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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.

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 […]

Got signal? Parc des Princes scores with digital for the Euro 2016

Work carried out by Axione enabled the spectators at the Euro 2016 Portugal/Austria match to have high performance network coverage at Parc des Princes on 18 June. With the advent of digital, quality GSM coverage has become essential both indoors and in major arenas. The stadium is now equipped with state-of-the-art transmission capabilities via multiple operators.

Getting around in the digital city

Intermodality is a key concept for city development, building on an increase in public transport and soft mobility (walking, biking, etc.) Citizens are looking to plan their trips in ways that efficiently combine different means of transport. Applications and interactive terminals allow them to find information, and new players in the sector are offering shared […]

1000 recharging terminals in the South of France

Carbon-free driving with Bouygues Energies & Services! Following the installation of recharging terminals for electric vehicles in the Maine-et-Loire department of France, our subsidiary is now set to install around a thousand such terminals in the large newly-formed French region of Languedoc-Roussillon-Midi-Pyrénées. The four-year deal is one of the most lucrative signed in France. To […]

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 […]

The Vincennes zoo as you’ve never seen it before

Visitors are familiar with the animals and the new park in the Vincennes zoo (the Paris zoological park) that was opened a little over one year ago. But did you know that a team of nine experienced Bouygues Energies & Services employees works every day to make sure visitors have an enjoyable experience at the […]

Meet the start-ups #1

We discovered them during the Startup Minute when they had one minute to win us over. Now they are preparing themselves for another exercise in style: revealing themselves without giving too much away. Our latest series gets the start-ups to pass a personality test! This week, Christophe Perron opened the doors to Stimergy, the start-up […]

How do you build a solar power plant?

Building a solar power plant is no piece of cake! This time-lapse video looks back on the Bottom Plain solar farm construction in England which was completed in spring. Constructing the Bottom Plain solar power plant was a major project as it brought together over 100 workers from 10 different nationalities (India, USA, Spain, Italy, […]

Full speed ahead for the ‘Vélodrome National’ track cycling stadium in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines

In a few days from now, the world’s top cyclists will be tearing along the ‘Vélodrome National’ racing track in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines for the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. The velodrome will host 350 cyclists and more than 5,000 spectators for the event. Such a momentous fixture requires preparation that has to meet high expectations! […]

In our profession, dreams can become a reality

Although some stereotypes may linger, others are losing ground. Who says building and civil works is no career for a woman? The “Awards for Women in Building and Civil Works”, organised by Le Moniteur on 16 December, of which Bouygues Construction was a partner, demonstrated that there are already women in construction companies and the […]

Deploying electric mobility with Eco2charge

Electric mobility is good for the planet but how can we facilitate its deployment? Bouygues Energies & Services, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been studying this question with the Eco2charge programme that intends to speed the development of infrastructures for charging electric vehicles. Its objective is to offer users an optimal recharging service, whilst […]

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