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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.

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 […]

City of Music voted Best Futura Project!

For twenty years now Bouygues Construction has been attending MIPIM, the international real estate event, and it celebrated the anniversary in style this year, winning the award for “Best futura project” on 12 March for the City of Music on Seguin Island. A major accolade in which industry professionals recognise “the most outstanding and accomplished […]

Another Paris: Viva environmental ideas!

What if Paris, a city blemished by pollution and whirring a little too fast at times, could become a green haven of peace? A utopian vision? Not necessarily. The Paris city authorities have set up a suggestion box and have asked Parisians to reinvent their city by studying tips for how to live in Paris […]

Cité Musicale: a sneak peak around Seguin Island

Who would have thought? Construction and chirping take off! While 80,000 cast aluminium birds took their place on the recently inaugurated Philharmonie de Paris, an enormous wooden bird’s nest is under way on Seguin Island and will feature as the centrepiece of the “Cité Musicale”. Can’t wait until the opening in 2016? Take a look […]

Quand un grain de folie frappe l’architecture !

L’innovation est un des maîtres-mots chez Bouygues Construction, ce qui aboutit parfois à des réalisations plutôt originales ! Du plus futuriste au plus écologique, nous vous proposons de découvrir ou redécouvrir en quelques images ces bâtiments dont l’architecture sort des sentiers battus.

The Nîmes-Montpellier bypass project is well on its way

The Nîmes-Montpellier railway bypass is a challenge with many aspects. It allies three strong desires at Bouygues Construction: respect for the environment, professional integration and economic growth. Bouygues Construction is one of the creators of the future Nîmes-Montpellier high-speed railway line that will place the city at under three hours’ travel from Paris. This is […]

Challenger, a pilot project for biodiversity

The Bouygues Construction head office, Challenger, is one of the pilot projects for BiodiverCity®, the first international label recognising concern for biodiversity in construction projects. Following its Ecojardin certification, the Bouygues Construction head office, Challenger, has once again been singled out for its environmental concern. Over the past few years, the site has been completely […]

New partnership agreement on urban biodiversity

Four years after agreeing their first partnership, Bouygues Construction and Noé Conservation have strengthened their collaboration intended to protect urban biodiversity. This is a vital initiative: 93% of French people questioned1 believe it is important to develop green spaces in cities and 75% of them1 consider that it would be possible to create them in […]

Bouygues Construction sponsors the Biodiversity Conference

In line with its commitment to contribute to shaping a better life, Bouygues Construction is the sponsor of the National Biodiversity Conference being held from July 1 to 3 in Nantes, the  “European Green Capital” in 2013. For the third year in succession, this event, organised by the IDEAL Network, IDEAL Connaissances and Eco Maires, […]

The Biodiversity Tower takes root in Paris

Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, is currently working on an extraordinary project in southern Paris: the “Biodiversity Tower”, a 50-metre tall social housing building. If only because of its size, the Tower is remarkable, but although Bouygues Construction does build taller skyscrapers, such as the 314-metre tall MahaNakhon Tower in Bangkok, the […]

Réseau Ferré de France names Bouygues consortium preferred bidder for Nîmes-Montpellier railway bypass (CNM) public-private partnership

The consortium made up of Bouygues Construction (Bouygues Travaux Publics, as lead firm, and DTP Terrassement), Colas (Colas Rail and Colas Midi-Méditerranée), Alstom Transport, Spie batignolles, and financial investors (Meridiam and Fideppp) has been named by French rail infrastructure manager Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) as the preferred bidder for the partnership deal concerning the […]

BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION JOINS WWF’S FOREST AND TRADE NETWORK

Bouygues Construction has signed a five-year partnership agreement with WWF, the environmental NGO, to become a member of its Global Forest and Trade Network. It is the first player in the French construction sector to join. The Group has pledged to increase its purchases of wood sourced from sustainably managed forests and distributed by streams […]

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