Eco-design requires our engineers to substantially change the way they work. The key to maximising our contribution to sustainable development lies in the quality of the consultancy services that we provide and our ability to incorporate all its facets into our project assignments. This premise applies to all Artelia’s markets and business lines.
Eco-design in building construction
Our building construction activity is greatly affected by changes to regulations and our clients’ expectations in terms of environmental certification (LEED, BREEAM, HQE) and efficient renovations. These cover a wide range of expertise, including energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, choice of materials, indoor air quality, biodiversity conservation, etc. Artelia has the necessary expertise, and helps its clients oversee projects and obtain environmental certification, especially through its Technical Division and sustainable development centre of expertise, both part of the Building Construction and Industrial Facilities sector.
Eco-design in urban development
Towns and cities present a host of environmental and social challenges in a world with a growing population, ever-increasing urban concentration and vanishing natural areas as urban development continues apace. These include energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, solid waste, transportation, mobility, quality of life, nuisances, natural and industrial risks, resilience, social integration, functionality of spaces, drinking water supply and wastewater treatment. A sustainable urban area is complex and has many interfaces, requiring multi-criterion analyses and decision support and hence calling on all our areas of expertise, especially those of the Urban Development and Transportation sector.
Eco-design in regional development
Assessing the issues inherent to a region or a project to identify the solution with the best overall value added, accompanying the project with suitable measures and ensuring that they are implemented in the field, including through the environmental supervision of works, are part of everyday life for our teams. Analysing and protecting water resources, assessing the impact of climate change, modelling natural hazards, anticipating extreme events, evaluating the potential for renewable energy and implementing power generation schemes, are some of the key skills that Artelia’s Water and Environment sector can offer as its contribution to sustainable regional development.