Strategies for resilient real estate: interview with Camille Gautier, innovation leader at Elan
QUARTIER BAS CARBONE 2040: SCENARIOS AND TOOLS FOR A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO DESIGN
Thursday April 29th, 2021
Can solar panels meet the carbon challenge?
To combat global warming, France has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2050. Like France, many countries around the world have decided – by choice or environmental necessity – to turn to decarbonised electricity. In this quest for green energy, photovoltaics seems to have its full place, but is not the only viable solution. Incidentally, what is the status of its deployment potential?
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Every day, concrete endures attacks of all kinds (carbon dioxide from the air, chlorides, etc.). These aggressive substances corrode the concrete's metal reinforcements and cause deterioration. Unavoidable? Yes. Disastrous? No – not if you know exactly when to do renovation work.
Inaugurated on 20 January in the presence of Minister of Housing and Sustainable Homes Emmanuelle Cosse, the eco-village Hameau des Noés in Val-de-Reuil can be considered a laboratory of sorts, where new ways of life will be concocted.
A facility that can evolve to suit its users: this is Bouygues Construction’s design goal for the 2024 Aquatics Centre. This location will provide the best swimming conditions for sportsmen and sportswomen during the Games and other high level competitions, but will also adapt to the sporting needs of local inhabitants.
Across the world, nearly 200 m3 of concrete is poured every second. It is one of the most widely used industrial products - even more so than oil, especially in construction. In spite of its advantages in terms of land development, it is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions due to its cement content. How to build greener? About one billion tonnes of CO2 is released each year in the world by the cement industry. In the face of such global challenges and future changes in urbanisation, a revolution in construction methods is beginning. How can the construction sector commit to becoming more carbon-free? Can green building meet this challenge?
On the occasion of the renewal of the partnership for the period 2017-2020, read the interview between Marie-Luce Godinot, Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development at Bouygues Construction, and Marie Christine Korniloff, Deputy Director for Economic Affairs at WWF France.
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