indicators). It is piloting a project on a harmonized energy performance certificate across Europe for non-residential buildings (the VCS project).

Activity related to low GHG and energy consumption and resilient buildings

Energy/climate/buildings-related activities: Research on green buildings, eco-neighborhoods, performance indicators, and buildings renovation.