Pollutec, the international exhibition on environmental solutions, took place between 29 November and 2 December. This 27th edition brought together more than 100,000 manufacturers.
Sustainable solutions for the cities of the future – Pollutec 2016
COP22: inventing the world of tomorrow!
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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Regulatory pressure is growing on how building and public works waste is processed. The sector produces 70% of waste in France (245 million tonnes, 46 million tonnes of which from the construction sector).
This is an entirely new approach to construction, a more ethical and sustainable one. It involves predicting changes in usage, and the reversibility of a building after construction The aim is to be able to change the building's purpose easily to accompany changes in lifestyle and in the regions themselves.
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.
Responsible for 67% of global GHG emissions, cities are on the front line of this challenge. Two high-emissions sectors - transport and construction - are of direct concern to them. What are their margins of manoeuvre and trajectories to become low carbon and carbon neutral? What are the major assets of the local scale?
A massive project undertaken almost 10 years ago, the Manufacture des Allumettes was converted and refurbished into rented social housing for the residents of the agglomeration. This innovative approach has two objectives: to preserve one of the town's historic monuments; and to respond to the territorial issues faced by the whole region.
For each project we are awarded, our policy is to offer our clients buildings that are exemplary in terms of environmental performance. It is in this spirit that Bouygues Bâtiment International and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed a partnership agreement aimed at deploying EDGE environmental certification across all Bouygues Bâtiment International-led projects for which […]
“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 ?
As has become tradition, Bouygues Construction attended the 27th MIPIM event, the world’s largest international real estate event for property professionals, which takes place every year in Cannes, France. This was the perfect opportunity for the Group to present its expertise in property development via Linkcity, and to present its trailblazing neighbourhood planning projects. The […]