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


The study of the eco-balances of materials and construction enabled to reduce the environmental impact of the very structure of the building. The Field Lab did however opt for a series of options which represent savings of over 250 tons in CO2 when compared with traditional options. We could mention the wood casing office fronts coated with cellulose wadding, the mineral coating on wood fibre insulation or the wood casing of the double lining in the warehouse.