POOLING AND SAVING RESOURCES
MAIN COMMITMENTS BY 2025
Nexity seeks to reduce communities’ consumption of energy and other resources by exploring circular economy solutions. Since 2016, Nexity has structured its circular economy strategy for 2025:
- Optimisation of construction site waste management between now and 2020. In the framework of its Environmentally Responsible Construction Sites Charter, Nexity always commissions a demolition waste assessment. The goal of the assessment is to assess potential opportunities to reuse waste on site or, failing that, determine how demolition waste can best be managed. Initial pilot projects aim to support the recovery of 70% of construction site waste, encouraging sorting of waste at the source and selecting waste management centres.
The Environmentally Responsible Construction Sites Charter applies to all of its new home construction developments and aims to protect the environment, control construction site management costs, strength the Group’s community integration by further reducing construction-related disturbances, improving on-site working conditions and creating local jobs.
Overall, in 2019, 27% of the residential real estate construction sites validated by the Acquisition Committee had adopted the environmentally responsible construction site approach. Nexity aims to have 100% of construction sites committed to this approach.
- Reducing energy consumption and development renewable energies between now and 2025, in particular by developing energy solidarity at the level of each block (energy loop, renewable energies production, etc.), using biosourced and/or recycled materials and by encouraging responsible travel (car sharing, bicycle sharing).
- Implementation of innovative pilot projects and a structured approach
Several Nexity subsidiaries have initiated pilot projects related to the reuse, recycling and pooling of resources.
In addition, Nexity renewed its membership of Circolab, an association relying on the voluntary commitment of project owners to promote the Circular Economy. The aim is to bring together a community of operators involved in the circular economy within the real estate industry in order to encourage synergies, involve the various stakeholders and spur changes in regulations. Circolab is supported by the Institut de l’Économie Circulaire and the Métropole du Grand Paris. Its objectives include defining performance indicators for reusing or reducing waste sent to landfill.