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In the UK, Jewson is offering £100,000 (approximately €138,000) of funding for community building projects
On March 21, Rigips Romania planted 5,000 trees near Bucharest.
350 years
Saint-Gobain’s 350th anniversary celebrations forge ahead.
Comfort, health and well-being of users as well as reducing energy bills are the focus of the My Comfort campaign.
This month, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris (France) will begin restoring Gustave Courbet’s monumental painting L’Atelier du peintre (The Artist’s Studio).
More than 120 students from a variety of backgrounds took part in a competition during the “2015 Croisée des Talents” (2015 Talent Crossroads).
Saint-Gobain UK has just unveiled its employer brand campaign: “ARE YOU IN?”.
Saint-Gobain Weber has launched a website for the renovation of prestigious buildings.
Saint-Gobain Recherche has just acquired five percent of the equity in Qivivo.

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Cities and buildings of Tomorrow

Dubai unveils plans to 3d print the Museum of the Future

From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 11:05
Dubai unveils plans to 3d print the Museum of the Future

This Skyscraper Has No Shadow

From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 18/03/2015 - 11:01

"Tall buildings can be beautiful, but the big gloomy shadows they cast can leave urban centers starved of sunlight.

Now a London-based architecture firm says it's hit upon a way around that problem. The firm devised a plan to build paired skyscrapers in such a way that sunlight reflected by one fills in the shadow of the other."

MIPIM Awards 2015

From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 16/03/2015 - 09:34

The MIPIM Awards honour the most outstanding and accomplished projects, completed or yet to be built, around the world.

MIPIM 2015 Winners

During the first three days of MIPIM, delegates have been invited to vote for their favourite project in each category at the Awards Gallery located in the heart of the exhibition area. This vote counts 50% of the final result, along with the jury's vote.

People's Choice Award: 

Oxygen Eco-Tower,Jakarta, Indonesia,Architect:Progetto CMR Engineering Integrated Services S.r.l.Developer/Client: Bimantra Citra;image courtesy of MIPIM.

Target 2030: Future Plans for Smart Cities around the Globe

From Twitter search for smart cities - Tue, 10/03/2015 - 14:19
Highlights of some Smart City Plans in 2030.
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Innovations - Habitat & Industrial applications

Chez Saint-Gobain, la maison connectée pour relancer le marché de la rénovation

From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 04/03/2015 - 12:26
Chez Saint-Gobain, la maison connectée pour relancer le marché de la rénovation

A 350 ans, conscient que de nouveaux acteurs peuvent bouleverser ses marchés, Saint-Gobain mise sur l'exploitation des données

The Manufacturing Institute Honors Director of Saint-Gobain’s Northboro Research and Development Center with Women in Manufacturing STEP Award | Saint-Gobain North America

From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 16:53
The Manufacturing Institute recognizes Anne Hardy’s accomplishments in an effort to help raise awareness about careers for women in manufacturing.

Saint-Gobain : « Nous regardons très attentivement ce qui se passe dans les objets connectés » - Industrie/Négoce

From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 24/02/2015 - 09:20

"Mi-janvier, la start-up française Qivivo, qui commercialise un thermostat intelligent, a annoncé une levée de fonds de 900 000 euros, notamment auprès de Saint-Gobain. Les objets connectés pour la maison intéressent de plus en plus l’industriel spécialiste de l’habitat comme l’explique Gérald Fafet, directeur général de Saint-Gobain Recherche."

Saint-Gobain : P.A. de Chalendar et Ph. Varin reçoivent une délégation de parlementaires au Domolab

From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 13/02/2015 - 17:39

Après avoir visité le Domolab, espace d'innovation unique et interactif de Saint-Gobain où sont présentées les innovations du groupe en termes d'habitat durable, les parlementaires ont assisté à diverses démonstrations des laboratoires de R&D.

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Sustainable Habitat

Better Sustainable Habitat -Canada a World Leader | CertainTeed Blog

From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 09/03/2015 - 17:57

CertainTeed is pleased to introduce Building Knowledge insights that are focused on the Canadian market.  This is the first of many blogs that we will publish with our Canadian experts.

The Multikomfort House, a ZEB Pilot Project, in Larvik scheduled to open in September

From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 05/03/2015 - 14:25

Introducing 'My Comfort' - YouTube

From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:24

Saint-Gobain's Multi-Comfort concept and 'My Comfort' starts from the central premise that all buildings can be designed to provide the highest levels of all-round comfort for their users, and will also deliver the highest levels of energy-efficiency. Find out more:

The Performing Arts: Why Occupant Behavior is the New Big Thing in Green Building

From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 09/02/2015 - 09:37
Gathering data to change occupant behavior is the next frontier in sustainable design (see LEED's new Dynamic Plaque). Here's why architects who embrace building performance may help their bottom lines.
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Saint-Gobain Brands life

The Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation (UK)

From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:45

Discover the Saint-Gobain UK and Ireland Entrepreneurship Foundation, an initiative by Saint-Gobain, in partnership with the CITB.
The Saint-Gobain Entrepreneurship Foundation will provide those it supports with practical, business and mentoring support, and be the start of a unique, life-long relationship with Saint-Gobain. The Foundation is part of Saint-Gobain’s “Support for Industry” initiative which is laid out in its CSR strategy. This includes a commitment to support small businesses in the construction industry in their efforts to grow, develop new skills, embrace sustainable building techniques and product innovation.‪#‎SaintGobain350‬

Edgetech teams up with Glasbiegerei Döring for KÖ-Bogen Düsseldorf

From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:11

"Edgetech Europe GmbH, recently teamed up with customer Glasbiegerei Döring to work on the prestigious KÖ-Bogen project in Düsseldorf. The combined expertise and high standard of performance was crucial to achieving the high end finish required.    

Joachim Stoss, managing director with responsibility for Edgetech in Europe says: “We were pleased to support Glasbiegerei Döring, a bent glass producer of SAINT-GOBAIN Glassolutions, in this exciting project to help them realize the vision of New York Architect Daniel Libeskind for the 26 meter high, 500 meter circumference KÖ-Bogen buildings. "

‘I’d like to thank the academy….’

From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 11/03/2015 - 12:04

The Irish construction industry has received a major boost with the announcement that Saint-Gobain is to set up a construction skills academy that will train 25,000 new construction workers over the next five years.

Saint-Gobain Glassolutions at ISH International Trade Fair (March 10 to 14)

From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 17/02/2015 - 17:12

March 10 to 14: Saint-Gobain Glassolutions will present at ISH International Trade Fair the Knoll capsule and its range of products designed for bathrooms, kitchens, hotels and living-rooms. Invitation attached, Frankfurt, Germany.

10-14 mars : Saint-Gobain Glassolutions présentera au salon international ISH la capsule Knoll et son portefeuille de produits dédié aux univers de la salle d’eau, de la cuisine, de l’hôtel et du salon. Invitation ci-jointe Francfort, Allemagne.

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