In Piolenc, in the French department of Vaucluse, 47,000 photovoltaic panels will soon cover 17 hectares... of water!
Partnership with WWF France: the collaboration continues!
Interview of the month: Julien Ciacci
Monday January 1st, 2018
Interview of the month : Maud Bougerol
Maud Bougerol, Environment Manager and Ecological Works Supervisor for the offshore urban extension project in Monaco at Bouygues Travaux Publics, tells us about the actions led to promote biodiversity within the framework of the project.
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Twenty billion euros per year. That's the potential of the energy renovation market in France, according to the consultants of Echos Etudes in their latest publication. What are we waiting for?
A platform in favour of eco-design, created by Marie-Luce Godinot, Executive Vice President of Bouygues Construction, in charge of Information Systems, Digital Transformation, Innovation and Sustainable Development; and Thierry Juif, Environment and Eco-design manager for Bouygues Construction.
Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, signed a partnership with Les Canaux to design and build a 170-square-meter terrace. Built from reclaimed materials along the Canal de l’Ourcq and beneath the Maison des Canaux, this terrace was drawn up by architect and set designer Myrtille Fakhreddine and urban gardener Cédric Derouin. A temporary space (the Terrace will be taken down on 2 September), built using materials from company building sites and other sources!
Tucked into the heart of the Lille metropolitan area, an extraordinary neighbourhood is taking shape. It’s a neighbourhood focused on its future inhabitants while honouring its past. Let’s explore this project built by Bouygues Bâtiment Nord Est, a company of Bouygues Construction.
Building work began on Greencity exactly two years ago. Today, the neighbourhood is coming to life. Residents have taken over the first homes in the eco-neighbourhood located to the south of Zurich in Switzerland.
Julien Ciacci, a Rénovation Privée Project Manager, is here to talk to us about Newlife – a new company that aims to reuse and repurpose construction site materials.
In our town and cities, where vegetation is becoming increasingly scarce, how can we absorb carbon dioxide, claimed by scientists to be the number one cause of climate change? Imagine a material that could grow like trees by absorbing carbon dioxide!
23,000 hectares: this is the average annual area of natural, agricultural or forest land reallocated to urbanisation in France over recent years, the equivalent of 2.2 times the area of Paris, 33,000 football pitches or 19 million parking spaces. A figure which makes France one of the worst European students with regard to restraining real-estate development. The impact on biodiversity and CO2 emissions are such that there is an urgent need to hold back this effect. Although the target of Zero net artificialisation (ZAN) was written into the national biodiversity plan in July 2018, the strategy, method and means of bringing this into reality remains to be specified. Likewise the search for a denser, viable and liveable urban development model in large conurbations as well as town centres and small and medium-sized towns.