Centre Scientifique de Technique du batiment (CSTB)
In its quest to improve well-being and safety in buildings, CSTB plies four complementary trades: research, advanced engineering, quality assessment and the dissemination of knowledge. In combination with its fields of expertise, they allow CSTB to adopt a global approach to buildings which includes their urban environment, services and the new information and communication technologies.
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The mission of the Effinergie Association is to promote low energy houses concepts in new constructions and in retrofit applications. This comprises as well the development of a labeling and normative system for French low energy houses in the built environment.
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Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Energie (ADEME)
ADEME is an industrial and commercial public agency, under the joint supervision of French Ministries for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning (MEDAD) and for Higher Education and Research. The mission of ADEME is encouraging, supervising, coordinating, facilitating and undertaking operations with the aim of protecting the environment and managing energy.
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CETIAT is the French national test centre for heating technologies, among others heat pump testing according to the EN standards is performed.
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Comité Scientifique et Technique des Industries Climatiques Costic (COSTIC)
COSTIC assures the symbiose between the research world and the necessities of enterprises of technical equipment. As an independent association, its mission consists of giving advice and assistance for studies and research, education and dissemination of knowledge.
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