Bouygues Immobilier is a leading private property developer in France and Europe, with 1,908 employees at 31 December 2017 and sales of €2,712 million in 2017. With 39 branches in France and four outside France, Bouygues Immobilier has nearly 60 years' experience in developing residential, corporate and commercial projects in more than 250 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier has a strong commitment to innovation and sustainable development and therefore seeks to provide better quality of life over the long term for all its customers by making their experience of the buying process and the use they make of the living spaces and services created for them as pleasant as possible. Bouygues Immobilier is the first developer to be certified ISO 9001 in France, NF Habitat HQE, and Top Employer France 2017, and to win the 2016 prize for the best customer relations awarded by the French Customer Relations Association (AFRC).
Alstom and Bouygues—through its subsidiaries Bouygues Immobilier and ETDE—have agreed to create a 50/50 joint venture under the name EMBIX to develop and provide energy-management services for eco-districts. The initiative opens a new chapter in the fruitful partnership begun by Bouygues and Alstom in 2006.
EMBIX will offer a wide range of services with high added value, ranging from audits for eco-districts taking account of new environmental and regulatory requirements to optimisation of energy performance through the use of information systems featuring the latest advances in Smart Grid technologies.
The new company will draw on the skills and expertise of its founders:
- Bouygues Immobilier sets the standard in sustainable property development and proved its ability to stay a step ahead of energy regulations for buildings by starting work on its first large-scale positive-energy building project in 2007 (Green Office®). The company also offers established skills and expertise in developing new districts that pave the way for the city of the future;
- through its facility-management subsidiary Exprimm, ETDE will provide know-how in managing the energy performance of buildings and supervising their technical facilities;
- Alstom Power brings a range of unique solutions for distributed power-generation and integrated-storage;
- Alstom Grid offers unparalleled expertise in microgrid security and management of energy demand.