A RECOGNIZED ECO-FRIENDLY DEVELOPER
In many projects, the Group commits itself to respecting strict environmental standards that affect the choices made during each step of the project: overall development, suppliers, choice of materials and equipment, etc.
With regard to the environment, the Pichet Group is a pioneer: all of its programs have complied with the RT2012 standard since July 2013, although it only became compulsory on January 1, 2014. It is also often ahead of the new thermal regulations. Finally, the Group has entered into partnerships with suppliers that comply with environmental standards, the ISO 14001 standard and the PEFC label.
The Group’s environmental commitment has been repeatedly recognized and rewarded with several “low carbon” prizes at EDF’s “Habitat Bleu Ciel” trophies as well as the first “National Sustainable Development” award given by Palm’Elec.
SOLUTIONS THAT INTEGRATE IN THE EXISTING HABITAT
The Group’s integrated design office works to improve its buildings every day, by promoting new construction methods that encourage recycling (water, raw materials, building materials) and favoring high-performance materials.
Furthermore, whenever possible, the Pichet Group develops, with its partner architects, real estate solutions that perfectly integrate in their natural environment, respecting the existing natural surroundings and the already urbanized areas. It also strives to preserve the fauna and flora, particularly during construction works. The Group also prioritizes soft traffic options such as walking or cycling around residential developments.
CLEANER, SAFER WORK SITES
Together with some of its developer partners, the Group has signed a “Charter for clean work sites,” implying that the organization of the works site is streamlined in agreement with professional construction requirements.
With this Charter, the Group’s teams commit themselves to limiting risks and pollutants to work site neighbors, those affecting workers’ health, noise pollution and the amount of construction waste sent to landfills.
The Group is also working to improve work methods affecting the wellbeing of suppliers in charge of construction, namely by choosing multi-activity scaffolding and construction elevators for very high buildings.
FOSTERING INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Throughout the project design and development process, the Pichet Group strives to develop innovative solutions.
As an example, for the Euratlantique project the Group developed a new local wood sector, which will be further structured for future operations.
Moreover, the Group is committed to driving an innovative approach aimed at facilitating the replication of the construction systems it designs, namely by signing conventions with public authorities in order to share additional costs (e.g. engineering, design), and setting up community experience feedback.