In order to offer its individual clients resource-efficient buildings, Nexity is working on improving the intrinsic performance of its buildings (including thermal performance, carbon emissions and health-friendliness) and focuses its work on:
Nexity is taking-part in national E+C- (Energy+ Carbone-) accreditation experiments to anticipate the future environmental regulations governing new construction projects, which will replace the current RT 2012 regulations in 2020. Nexity wants to make an active contribution to combating climate change by means of two main initiatives:
GHG emissions assessment expanded to all new residential developments contributes to achieve these objectives.
This commitment is also translated by solutions development:
Moreover, our operations are carried out within a framework of certification and labelling voluntary process. In 2019, 40 development operations (1.787 plots) obtained NF Habitat HQETM certification.
To improve the comfort of building occupants, Nexity has launched an experimental approach “Healthier Buildings”, including a design guide and a feedback programme. The approach is structured around three key priorities:
In addition, the Group has continued its work on integrating health criteria into the specifications given to suppliers, such as by requiring certified materials, environmental certifications, the absence of CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic) substances, formaldehyde-free status and natural wood treatments. Thanks to this commitment, the average rating of certified materials for these products is A+.
For eco-design buildings, Nexity always considers the use of renewable energies such as solar panels and connections to urban utility grids consisting of a significant proportion of renewable energy (over 60%) to produce domestic hot water, electricity and so on.
In 2019, 11% of developments delivered included solar energy for heating or solar panel systems for electricity.