The summer recess is over and the start of a new parliamentary term has begun in earnest with a great deal of enthusiasm in terms of the country’s environmental transition. So let’s take stock of the issues in one of the key pieces of legislation, the Mobility Act (LOM).
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Friday July 3rd, 2020
Nature is also infiltrating new constructions in France.
In Grenoble, Bouygues Construction aims at “global” sustainable habitats! Imagine a self-contained building capable of … salvaging, filtering and reusing rainwater and grey water; capturing, storing, and redistributing solar energy; optimising waste management through waste sorting and composting; allowing each resident to feel responsible for their environment and act: social neighbour networks for mutual assistance […]
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In France, the construction sector generates more than 40 million tonnes of waste every year and consumes large quantities of resources to meet the needs of renovation and new construction. A situation that contributes to threatening certain resources with scarcity, or even shortage, in the medium to long term. For example, this is the case with sand, of which the sector is a large consumer.
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