The BNP Paribas Real Estate Head Office
Exemplary environmental approach in property
An exemplary environmental approach
In the heart of the riverside eco-district of Bords de Seine, incorporating residential buildings, retail outlets and office buildings, the BNP Paribas Real Estate head office is HQE certified (France's high environmental quality standard) and has the THPE label ("Very High Energy Performance").
Comfort and health:
- the building is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature in winter and summer alike
- sound levels are controlled by means of a highly soundproof façade on the riverbank side and absorbent false ceilings in the open-plan offices
- natural light is optimised by the geometry of the office floors and the interior layout
- healthy air quality and open spaces, enhanced by the choice of materials, emitting few or no VOCs (volatile organic compounds). This means the air flow is controlled together with the filtering of new air to reduce the level of fine particles coming in from outside the building.
- an office building positioned as an acoustic screen, to protect residential buildings from traffic noise.
- a very clean site run in compliance with the "green site" charter set up in 2005 by BNP Paribas Real Estate and imposed on all those involved in site work.
- a ventilated double-skin façade considerably improving energy efficiency in summer and winter
- heat production through the Paris urban heating network (CPCU).
- production of service water using solar water-heating panels.
Our Property Management team, who operate the building, were involved from the building design stage. A set of control mechanisms and measurements were consequently put in place and used to monitor the performance level of all facilities:
- heating, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting combined with a significant number of meters and control points;
- highly effective BMS;
- data analysis and reporting system making it possible to ensure proper running of the facilities and to optimise the various aspects of energy use.
Three Beehives on the roof…
Bees have been declining in numbers for several years. Their disappearance would result in major ecological disruption. This is because bees play a role in pollinating 80% of flowering plants, and are thus an essential cog in maintaining the balance of natural ecosystems and agriculture.