Goyer, Saint-Gobain and Ares committed to recovering facades

Eiffage Group

As part of the renovation of an office building in the 13th district of Paris by Batipart, with support from ARC Project Management and Build One, Goyer, Saint-Gobain and Ares signed an agreement to dismantle and recover the existing facades.

Almost 12.5 tonnes of aluminium and 97 tonnes of glass waste will be recovered and recycled for the manufacture of profiles and glazing, avoiding 154 tonnes of CO2 emissions (29 tonnes for the glass and 125 tonnes for the aluminium) and creating 350 hours of access-to-employment work. This project shows that companies in the construction sector are able to find virtuous solutions in deconstruction.

Goyer, subsidiary of Eiffage and French market leader in aluminium and glass facades, was selected by Batipart for the renovation of the building’s facades with better-performing glass elements. Reducing its carbon impact is a major component of the Eiffage group’s strategy. The Group is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 40% compared with 2019 by 2030 and to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050. In addition to seeking out ways to optimise the design process and traceability in purchasing to reduce its carbon footprint, Goyer is committed to finding solutions for reusing waste from the manufacture and dismantling of facades.

Ares, the leading provider of access to employment through economic activity in the Île-de-France region, aims to make the building sector more inclusive and to support development of the circular economy thanks to its R4 platform: a project to reintegrate, repurpose, reuse and recycle construction-sector waste. Through its glass dismantling facility, Ares recovers end-of-life joinery and glass panels and carefully dismantles them for reuse in a circular approach.

Saint-Gobain, a world leader in sustainable living spaces, designs, produces and distributes high-performance construction materials, providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, reducing energy use and protecting the environment. Having previously set a target of reducing its CO2 emissions by 20% by 2025, Saint-Gobain recently committed to carbon neutrality across the group by 2050. To that end, Saint-Gobain Glass has undertaken the closed-loop recycling of end-of-life glass to reconvert it into flat glass.