Bouygues E&S set to deliver zero-carbon heating in Swaffham Prior
Our team have started work installing an innovative renewable heat network for Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) to serve the village of Swaffham Prior. The aim of the project is to deliver a system where 100% of the thermal energy demand of the village is met by renewable energy.
Bouygues Energies & Services are going to be exhibiting at this years ISPE UK Annual Conference on Thursday 18th November 2021
This year's ISPE event will follow an established format of conferences alongside the exhibition, where Bouygues Energies & Services will be exhibiting as well as speaking in the conference centre.
Sarah Frankland, Bouygues Energies & Services, Validation Manager will be discussing “Importance of validation in the project development”.
This-12 month project, implementing an innovative renewable heat network at the college, will eliminate oil heating on site, replace end-of-life heating plant, save the college on its heating costs and reduce carbon emissions from the college’s heating by 80%
We are thrilled to report that the Lifecycle Project, founded by Bouygues E&S, InfraRed Capital Partners and Vercity, has so saved 200 bikes. Alongside Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), we take donated bikes, renovate them in prison workshops and locate them with NHS key workers and others in need.
Dan Mace, Bouygues Energies & Services EVP will join a panel discussion on future challenges to come and how we can all work to overcome these challenges.
We are committed to reducing our impact on the environment by increasing the electric vehicles in our fleet. Our average Co2 generated per km now stands at 171.36g, compared to 210.66g this time last year, a figure which is continuing to reduce. This year we have replaced 7 vehicles in our fleet with electric vehicles with another 15 due to be replaced in early 2022. This will raise the electric vehicles in our fleet to 20%. Our aim is for this to dramatically increase as the range of larger electric vehicles increases.
This month, we spoke to Ronald Nxumalo, Soft FM Service Manager at King's College London. Ronald discussed the work he does, the biggest challenges and his proudest moments during his 11 years with Bouygues Energies & Services. Ronald also told us about his experience as a committee member of Kaleidoscope, our employee-led race network.
Who are you and what do you do?
Improving the Sustainability of our Construction Process
Bouygues Energies & Services has partnered with Gaia in order to reduce the CO2 footprint across our operations where we deploy temporary compounds. Gaia’s product ‘AutoMate’ leverages AI and motion sensor software to identify, monitor and reduce the power consumption of construction sites. It is highly effective in providing rapid and noteworthy reductions to energy costs and carbon footprint.
Using AutoMate will help us meet our ambitious carbon-reduction targets by maximising site efficiency and lowering emissions.
AutoMate has a proven track record of success at Bouygues Construction sites in the UK and has redefined the carbon profile of our Llanwern Solar PV site.
- Reduces the prelim project costs by rationalising energy usage on construction compounds
- Improves the sustainability of construction operations by reducing fossil fuel reliance
- Improves the working environment in construction compounds (emissions, noise, etc.)
- Improves the outward appearance of construction
- Delivers a unique client experience and sets us apart from the competition
How it Works
- Reduces the total energy consumption on site by using smart technology and automation to achieve better energy efficiency
- Covers the remaining energy consumption with renewable energy sources, where possible
- Implements behavioural changes to increase awareness for energy saving/efficiency and renewable energies
A Success Story
In June 2020, work began constructing Llanwern Solar Farm which, at 75MW, is the largest of its kind in the UK and highlights the UK’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions. The solar farm consists of over 187,500 solar modules spanning 300 acres.
A member of the team at Llanwern Solar Farm suggested trialling AutoMate to see how much it could help reduce carbon and increase our energy efficiency on site. It was then installed on site and has since been rolled out on a number of our other sites to be trialled.
Following successful trials of AutoMate at several Bouygues E&S energy schemes in the last nine months, Bouygues Construction in the United Kingdom is undergoing more trials at both off-grid and on-grid sites across our entities.
The Results So Far
Significant carbon emissions avoided totalling 125,617kg and sizeable diesel fuel saving of almost 50,000 litres
Significant energy usage reduction of 114,586 KWh
Impressive financial savings of £28,400
You can rely on a partnership with a team of building systems experts, committed to maximising the value of your environmental investment.
To achieve minimal operational costs and maximum productivity of your occupants, we enable seamless communication between various building services like heating, cooling, control of lighting as well as low-voltage energy distribution, making your facilities true high-performance energy-efficient buildings. Our state of the art building automation and energy management solutions enhance the energy efficiency and productivity of your buildings’ energy and mechanical infrastructure, producing savings between 15-30 percent. All without compromises on comfort and utilisation.
Smarter energy monitoring of building systems
Providing innovative solutions through our building management systems
Guaranteed energy savings
Reduced operating costs
Reduced energy utility costs
Improved energy efficiency awareness through behavioural change training
A centralised view of energy use
A strategic plan for continued carbon reduction
Options for finance, including gain share
Block "Parole d'expert"
Suffolk County Council (SCC) and Bouygues Energies & Services (Bouygues E&S) have started work replacing 43,400 street lighting lanterns in Suffolk with LED lanterns. The picture shows the team installing some of the first lanterns on Bergamot Close, Red Lodge on Friday, 10th September.
Did you know that we have Graduate Scheme at Bouygues Energies & Services? In fact, we invest heavily in it. Graduates who join us benefit from an extensive range of personal and professional development opportunities, and a strong support network.
We spoke to Innovation Project Manager, Nicola Wilson, who has very recently joined the company in a permanent position after finishing her time on our two year Graduate Scheme. Here's what she had to say about it.