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).
After more than a year of work and the publication of a white paper (available online at www.enjeu-energie-positive.com), the Positive Energy Consortium, created on an initiative by Bouygues Immobilier in 2008, is welcoming two new members, Intel and Total.
The Positive Energy Consortium aims to reduce the energy consumption of future office buildings during their operational phase, contribute to increasing their capacity to produce energy from renewable sources, and optimise the carbon balance of buildings throughout their life cycles.
To do so, Bouygues Immobilier called on several companies recognised for their research and expertise in these fields: Lexmark, Philips, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Sodexo and Steelcase as founding members and Tandberg as a partner company of the Consortium.
The arrival of Intel, world leader in silicon innovation, will help to advance thinking on office automation, performance monitoring, the optimisation and technical and IT convergence of networks, and the use of new energies. Intel is working on several fronts to make continuous progress in private and professional lifestyles in “intelligent” buildings.
Total, one of the world’s biggest oil and gas groups, has been present in solar energy since 1983, developing unique expertise in the photovoltaic sector. Its membership in the Consortium will enable it to share this expertise with other members and implement practical solutions for integrating photovoltaic technology in office buildings to reduce the energy bill and carbon footprint of the construction industry.