Passive building

An important point to make would be that 'low cost' wasn't the main keyword in building and designing The Field Lab, which would have tilted the balance away from responsibility towards nature. The goal was to radically decrease our ecological footprint and in order to obtain that, we set out to define 5 categories in which we would solve problems in such a way as to break with the destructive nonchalance our society has bathed itself in.

1. Waste produced by the building when in service
2. Management of the water consumed and discharged
3. The quantity of energy required for the building and energy generation
4. CO2 data for the construction of the building and the materials used in particular
5. mobility for our activities

Natural light

While most industrial and logistics warehouses comprise windowless walls and roofs, The Field Lab decided to optimise the use of natural light in the main warehouse by fitting 48 skylights in the roof. This reduces the need for artificial lighting.

Passive offices

The office building is classified as passive. The building satisfies passive criteria in terms of heating energy requirements, total energy consumption and airtightness. The insulation, particularly for heat channels, is extremely effective: triple glazing, dual-flow ventilation and sunscreens are all present.

Renewable energy sources : geothermal

The building is fitted with geothermal systems. Four 100m wells reach down to a depth where the ground temperature is relatively stable throughout the year. The heat pump sucks in this energy and increases it in order to achieve appropriate temperatures for heating thanks to radiant panels. Geothermal solutions produce 42% less CO2 and consume 33% less primary energy than traditional "gas" solutions.

Renewable energy sources : solar

The photovoltaic panel system generates the equivalent of the electrical consumption of 50 average households and a solar thermal panel system covers 80% of energy requirements for the production of hot water.