Rabot Dutilleul Group is a complete player in the construction industry, with expertise in the development, construction and maintenance of buildings. As part of the RedGES plan (Reduction of Greenhouse Gas – GHG) the Group intends to significantly reduce its emissions of GHG for 2050. Ambitious, yes, but quite feasible thanks to the Group's strategy that calls for emphasizing renovation of the real estate portfolio.
RédGES: RABOT DUTILLEUL reduced its greenhouse gas emissions
Energy / Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
- Energy, by improving heat insulation.
- Greenhouse gas emissions tied to the production of building materials, by preserving underlying building structures.
In 2011, for the first time, Rabot Dutilleul calculated its carbon footprint in order to assess the impact of its activity on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This carbon balance audit was repeated in 2012 and 2013 in all of the Group’s corporate entities and worksites using an even more stringent methodology.
Although concrete is the main source of GHG, it is not the only one. So the audit also covered the materials purchased, the energy consumed on worksites and throughout a building’s life-cycle and the transport of persons. The focus on the traceability of flows provided the Group with numerous indicators, which are now monitored over time as part of the RédGES* plan.
The aim is to reduce GHG emissions fourfold by 2050. One of the key factors of success will be to increase the share of property renovation work.
This best practice was noticed in 2011 by the World Forum Lille and updated in 2014.
CONTRIBUTION TO COMPANY PERFORMANCE
- Identify the main sources of GHG emissions
- Awareness of employees on the environment thanks to simple gestures (100% recycled paper, front/back printing in B&W, energy saving computers and mobile phones…)