Jointly designed with the future occupants
BIM (Building Information Modelling) uses 3D modelling to shape the future building before it is constructed. Combined with virtual reality, this makes it possible to see what the building will be like. This technology has allowed residents to anticipate how they will use the buildings and play a part in designing them.
average autonomy in water and energy for buildings
reduction in household waste
The first autonomous building in France?
For five years, the teams at Bouygues Construction and Grenoble Habitat will monitor and analyse how this “demonstrator” works, in addition to supporting tenants and helping them reduce their consumption, recycle their waste, think about how they travel and come up with collective initiatives.
Did you know?
for this building, we used low carbon concrete.
the number of solar collectors fitted on roof terraces
the number of solar collectors fitted on roof terraces. They capture sunlight and convert it into electricity, stored in batteries at the base of the building, and in apartments’ heating systems.
BYES modernises the thermal infrastructure at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
With the new pumping station supplying the thermal installations of EPFL and UNIL, pumping capacity has been doubled to 2,700 litres per second. Water from the lake is used to heat and cool the two campuses using 100% renewable energy.
each family’s fruit and vegetable peelings are put into the collective compost in the residence’s shared garden.