A sustainable quarter looks after those who live, study and work there. La Confluence is implementing a whole series of actions in this regard as part of a commitment that takes on a new dimension, that of prevention, through the Eurêka Confluence project.
Trees are everywhere in La Confluence. 4,500 will have been planted by the end of the works. To guarantee their longevity, particular care is taken in the selection of different species that are adapted to global warming and help promote biodiversity. They provide coolness and tranquillity in everyday life.
The greening of the quarter is not only a source of delight for the residents who are tired of brick and concrete, but it is also a lever for action against urban heat islands, providing refuge for numerous animal species, where they can find food and shelter.
The aim of the urban project implemented in La Confluence is to build a city that is pleasant to live in. This requires urban planning that cares for plants, animals and humans. The challenge is to design and maintain sustainable urban living that gives nature its full rights.
The industrial history of La Confluence has made some soils sterile. How can they be made fertile again without transporting agricultural land from several kilometres away? An innovative system has been set up in Le Champ to revitalise the soil: “Terre fertile 2.0” (Fertile Soil 2.0)
Sustainable water management is one the key principles of a sustainable and green city. Lyon Confluence is particularly attentive to this through various actions designed to save water, improve treatment, optimise usage and facilitate infiltration into the soil.
Limiting the carbon footprint of buildings requires rigorous selection of the materials used to make them. These materials must use local resources, be recycled and comply with a dynamic of low-carbon construction.
In La Confluence, energy sobriety goes hand in hand with the sustainable consumption of natural resources. The challenge is also to limit the effects of climate change through adapted urban development.
Travel is an important part of daily life in cities and plays a big role in quality of life. Spatial planning is a key factor in encouraging any mode of transport. In La Confluence, priority is given to sustainable and active transport that pollutes as little as possible.
More renewable energy production, positive energy blocks, collective self-consumption of energy produced for a whole building... La Confluence is testing new technologies and taking steps to improve energy management with each new project.
70,000 m² of buildings in La Confluence are part of a building energy renovation programme with multiple aims: improving everyday comfort in existing buildings, preserving historical heritage and saving on the energy bill.
New constructions in La Confluence are all high energy performance buildings. They have low energy consumption and mainly use renewable energy, a key mainstay in local sustainable development to limit energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Lyon Confluence has been mobilised to support sustainable development and fight climate change since the beginning of the project. This commitment is translated through objectives for energy sobriety and increased renewable energy production, as well as the development of sustainable modes of transport.