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Energy performance in construction
Bouygues Construction respects the environment and energy performance in all its activities. This means optimising the use of resources in order to consume less. Bouygues Construction promotes the use of energy-friendly solutions, a commitment which regularly reaps rewards by receiving environmental certificates. There is a triple objective: reducing the amount of energy needed for buildings and their users, to be able to measure and manage energy consumption and to develop renewable energy sources.

Solar energy, a source of renewable energy
The sun provides us with light and heat and this energy can be used by humans for heating, lighting and to produce electricity. Bouygues Construction has integrated this energy source into its projects by installing photovoltaic solar panels to produce electricity and thermal solar panels for heating. In 2010, Bouygues Construction signed France’s first energy performance contract for social housing. Bouygues Construction’s headquarters is a symbol of our commitment to energy performance with over 25,000m2 of photovoltaic panels. The group is also committed to constructing positive energy buildings which produce more energy than they consume.

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.

The Olympic Games: a powerful lever for regional development

The Olympic and Paralympic Games represent a wonderful opportunity to rethink the regions through ambitious urban projects. This event associated with the Greater Paris area will enable the capital to perfect its status as a global city and accelerate the transformation of the Ile-de-France department. Spotlight on the impact of the Olympic Games on our cities and on the economic benefits derived from the magic of Olympism.

Will electrical cars be mandatory by the year 2030?

Are European car manufacturers poised to switch to all-electric? On 10 September, MEPs in Brussels gave their support for draft legislation setting a 45% reduction in CO2 emissions from cars and vans under 3.5 tonnes by the year 2030, with an intermediate target of 20% by 2025. A much more ambitious roadmap than that of the European Commission, which tabled plans for a 30% reduction by 2030.

Experience Grand Paris

The choice of location in Saint-Ouen's Docks district is no accident: the Fabrique du métro is located at the heart of an area which plays an emblematic role in the current Grand Paris development.

Solar farm in Japan: a first!

Equis Energy, Asia‐Pacific’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer, has selected Bouygues Energies & Services and Toho Electrical (Toho) to build a 13.7 MW solar project in Noheji, in the north of Japan. A first step for the Group in the country!

A panorama of solar farms

"Our subsidiaries Bouygues Thai and Bouygues Energies & Services, in a joint venture with the local company McTric, have built four solar farms in Ayutthaya, 100km north of Bangkok,in Thailand. Back in pictures on this amazing project: 

Army barracks transformed into student lodging

Situated in Paris’ 18th arrondissement, the Lourcine Barracks, former Parisian military site built in 1875, will soon be transformed into a university facility. There will be a boarding house for prep-school pupils studying to gain admittance to the elite Grandes Ecoles, and a university centre. L’EPAURIF (public development agency for universities in the Ile-de-France region) […]

The Gibraltar site is maintaining momentum!

Since November 2015 more than 100 site workers from Bouygues Energies & Services have been working to build a next-generation thermal power plant in Gibraltar. The aim of the project is to replace three fossil fuel power plants dating from over 30 years ago, which no longer meet European requirements. The biggest challenge in the […]

The fire house for training firefighters

Erected for the Departmental Council and the firefighters of Ille-et-Vilaine, the building was designed and built by Bouygues Bâtiment Grand Ouest. The technical training facility has a new innovative tool, the goal of this unusual construction being to give firefighters a place to train in conditions as close as possible to the real thing! The […]

The longest sea viaduct on French territory

This 5,400 metre-long sea viaduct, which will connect Saint-Denis (the capital of Reunion Island) to La Grande Chaloupe, is a major component of the New Coastal Road. The aim is to replace the current road along the coast between Saint-Denis and La Possession, which is dangerously exposed to the risk of rock falls and submersion […]

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