100% of heating from renewable sources
In Ginko, all of the heating is produced locally, using biomass fuel. Using renewable energy sources to generate all heating requirements saves 3,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually versus a fossil fuel. This is the equivalent of the combined annual fuel consumption of 2,300 motor vehicles.
The wood used for the biomass plant is sourced exclusively from local forests in the Aquitaine region. The supplier is located 80 km from Bordeaux and therefore this contributes to the region's economic vitality by protecting and creating jobs.
A common approach to sustainable urban development
Bouygues Immobilier, the project owner of the Ginko eco-neighbourhood , and Cofely Services have pooled their expertise in sustainable urban planning to come up with an optimal energy-efficiency and environmental solution for Ginko's residents. Determined to comply with sustainable development benchmarks at every level, Bouygues Immobilier and Cofely Services based the design of their project on environmental, economic and social criteria. Together, Cofely Services and Bouygues Immobilier want to make the Ginko eco-neighbourhood a shining example of sustainable urban planning.