Sustainable solutions for the cities of the future – Pollutec 2016
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.
As a player committed to the fight against global warming, depleting natural resources and excessive waste production, Bouygues Construction was keen to talk about and to present practical, efficient solutions to address this major environmental challenge. Let’s take a look at the pictures and videos from this event, showing an array of solutions for the cities of the future. With a programme including.
- Special events on the BOUYGUES-CONSTRUCTION group stand:
The Wattway solar road by the Colas group – the first road surface able to harvest solar energy and generate energy locally without encroaching on agricultural land or natural landscapes.
Citybox® – a unique innovation that uses street lamps as the base for a range of urban services based on remote management. It turns the public lighting network into a digital electricity grid.
“Explore the city”, an app presented on the stand, listing solutions for a sustainable, inviting city.
Application "Explore the city"Télécharger l‘image
Route solaire WattwayTélécharger l‘image
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Modern urban development and the circular economy hosted by Olivier Bouygues and addressing the following issue: how can we apply eco-design principles to the cities of the future and make them more attractive?
Recycling waste and surpluses from the Building and Civil Works sector is one of the key issues for the future. The objective is to be able to reuse materials for new construction sites. This circular economy is already a reality for some projects. To go even further, companies will need to place the emphasis on R&D in order to re-use natural resources. “We need to make the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy, where waste from one project provides resources for another”, says Olivier Bouygues.
Energy, transport, living comfort: Descartes 21, an industrial demonstrator for a sustainable city. The cities of the future will consume less energy. They must place greater emphasis on generating and sharing their own energy. This has been shown by the Descartes 21 industrial demonstrator adopted as part of a call for projects. The objective? Better energy management, appropriate mobility and efforts to make cities better places to live. The local urban community and an industrial consortium are working on this at Marne-La-Vallée outside Paris.
The BBCA low carbon label contributing to the ecological transition
To address the carbon footprint of their activities (40% of emissions at global level), several players from the property and construction sector have joined forces as part of the Bâtiment Bas Carbone (BBCA or low carbon building) association, promoting the label of the same name. Set up in early 2016, its aim is to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings throughout their life cycle. Here is the presentation of BBCA with the viewpoint of contracting authorities and a focus on the first projects with this label.
To address these environmental challenges, Bouygues Construction presented its innovations in social and corporate responsibility in four key areas: renovation, low-carbon construction, eco-neighbourhoods, soft mobility & city management.
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