Collective intelligence for a post-carbon future

La Défense towers 2021  © Paris La Défense Sabrina Budon

Paris La Défense must set an example, fostering a collective dynamic in support of this post-carbon shift. To achieve this, Paris La Défense has set the following objectives :

Bring about an ecological transition in the towers

Towers of La Défense 2021 © Paris La Défense Carlos Ayesta

How can the towers soaring above La Défense contribute to this ambition for a post-carbon business district ? This question lies at the heart of the General Assembly for Skyscraper transformation, which will continue until mid-2023 under the aegis of Paris La Défense. These meetings, bringing together real estate investors and operators, will seek to design practical solutions fit to fulfill the ambitious goals set for the area, all while setting a far-reaching example of what a 21st century eco-friendly business district can be. This cycle of meetings ended with the adoption of 10 proposals to achieve this, and a charter of reciprocal commitments proposed to the entire district ecosystem.

To find out more about the 10 proposals

Learn to dream

Fontaine Agam by night 2021 © Paris La Défense Sabrina Budon

The public body is highlighting the different initiatives instituted, such as the CUBE energy savings competition among buildings in La Défense. The goal is to inspire emulation among tower tenants looking to reduce their carbon footprint. Through the public contracts it manages, Paris La Défense also encourages its service providers to take part in the collective effort by systematizing its environmental and social inclusion-based criteria.

Re-focus the real estate business around social and environmental dimensions

Solidarity 2019 © La Maison de l'Amitié

The public body will apply the same standards to its own real estate operations and land and building management practices in terms to social and environmental excellence. As such, Paris La Défense will host a branch of the energy renovation training institute La Solive in one of its buildings located in Les Groues. Priority will also be given to activities that contribute to local jobs and social inclusion, as well as young companies.