Two showcases of the sustainable city
Since 2016, the Bouygues group has taken part in the creation of two sustainable-city demonstrators in France, under the aegis of the government-backed Institute for Sustainable Towns (Eureka Lyon Confluence and Descartes 21 Marne-la-Vallée). They will serve to test, free from current regulatory constraints, ground-breaking innovations in all areas of urban life. Each project also aims for a high level of environmental performance (low carbon footprint, energy self-sufficiency, protection of water resources, protection of biodiversity, etc.) as well as socio-economic development (circular economy, functional and social diversity, involvement of the local population, etc.)
Greencity, a flagship eco-neighbourhood of the city of the future
Located in Zurich, Greencity is the first “2000-watt site” label compliant district in the city, and is therefore aiming for energy consumption of 2,000 watts per resident by 2100. All its energy needs are met by renewable energies purchased or produced on-site. People’s well-being was a central concern in Greencity’s design, which factors in social and generational mix, soft mobility, and amenities specifically focused on leisure and families.
The Fort d’Issy digital eco-neighbourhood
Fort d'Issy is an eco-neighbourhood with 1,620 housing units marketed by Bouygues Immobilier in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. The bioclimatic design of the buildings, the heating and hot water produced by geothermal energy and the home automation-controlled energy consumption all ensure a high level of energy efficiency for the programme. Fort d’Issy’s buildings are also taking part in France's first ever district smart grid.