Field of activity: Research department - Engineering


TERAO is an engineering and consultancy firm specialising in environmental approaches applied to the construction sector. TERAO provides project management assistance and project management assistance for all new construction or renovation projects in a wide range of sectors: offices, housing, schools, hospitals, public and cultural facilities, industrial buildings, sports facilities and infrastructures.

TERAO works on the scale of buildings throughout their life cycle as well as on the scale of eco-neighbourhoods and sustainable cities.

TERAO is familiar with the main environmental certification standards and labels: HQE, BREEAM, LEED, 3-stars (China), WELL, E+/C-, Effinergie, BBCA, BEPOS… The company has extensive expertise in the energy performance of buildings, guaranteeing energy results and thermal and electrical smartgrids.

TERAO can work in 7 languages (French, English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese), and is a founding member of the UMO group, which offers all types of expertise for sustainable cities. TERAO has offices in Paris, Lyon, Shanghai and Bogota.

Key figures

5 000


In France

Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation, LVMH Arts-Talents-Heritage Museum, Dassault Systèmes Head Office, Manutan Head Office, Limoges Zenith, Renovation of the Carreau du Temple in Paris, Vélux Chine Head Office,  EcoQuartier Issy Coeur de Ville (100,000 m²) in Issy Les Moulineaux with thermal and electrical smartgrid, AMO Quartier durable pour Urbanera in Divonne-les-Bains, IGH “IBox” in Paris Gare de Lyon: heavy renovation for Gecina. ..

TERAO has more than 700 projects to its credit, of which a hundred or so will be active in 2022.


Terao has an office in Shanghai since 2008 and an office in Bogota since 2014.

Project Manager of the Energy Efficiency in Construction Programme in China (1999-2004), Scientific Advisor of the Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Development in Construction Programme in China (2005-2008).

Coordination of technical studies for the establishment of financial mechanisms for the thermal rehabilitation of existing buildings in Hubei Province (China). Coordination of technical studies for the establishment of a line of credit to finance energy-efficient housing in Thailand.

Olympic Hall in Hangzhou (China) with AREP.

BIC plant in Nantong with SIP.

LEED certification of 7 metro stations in Dubai with AREP as part of the work for the 2020 World Expo.

Support in the structuring of an energy efficiency program in the building sector led by AFD, FFEM and ADEME (world scale).

FASEP for energy audits of public buildings in Columbia.



10, Cité de Trévise
75009 - Paris - France Phone: +33 1 (0)42 46 06 63

Intervention domains

Carbon Balance - Environmental approach of urbanism - Regulations - Audit - Consultancy - Studies and Engineering - Regulations - Audit - Consultancy - Studies and Engineering

Certifications, labels or price

TERAO benefits in particular from the following professional qualifications :

HQE Buildings  referent and auditor in France and abroad.

– BREEAM Assessor and BREEAM In Use Assessor

– LEED AP, LEED CMVP (Performance Measurement and Verification) and LEED CBCP (Commissioning of Buildings)


– Référent Label BBCA(Bâtiment Bas Carbone) / Energie Carbone

– Bilan Carbone: ADEME training

– OPQIBI, Qualifications with RGE :

-Regulatory thermal study “single-family house

-Regulatory thermal study “collective residential and/or tertiary building”.

-Energy audit of buildings (tertiary and/or collective dwellings)

-Industrial Energy Audit

Key figures

International turnover
1500 k€


10, Cité de Trévise
75009 - Paris - France