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Biodiversity & sustainable development

Biodiversity, respecting living things and how they interact with humans, has become a major issue for our future. Green roofs, floral walls – Bouygues Construction is introducing biodiversity to its projects, in an original way and always respecting the environment. Combining construction, the city and sustainable development: Bouygues Construction’s latest challenge. At Bouygues Construction, we believe there are three aspects involved in restoring nature: innovation and developing expertise, providing new offers and services that meet stakeholders’ expectations, in an aim to co-create solutions towards protecting biodiversity and well-being in a sustainable construction context.
Bouygues Construction is constantly furthering its commitment to tackling this issue, notably through a socio-ecological observatory for urban biodiversity co-created with an association called Noé.
The aim is to better understand biodiversity in an area or a city, to gather information on local residents’ experiences and their expectations so as to continually improve our efforts towards making a greener city.

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: 

COP22: inventing the world of tomorrow!

Since 7 November, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) has been taking place in Marrakesh. The objective of this 2-week conference is to continue and to intensify the fight against climate change. Outside of the summit that brings together diplomats and heads of state from the entire world, the Bouygues Group, through its subsidiaries Bouygues Construction, Bouygues Immobilier, and Colas, is presenting its sustainable construction innovations.

Worksites made more sustainable with recycled concrete

Building and Civil Works generates 250 million tonnes of waste per year. Today, only 40% of this waste is reclaimed, yet the Energy Transition Act imposes a threshold of 70%, to be reached by 2020. Transitioning from a traditional, linear economy toward a circular economy means entirely rethinking how we manage a worksite's materials in order to produce in a more sustainable and sensible way.

Let’s make your projects come alive together

We always need people who dream, imagine and conceive tomorrow’s city.  If you can imagine it, at Bouygues Construction, we can build it, anywhere in the world. With one ambition: shaping a better in the regions where we operate, for our clients, our partners and the users of our buildings and structures. Find out about our […]

Sustainable Lights in Paris

Paris and its lights. This theme about which much is written comes at a cost: electricity. Indeed, it takes a lot of electricity to preserve the capital’s incomparable glow. Now that there is a shift toward more responsible and energy-efficient cities, the Parisian Climate Plan has set an ambitious goal for the city’s energy performance […]

Biodiversity: a recognized commitment

Today we protect and promote biodiversity in most of our projects. As such, the Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal awarded Bouygues Construction a certificate for the recognition of commitment to the national biodiversity strategy during the COP21. Update on our sustainable strategy from Guillaume Carlier, environment manager and Marta Esquivias, environment […]

Reinventing cities with the WWF

Over 350 participants including experts, start-ups, partners and clients came to discuss different ways of “reinventing cities” at the symposium co-organised by Bouygues Construction and WWF on 23 November in Paris. Recap of the event that was awarded the COP21 label. In 2050 more than half of the world’s population will live in cities, which […]

All hands on deck for COP21

This year, France is hosting the COP21 climate conference and negotiations have begun among the 150 heads of state and government who are attending. Meanwhile, third sector businesses and stakeholders are also taking part in the debate for the fight against global warming. As part of the Bouygues Group’s commitment, Bouygues Construction invites you to […]

(Re)birth of an island

After twenty years of studies and works, the Mont-Saint-Michel has finally regained its former and authentic martime character. To celebrate this major achievement, a son et lumière spectacle was organized on 16 October by the Syndicat Mixte Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel. Here is a review of the works carried out by several Bouygues Construction entities at […]

Keeping things under wraps

The façade of 121 Avenue Malakoff in Paris is blanketed in white, but it’s got nothing to do with snow! In order to reduce noise coming from the renovation worksite that Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France is currently leading on this office building, the teams came up with the idea of covering its entire surface with a […]

If you missed the World Efficiency Show…

One month and a half after the start of the COP21, Bouygues Construction presented its carbon-free uses and technologies during World Efficiency Show on 13-15 October. Read on for an in-depth look back at the event! “Take a big step forward for the planet”— that was the slogan of the World Efficiency Show, which focused on […]

Solution COP21: eco-neighbourhoods are on the rise!

An eco-neighbourhood is a neighbourhood that combines a social and functional mix, economic vibrancy and environmental awareness. Beyond the ecological aspect, it also aims to develop another way of living together. France, lagging behind its Northern European neighbours, is striving for a comprehensive approach with examples like Bouygues Construction’s LinkCity. Here’s a look at these […]

\The city is an island of biodiversity\

Increasing the consideration given to life in the construction sector is the objective of BiodiverCity®, the first building biodiversity label. It was launched in 2013 by the International Biodiversity and Property Council (IBPC) with the participation of Bouygues Construction. Interview with Luc Monteil, Property Director at Bolloré Logistics and Chairman of the IPBC, who spoke […]

Green roofs: elevated gardens

Urban spaces can also be revegetated from above. As cities are often forced to restrict green areas due to a lack of space, why not use roofs? The phenomenon of green roofs has become increasingly widespread over the last few years, so how does this system work? Creating a green roof A green roof can […]

Biodiversity: turning homes into gardens

Revegetation is climbing high! Hitherto applied to roofs mainly, 41 Parisian facades will soon be flaunting foliage thanks to the Paris Town Hall’s drive to grow wall gardens as part of its 2015 participatory budget. Here we review this initiative promoting biodiversity.   Garden-covered facades  There are several methods for covering facades with plants. The […]

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