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Tuesday December 6th, 2016

Clearing and recovering spoil on our construction sites

Rising to the environmental challenge posed by construction-site spoil, we have sought to offer a reliable, safe solution for optimising resources.

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  • Terrasse des Canaux, a temporary space built with circular economy

    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!

  • Cities to be: “From aspirational metropolis to inspirational city”

    Providing levers for attaining the goals of sustainable development, such is the ambition of Cities to Be. In concrete terms, this means pooling experiences, solutions and best practices, generating momentum among the territories, and persuading players of the building sector to commit to such goals. All in the aim of creating a denser, more resilient city that offers, quite simply, a pleasant way of life.

  • Still engaged with change after ninety years

    Although the HLM movement will soon be a hundred years old, it is still calmly and determinedly addressing the challenges it must face: providing homes, of course, but also accommodating changes in society. Energy transition, climate change, regional sustainability, and the shift to digitalisation are all taken into account.

  • Greener construction, how to build greener?

    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?

  • Towns and buildings desperately seeking biodiversity

    UN experts have issued a chilling verdict: in cities and in the countryside, biodiversity is at death's door. The good news, as with climate change, is that it is not too late. Although natural areas remain the priority, urban planners and developers in the broad sense must learn to build, to rebuild cities and buildings that will let ecosystems flourish, where ecological continuity really comes into its own.

  • Photovoltaic : where are we?

    “At the end of the crisis [health linked to the Covid-19 epidemic], the questions [regarding energy policy] will need to be readdressed.” So said Pascal Roger, president of the Federation of energy environment services (Fedene) to News Tank Cities on 01 April 2020. Currently, new renewable energies represent a prospect for ecological transition for this sector with photovoltaic in the lead, between giant power plants and innovative installations. Where are we ?