Planting micro-forests to fight against global warming is the choice made by the Tagerim Group to offset the carbon impact of its real estate projects.
It should be remembered that the building and construction sector accounts for 35% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of CO2 emissions are energy-related *. These impressive figures provoke a growing awareness of the impact of constructions on the environment among developers.
For Marie-Astrid Quentin-Mauroy, President of Tagerim, it is essential to act and take part in this fight: “Real estate development players must change their way of working in order to take ecological issues into account. The implementation of green lungs in our residences will provide a solution. “
More than 4000 trees planted per year
Tagerim will therefore set up micro-forests on an area of 50 m2 in around twenty operations per year, i.e. a total of 4,000 trees planted in France..
“Our stated long-term goal is to achieve carbon neutrality,” specifies Marie-Astrid Quentin-Mauroy.
To achieve these urban settlements, Tagerim adopted the “Miyawaki” technique, named after its creator, the Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki.
The principle is simple, it involves planting on land already fertilized shrubs which are intended to grow to the height of about one meter per year to eventually constitute real forests.
In addition to their positive impact on the climate, these micro-forests allow the air to be refreshed up to 2 degrees, an improvement in its quality, a reduction in noise, regulation of biodiversity and soil stabilization, as well. assets that will improve the quality of life in the neighborhood.
Ahead of environmental regulations
Tagerim’s stated will is to “place the well-being of residents at the heart of the design of our real estate projects and improve their daily lives” details Marie-Astrid Quentin-Mauroy. ” Our commitment goes beyond environmental regulations in each of our projects and I am delighted that we have the experience, human and financial resources to take part in the fight against global warming ”.
For the President, these commitments “must become systematic and c‘is one of the great challenges that awaits our profession ” she concludes.
With these initiatives, the Tagerim Group intends to play its role in favor of the environment and hopes that the property development sector will follow this same logic by providing innovative solutions.
* Source: 2019 balance sheet figures from the Center for Air Pollution Studies (Citepa)