The signing of a lease on Green Office® Meudon, the first large-scale energy-positive office building, represents a practical milestone in Bouygues Immobilier and Steria France’s commitment to the environment. The contract includes an energy performance guarantee, thus ensuring that the building will meet a given level of energy-efficiency.
In Summer 2011, Steria France is to move to the first Green Office® building by Bouygues Immobilier, located in Meudon.
This is the first large-scale energy-positive office building to be commissioned in France. Olivier Vallet, Senior Executive Vice President and ceo France, in charge of Group Innovation Policy and the supervision of Scandinavia and Belux markets, explained the reasons behind this decision: “To help our customers contribute to a more sustainable development, Steria is devising new collaborative models which embody our commitment to being a socially responsible company. More than any amount of speeches, the decision to use this building demonstrates our desire to put our convictions into practice. I am especially proud to be able to offer our employees in the Ile-de-France region the opportunity to work in such a high-quality environment.”
Green Office® Meudon: a highly successful and innovative concept
Launched by Bouygues Immobilier in 2008 and designed by Ion Enescu from Atelier 115 architects, Green Office® Meudon marks the emergence of a new generation of office buildings offering unprecedented performance characteristics. Its positioning with regard to market expectations is amply demonstrated by the fact that it has been leased in full – seven months prior to completion.
Its advantages include the substantial economic and environmental benefit that it offers over and above current thermal building regulations: energy savings of a further 65% and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 400 tonnes per year.
Green Office® Meudon’s bioclimatic architecture enhances user comfort, featuring healthy materials, natural light, and pleasant workspaces. The facility also offers natural temperature regulation which does not require air conditioning, as well as acoustic comfort provided by sound-proofing panels for each office unit. To maximise user comfort, each employee can control lighting, blinds, heating and fans – and benefit from a personalised energy use report, encouraging environmentally responsible behaviour.
Two key installations enable the building to produce more renewable energy than it uses over the course of a year:
- a solar farm comprising 4,200m² worth of panels, with an annual capacity of 450,000 kW/h;
- a vegetable oil cogeneration plant which provides both electricity and heat.
Green Office® Meudon boasts dual environmental certification: HQE® and BREEAM Europe Office 2008, with an “excellent” rating. It has also been awarded the “BBC Effinergie” label pending certification under the BEPOS standard, which is currently being defined.
“The fact that Steria France has chosen our Green Office® building in Meudon demonstrates the relevance of our concept, which is the result of firmly held convictions. This new milestone will enable us to take a step further in energy and environmental optimisation as we embark on a genuine partnership with a prime user,” announced François Bertière, Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Immobilier.
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Steria delivers IT enabled business services which help organisations in the public and private sectors operate more efficiently and profitably. By combining in depth understanding of our clients’ businesses with expertise in IT and business process outsourcing, we take on our clients’ challenges and develop innovative solutions to address them. Through our highly collaborative consulting style, we work with our clients to transform their business, enabling them to focus on what they do best. Our 18,300 people, working across 16 countries, support the systems, services and processes that make today’s world turn, touching the lives of millions around the globe each day.
Founded in 1969, Steria has offices in Europe, India, North Africa and SE Asia and a 2009 revenue of €1.63 billion. 20.30%* of Steria’s capital is owned by its employees. Headquartered in Paris, Steria is listed on the Euronext Paris market.
* This figure includes FCPE (employee shareholding scheme), direct employee shareholding, retired employees, the SIP Trust and the Steria Employee Trust but does not include that of the Carteron Family (founder of Steria).
About Bouygues Immobilier
Bouygues Immobilier is a leader in private property development in France. It employed 1,343 people as of December 31, 2009; for the same year, it had revenues of €2,989m. With 33 locations in France and 4 elsewhere in Europe, Bouygues Immobilier has been developing residential, service and retail projects for 50 years in over 230 towns and cities. Bouygues Immobilier is the first property developer in France to have received ISO 9001 certification.