Independent public actor dedicated to innovation in buildings, the Scientific and Technical Centre for Buildings is active in four key areas – research, expertise, evaluation and diffusion of knowledge. That way CSTB is achieving the objectives of sustainable development for building products, buildings and their integration in districts and cities. The CSTB is essentially contributing to the quality and security of sustainable buildings through the skills of its 909 employees and associates, its certification subsidiaries (Certivéa and Céquami) and its network of national, European and international partners. Website: http://www.cstb.fr/