Eco-construction: a priority for Covivio

Toward 100% environmentally-friendly properties and buildings

 

Covivio has set itself ambitious targets for the certification (HQE, BREEAM, LEED) of its portfolio (100% green properties by end-2020 for France Offices, 80% at end-2022 for Italy, and 66% for hotels in Europe by 2020). On every site, Covivio is optimising energy performance and reducing CO2 emissions by using a strong works policy and increasing the awareness of the various agents in the chain at every phase in the property’s life cycle: development, management, and renovation.

With its eco-construction approach, Covivio is co-building a more resilient, more inclusive city by working to combat climate change and urban sprawl, favouring the circular economy, and placing people at the centre of every project.

Share of green buildings in the office portfolio in France and  by type of certification

 

Share of green buildings in the portfolio of Europe Hotels  by type of certification

Share of green buildings in the office portfolio in Italy and  by type of certification

2020 OBJECTIVES

An SBTi-approved 2°C carbon trajectory

 

In 2017-2018, Covivio verified that its 2030 European carbon trajectory was compatible with that of the Paris Agreement of December 2015. Created with the French Scientific and Technical Centre for the Construction Industry (CSTB), and based on a firm scientific footing, this trajectory involves Covivio’s different products in Europe (offices, hotels, residential) and was approved by the SBT (Science-Based Targets) initiative in 2018.

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The environmental best practices in use by Covivio garnered it an award for the best environmental non-financial declaration of performance in 2018, organized by the French Ministry for Ecological and Solidarity Transition.

Covivio is also a pioneer in Building Information Modelling (BIM). In addition to the improvement in the operational management of properties, this tool promotes the circular economyby organizing the traceability of materials so they may be reused.

Several Covivio operations are benefiting or will be benefiting from this innovative technology: Campus Pierre Berger (Eiffage) and Hélios (Thales) in Velizy-Villacoublay both received a “Golden BIM” award, one in 2014 and the other in 2016.

 

2030 Trajectory of average carbon weight per m²