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Research & Development

Innovation is part and parcel of our DNA

For Elithis, its vision of innovation is not only restricted to technological innovation. It goes without saying that the research and the implementation of new technical and technological solutions are fully encompassed in our know-how. Innovation is also present within our organisation and our management.

Each collaborator of Elithis Group has the potential to become a creator and an inventor. The key factor lies in exploration. Since we consider each project as a unique project, it is essential to gear our reflection towards a bioclimatic concept: to identify the location, the environment and the end use of the building so as to provide tailored solutions. This capacity of adapting and projecting ourselves towards the life of the building constructs our expertise every day.

This attention paid to the use and to the end users over the lifespan of the buildings to which we collaborate represents a new dimension in the world of engineering. This aspect is forcing itself upon all of us with the emergence of an obligation to perform as regards energy consumption. However, all those who looked into this issue of obligation to perform know that the behaviour of the users and of the tenants is of paramount importance.

At Elithis, we have identified this potential of energy saving for a long time. Since 2006, we have initiated the creation of a Research and Development department in Human and Social Sciences so as to integrate a behavioural and sociological dimension within studies on most performing buildings. Pragmatism also consists in being aware that technology does not solve everything and that the human factor becomes essential again, that is to say that engineering, however fundamentally technical it must remain, cannot leave aside the human factor without overlooking its mission.

    Elithis Danube tower

    1st multipurpose positive energy residential tower
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    Our projects

    Parc du Millénaire 3 & 4 – 71 000 m² of HQE and BREEAM office building

    Parc du Millénaire 3 & 4 – 71 000 m² of HQE and BREEAM office building

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    Mirail University – Rehabilitation of 60 000 m²

    Mirail University – Rehabilitation of 60 000 m²

    Elithis Danube Tower – 1st positive energy housing building for all energy uses

    Elithis Danube Tower – 1st positive energy housing building for all energy uses

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    Hall 56 – Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations Headquarters

    Hall 56 – Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations Headquarters

    Cap 14 – HQE & BBC office building

    Cap 14 – HQE & BBC office building

    Alleray square – 20 000 square meters BBC Renovation

    Alleray square – 20 000 square meters BBC Renovation

    20 000 square meters BBC Renovation office building  without changing the façade (except joinery).
    Nursing Home for Dependent Senior Les Bégonias

    Nursing Home for Dependent Senior Les Bégonias

    Renovation and extension of the existing building 128 beds Energy efficiency : performance equivalent to the french BBC renovation label
    Tramway and Bus depot of the Greater Dijon

    Tramway and Bus depot of the Greater Dijon

    Design and technical project management of a photovoltaic production, within a PPP (French public-private partnership). Construction of a mixed maintenance shed for Tramways and Buses.
    Eco district Hyacinthe Vincent

    Eco district Hyacinthe Vincent

    166 BBC housings and 31 Passive housings
    Eco district Epirey, 142 BBC housings

    Eco district Epirey, 142 BBC housings

    Hospital Center of Troyes

    Hospital Center of Troyes

    Building of a hospitalization center of 431 beds. The building has 4 poles: surgery, cancer, medical clinic, vascular system.
    NANTURRA, 11 200 m² of HQE and BREEAM® office space

    NANTURRA, 11 200 m² of HQE and BREEAM® office space

    Park SILIC NANTERRE SEINE Office Building – HQE and BREEAM® Winner of the PEREN project Foundation Energy Building
    MARINE Zone, 80 housings in an eco district

    MARINE Zone, 80 housings in an eco district

    Residential area of 77 housings in an eco district HQE Certification
    Villa Camoins, Residence area of 125 BBC housings

    Villa Camoins, Residence area of 125 BBC housings

    125 housings distributed over 6 buildings Low Consumption Building, BBC-Effinergie®
    Regional House of Innovation

    Regional House of Innovation

    Office Building – Conference space, Food Service, Auditorium Objective Passive Building
    INRAP, National institute of Preventive Archaeological Researches

    INRAP, National institute of Preventive Archaeological Researches

    Mixed offices and functional units First office building certified NF (French Standard) in Burgundy First office building qualified BBC Effinergie® (Low Consumption Building) in Burgundy
    Friche de la Belle de Mai, Rehabilitation of a real estate

    Friche de la Belle de Mai, Rehabilitation of a real estate

    Offices, Workshops, Showrooms & Art Center BBC Objective Performance
    Villa Celina, 87 NF (French Standards) housings and BBC certification

    Villa Celina, 87 NF (French Standards) housings and BBC certification

    87 NF (French standard) housings and BBC label
    Essilor – BEPOS and BREEAM® offices

    Essilor – BEPOS and BREEAM® offices

    ESSILOR Innovation and Technology Center of Créteil, offices on 3800 square meters – BEPOS & VERY GOOD BREEAM®
    B28, Offices rehabilitation, BBC renovation and HQE

    B28, Offices rehabilitation, BBC renovation and HQE

    Building 028 « Le Beauvaisis » Offices rehabilitation, BBC renovation and HQE
    Coeur Capelette, BBC Office Building

    Coeur Capelette, BBC Office Building

    Coeur Capelette, Offices Building BBC
    Villa Harmonie, Residence area of 47 housings

    Villa Harmonie, Residence area of 47 housings

    Sea Museum in Biarritz

    Sea Museum in Biarritz

    PPP for the extension of the Art deco period museum
    Carré Jaude Shopping mall and car park

    Carré Jaude Shopping mall and car park

    Shopping mall on two levels and underground parking on two levels within a housing complex of 142 housings, a hotel, an office building, a cinema and a tourism residence.
    Solas, office building within a positive energy eco-district

    Solas, office building within a positive energy eco-district

    Le Lodge, office building – HQE and BBC label

    Le Lodge, office building – HQE and BBC label

    Auxerre, 3 300 m² of passive office building

    Auxerre, 3 300 m² of passive office building

    Passive building with a sober energy global management Primary energy consumption < 50 kWh ep/m2.an (French standards) Positive energy building designed with a 15% of the SHON compensation photovoltaic system that could be set up on the roof during the entire life time of the building.
    Elithis Tower, first worldwide positive energy tower

    Elithis Tower, first worldwide positive energy tower

    Elithis designed and built in 2009 the ‘Elithis Tower’, the first office building with positive energy at a standard cost in the world. Elithis remains currently the only consulting company which has a positive energy building, corresponding to the environmental standards and to real energy performance at a standard cost. This experience allowed the company’s […]