While improving energy performance is essential during a renovation project, it is not the sole objective of project managers. Of equal importance are the key features aimed at incorporating different uses within a building. Issues such as planning, digitalisation, occupation of space, quality of life at work, etc. also need to be fully addressed.
Monaco’s offshore extension: ecological engineering at the core of project design
Two years later, the hamlet of Les Noés in Val-de-Reuil remains a benchmark eco-neighbourhood in Normandy.
Friday February 22nd, 2019
La Manufacture des Allumettes: Bringing a historic heritage site to life
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.
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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.
Not all cities are equal in the face of climate change. Some have published and committed to resilience strategies. Others are slow to take action ... or simply give up entirely.
Since 7 November, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) has been taking place in Marrakesh. The objective of this 2-week conference is to continue and to intensify the fight against climate change. Outside of the summit that brings together diplomats and heads of state from the entire world, the Bouygues Group, through its subsidiaries Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobilier, and Colas, is presenting its sustainable construction innovations.
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.
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