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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.

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 […]

2016 in pictures

To start the year in style, Bouygues Construction invites you to a change of scenery, through the most beautiful projects and construction initiated in 2016! January – Linkcity launches Serendicity :  At the Paris-Saclay campus, Linkcity is developing the biggest student housing project currently under way in France. The project: to construct 8 buildings (900 […]

Our best buildings… in the snow!

The holidays are fast approaching, and winter is here. To mark the occasion, Bouygues Construction has a surprise in store. We’ve got something lovely to show you: postcards of our most beautiful buildings, old and new. Chalets, airports, hotels... all in the snow! We would like to take this opportunity to offer you our best wishes for the holiday season and the new year !

La Seine Musicale hoists its solar sail

Within the scope of a PPP (public-private partnership), Bouygues Construction is in charge of the design and construction of La Seine Musicale. This new cultural centre, commissioned by the Hauts-de-Seine Departmental Council and designed by architect Shigeru Ban, includes a large 6,000-seat modular concert hall with capacity for three shows a day, an auditorium with […]

Connected Universities !

Perhaps you weren't aware of it, but Bouygues Construction has built and renovated many universities, providing, in its own way, greater access to knowledge. Higher education's demands are rapidly evolving. In this context, the company has thought up a new way to design, build and use educational spaces that are adapted to digital learning, open to the world, and that have minimal environmental impact.

Last episode of pilot’s life mini-séries

“Keep your eyes open, listen and feel” In the last episode in the Bouygues Travaux Publics’ “A pilot’s life” mini-series, immerse yourself with Fabrice, 47, a TBM manager on Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link project in Hong Kong. With innovation and respect for the environment central to the project, the extraordinary tunnel was dug out by […]

Mickaël, TBM pilot for 14 years

“The life of a pilot” Every week, through three intimate and realistic portraits, we invite you to discover the daily life of a TBM pilot in action so that you can better understand the challenges of this job that is still little known to the general public. This week, the second episode will introduce you […]

When the impossible becomes possible!

Every project and construction site is unique. This is why Bouygues Construction employees are committed each day to designing and completing ambitious projects. Our quest for excellence is known by our clients, who trust us with their projects in the most demanding areas of construction. Discover some of our recent flagship projects: Chernobyl New Safe […]

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