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Eco-design – Ecological construction

Respecting the environment and ensuring sustainable Development are the primary objectives of eco-design. These ideas are easily transferred to the construction industry in particular. Eco-design revolves around carbon footprint awareness, biodiversity and the use of eco-materials in an aim towards better energy performance.
By conducting analysis on the lifecycle of buildings, the group is developing tools that can refine the choice of construction products, aided by using a model. Bouygues Construction is currently working on a promising project which involves “green brickwork” made from recycled raw materials.

Greener construction – just a fad or a genuine concern?

Across the world, nearly 200 m3 of concrete is poured every second. Concrete is one of the most widely used industrial products - even more so than oil. Although we know all about its advantages in terms of land development, its drawbacks are significant. It is one of the major sources of CO2 emissions due to its cement content. 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?

Ikea is developing SolarVille, a solar Smart City project

And what if IKEA were set to sell us not flat-packed furniture but pre-packed Smart City kits? This is just what the Swedish giant seems to be working on, if its latest announcement is anything to go by. Named SolarVille, the project designed by Space10, its in-house innovation lab, can power a community with solar energy by way of a smart microgrid using blockchain technology.

Reuse – the fourth pillar of the circular economy

The idea of reusing materials resulting from renovation or demolition work is gaining momentum. It has to be said that it is very attractive since by reviving this age-old practice, there is indeed much to be gained - new means of recycling, low-cost materials, improved carbon footprint during activities, etc... The list is long. All that remains is to remove any barriers.

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!

Biotope: future head office for the EMA in Lille?

The project conceived by Danish architects Henning Larsen and Lille-based architecture firm Keurkhas been chosen to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in the event of the success of the Lille candidacy. Linkcity and Bouygues Bâtiment Nord-Est are leading the consortium and are ready to begin construction if they get the green light.They'll find out on 20 November.

Handover of the Paris Law Courts

On July 27, after 40 months of works, the production and engineering teams of the Arélia consortium, made up of Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France and Bouygues Energies & Services, handed over the Paris Law Courts, located in the Clichy-Batignolles eco-neighbourhood to the north of the capital.

Floatgen honoured at the Energy Transition Trophies awards

The Floatgen project, the largest offshore wind turbine in France on which construction is soon due to be completed in the port of Saint-Nazaire, has won the Usine Nouvelle 2017 Renewable Energies Trophy for Energy Transition at the ceremony organised on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of GIEC.

Curtain Up for the Seine Musicale

After intriguing locals and music lovers for three years, the Seine Musicale is finally being unveiled. The new cultural centre of the Hauts-de-Seine department, which marks the renewal of the Ile Seguin, will be officially inaugurated on Saturday 22 April. Guided tour of this liner dedicated to all music genres, a real technical feat for […]

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