The ambitious climate strategy that the Group is now introducing will reduce its carbon footprint across its entire value chain, in line with the ambition of the Paris Climate Agreement. In the 60 countries in which the Group operates, this strategy depends heavily on a high capacity for innovation and on the strength of its network of partner companies (suppliers and subcontractors). Bouygues Construction is taking action across the entire value chain of its operations (design, purchase of materials, execution of projects and operation of buildings and structures), and also wants to support the development of a responsible use of the buildings and structures it constructs.
With this strategy, the Group is stepping up the measures it takes and the innovations it employs to ensure that it is building and renovating responsibly and supporting its customers through a wide range of solutions designed to have an effect on the energy performance of buildings, neighbourhoods, and towns and cities, the production and distribution of decarbonised energy, reduced impact of types of use, and the development of low-carbon mobility.
We have a vital role to play together in this ambitious approach, and we are working together with all of our stakeholders to overcome this great challenge. Our climate strategy enables us to offer our customers innovative solutions. From the design to the operation of buildings and structures, every stage is designed to minimise the carbon footprint of our activities and projects.
Bouygues Construction is a resolutely Responsible and Committed group, the climate strategy has been placed at the heart of the strategy. We are committed to reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% by 2030.
This commitment is broken down into two ambitions:
- Reduce by 40% direct and indirect greenhouse gas emissions linked to energy consumption
- Reduce by 30% the greenhouse gas emissions generated upstream of our achievements (freight, fixed assets, purchases of construction products and materials, waste generated, etc.)
of our carbon footprint generated by direct and indirect emissions relating to energy consumption
Of our carbon footprint are generated by other indirect emissions generated upstream of our projects
Redevelopment is an essential driver for the low-carbon transition. Linkcity and Bouygues Bâtiment Nord-Est are currently carrying out a vast project to rehabilitate a former logistics platform owned by the 3 Suisses catalogue sales company in Villeneuve d’Ascq, in the heart of the Lille metropolis. It was decided to transform this logistics zone into a mixed-use district, which will eventually accommodate 3,000 inhabitants, schoolchildren and employees.
This project consists of constructing and installing a floating offshore wind farm off the cost of Le Croisic, Brittany, and testing it for a period of 2 years. The 2 MW facility was the first offshore wind farm in France. Dating back to 2013, this cooperative project combines the industrial and academic worlds. Seven European partners, the main three of which are French – Ideol, Bouygues Travaux Publics and École Centrale de Nantes – joined forces, with each contributing its particular expertise. The power generated is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 5,000 inhabitants.
Structures intended to provide shade while allowing the production of solar energy, photovoltaic shelters can make positive use of the storage of vehicles, for instance. Bouygues Construction offers its customers turnkey construction, operation and maintenance projects for photovoltaic shades to shelter their vehicles while generating solar electricity.
Carbon is responsible for 5 to 7% of world greenhouse gasses, of which 90% are directly linked to cement-making. Adding recycled materials reduces the carbon impact of concrete used in cement-making by 10 to 60%. Bouygues Construction is actually focussing increasingly on the use of CEM III, whose carbon impact is on average 2 times less than traditional Portland cement.
Wizom Connected delivers solutions for reducing a residential building’s carbon footprint during use. Consumption is better handled through the use of digital tools such as connected thermostats and best practice booklets sent to residents, contributing to behavioural change in order to better manage their energy consumption.
Key target: savings of up to 20% on heating for residential buildings!
ABC (Autonomous Building for Citizens) is the first concept of autonomous housing in France. Entirely designed by Bouygues Construction R&D teams along with architects Valode & Pistre, it was developed and constructed by teams from Linkcity (the Group’s property development arm) and Bouygues Bâtiment Sud-Est for the city of Grenoble. It was handed over in September 2020. Residents are given support in reducing their consumptions in this new type of housing.