Committed to sustainability, Bouygues Immobilier is an acknowledged expert in energy control, production and management. In order to meet the growing challenges of urbanisation, the company has scaled up its skills from single buildings to entire districts and designs new models of urban living by developing eco-neighbourhoods and smart grids.
Sustainable urban development: a necessity
In 2050, 70% of the world population will be city dwellers. To tackle this increasing urbanisation, cities must address demographic, environmental, economic, and social challenges as one. These are issues that call for a new model of what the city should be, based on sustainable neighbourhoods.
Bouygues Immobilier is committed to sustainability
Drawing on its expertise, Bouygues Immobilier is actively involved in the emergence of a new vision of sustainable and desirable urban living. As part of that process, the company has created UrbanEra®, a tailored initiative to support local authorities in the creation and long-term management of their sustainable neighbourhoods. This innovative approach takes account of all the parameters involved in sustainable neighbourhoods, from initial diagnosis to operational management.
Bouygues Immobilier is already carrying out several sustainable neighbourhood projects
QUARTIER Ginko, in BORDEAUX (south-western france)
With 2,200 housing units and 50,000 m2 of retail and office space on a 32-hectare site, the Ginko eco-neighbourhood will ultimately comprise:
· 90% BBC-effinergie® low-energy housing,
· a central-heating network using 100% renewable
energy sources (biomass),
· recovery or rainwater for watering green spaces,
· solar panels meeting a large part of the domestic hot
water heating requirements while at the same time
generating revenue for the community.
A model of Bouygues Immobilier's sustainable development and construction know-how, the Ginko development was awarded the French housing ministry's EcoQuartier label in December 2014.
Fort d'Issy in Issy-les-Moulineaux (on the outskirts of Paris)
The Fort Numérique (Digital Fort) programme designed by Bouygues Immobilier is the 1st eco-neighbourhood located close to Paris. It comprises 1,500 housing units, 4,500 residents and a large amount of retail space in a cutting-edge sustainable neighbourhood. Features include:
· 60% of hot water and heating produced
from geothermal energy,
· pneumatic waste collection,
· individual control of energy consumption in each
· carpooling solutions,
· a Facebook page encouraging interaction between
In partnership with Alstom and Exprimm, Bouygues Immobilier has created Embix in order to provide energy management services for eco-neighbourhood projects in France and Europe. The company offers local authorities an extensive range of high value-added services built around cutting edge technololgies such as neighbourhood smart grids.
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After developing a robust body of expertise in the optimisation of energy management for buildings, we are now addressing new fields of innovation pertaining to all the parameters involved in sustainable neighbourhoods. This strategic shift brings with it a host of new developments for Bouygues Immobilier.