Edeis is taking action to create « healthy buildings »
Edeis, one of France’s top operators in the engineering and complex infrastructure management sector, is involved in an ambitious drive to design healthy buildings, in partnership with the Institute for Research and Scientific Expertise (IRES), an institution with which Edeis has recently entered into a major partnership.
Human beings have always placed a great deal of importance in the healthiness and well-being of the spaces they inhabit – recent examples include secular superstitions and ‘hygienism’ in the 19th century, or the feng shui craze that has blossomed since the late 20th century. Humans have also always sought to protect themselves from the elements (hot and cold weather, wind, rain) and the effects of human activity: noise, pollution and electromagnetic waves.
Owing to the expertise of IRES, which since its creation in 2010 has been developing simplified sampling instruments and analytical tools for all types of environmental contamination, Edeis has compiled a new service package to provide support and guidance in three key areas: design phase, project auditing and diagnostics, both for buildings intended for public use and for collective and individual residences.
Throughout the duration of a project, from design through to delivery and active use, Edeis will build a collection of measurement and control procedures for all pollutants associated with a given building: endocrine disruptors, pesticides, mould, allergens, potable water quality, etc.
This initiative is part of Edeis’ approach to innovative and sustainable building design, using construction and operational solutions which respect both the environment and human health requirements.
Edeis C.E.O. Jean-Luc Schnoebelen adds that: “the unique nature of this approach should lead to the creation of a ‘Healthy Buildings’ certification label, guaranteeing users a quality living space.”
Building the Factory of the Future
At Edeis, building the Usine du Futur (‘factory of the future’) means reorienting our priorities to focus on the human aspect – integrating social and organisational requirements, ecology, energy production and consumption, and the adaptation of tools to keep pace with the digital revolution.
Edeis is fully on board with the drive to enhance the competitiveness of French industry; from the design phase onwards, we offer our clients an approach that takes into account all the issues outlined in the Guide issued by the Alliance of Future Industries: Evolution, Organisation, Technology and Digital factors, Environment and Humanity.
Edeis’ vision for the Factory of the Future is welcoming, fully-integrated, economically-viable, safe, adaptable and efficient.