Solutions with significant “sustainable development added value”
For 25 years, Egis has been developing a structured innovation policy to meet the ever-changing needs and challenges of its public and private clients. This approach is based on a combination of listening to the market, the needs of customers and partners, and the availability of specialist high-level skills throughout the life cycle of structures. It has a very operational approach aimed at both generating new knowledge and developing new applications. Our focus points are the pursuit of performance, and providing a response to the major challenges of sustainable development: climate and energy, biodiversity, the reduction in and strain on resources, mobility, and stakeholder dialogue. Our “ID2M” (Idea to Market) approach is designed to be highly practical. Every year fifteen or so project concepts or developments are monitored through this incubation process, until they are ready for operational implementation.
ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE
Regions will have to quickly adapt to the multiple impacts of climate change.
Global commitments are still not enough to reduce global warming to below 2°C. Egis is developing an extensive service focused on limiting impacts, and improving adaptation and resilience.
Biodiversity and Resources
The fragmentation and urbanisation of regions, and the exploitation of habitats and natural resources is continuing to rise. Faced with this pressure, loss of biodiversity and pressure on resources are having a negative impact on many regions. Egis has the necessary expertise to evaluate a region’s resources and analyse the impacts of an activity, as well as to define and implement solutions to prevent, reduce and – wherever possible – compensate for these damages; without forgetting ordinary biodiversity and the proper governance required for the allocation of resources.
In many parts of the world, the need for mobility infrastructure, both between and within cities, is as pressing as ever. To remedy this, we must establish good environmental standards, by focusing from the outset on the multimodality, maintenance and scalability of transport infrastructure.
At Egis, our vision of mobility in 2030 has led us to support two developments:
- The treatment of transport as a set of interdependent systems, with the weakest endangering the whole.
- The effectiveness of micro-mobility and the last mile.
In 2030, there will be 8.3 billion people living on our planet, including $1.1 billion in cities. 80 billion sqm need to be built or renovated to enable everyone to live in good conditions. “The equivalent of building and rebuilding the city of New York every 35 days”.
Egis thus contributes to major challenges: ensuring the vitality and influence of regions, allowing everyone to work, develop and enjoy life, to travel while protecting the environment and quality of life. Offering new methods for designing and rethinking the city of tomorrow, and making use of the new services associated with this, means taking direct action on the essential components of a sustainable society.
In addition to the efforts made daily in urban planning, architecture and design of cities, Egis is investing in the fields of:
- governance and resilience of services useful to cities,
- urban simulators,
- digital intelligence.