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).
Hikari, or "light" in Japanese, is an exceptional development designed by Kengo Kuma, a world-renowned Japanese architect. Located at the heart of La Confluence district in Lyon, which was the first sustainable neighbourhood in France to receive an award from the WWF in 2010, Hikari is a symbol of the challenge facing all of humankind in the third millennium, namely that of finding a balance between nature and the needs of Man.
Comprised of three buildings, this mixed-use complex of over 12,000 m², with its offices, residential units and shops, will be equipped with cutting-edge technologies in terms of sustainable development and renewable energies. Over the course of one year, it will produce more energy than it will consume.
Thanks to its bioclimatic architectural design, combined with tracking and monitoring systems, Hikari will consume between 50% and 60% less energy versus current thermal regulations. In addition to tight control over energy consumption, it will also have a number of energy production facilities such as a plant oil cogeneration plant, photovoltaic solar panels and a geothermal system coupled with an absorption machine to ensure cooling. Finally, the storage and pooling of energy will enable Hikari to fully offset the energy consumption from all usages throughout the development.