“Titan West” project to reduce our energy consumption
TERREAL has invested 6.4 million euro for the 2020 phase of the TITAN West project at its sites based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Eager to develop its activities while limiting its environmental impact, TERREAL is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. The Group has therefore just entered into a large-scale partnership with the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region to modernize its production equipment in Roumazières, Montpon and Chasseneuil.
Known as “TITAN West”, this project aims to reduce the energy consumption of its sites based in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (Roumazières, Montpon-Ménésterol and Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure) by 10.5%, i.e. a reduction in CO2 emissions of 4,500 tonnes/year. The implementation of this project will eventually lead to an energy reduction equivalent to the consumption of nearly 3,800 homes.
The project is being subsidized to the tune of 1.3 million euro by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.
For the first phase in 2020, the transfer of the ZEN roof tile range from a roller kiln to a tunnel kiln will cut the energy consumption for this range by more than a third. The dedicated project team has been leading this project since December 2018 and has remained committed during the lockdown period with the utmost respect for sanitary measures in order to maintain the completion deadlines.
Our other actions
Terreal sponsors the association Le Printemps de Septembre
In 2021, TERREAL is sponsoring the association "Le Printemps de Septembre" to build an ephemeral brick pavilion at the Institut Supérieur des Arts et Design de Toulouse for the 30th edition of the "Le Printemps de Septembre" festival in Toulouse. With a donation of more than 2,300 bricks, TERREAL wished to support cultural and artistic initiatives as well as to participate in this educational project where specialised students learned how to build the structure. After the event, the bricks were collected by training centres in order to give them a second educational life.
Circular economy, study with ENSAL for the recovery of construction site soil
Since 2015, TERREAL has regularly offered study topics to young architectural students at ENSAL, whose mission is to experiment and prototype with materials for architectural projects. Nearly 5 projects by some thirty students have been presented in this way, two of which have led to the filing of patents. In 2021, Terreal proposed to the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon (ENSAL) a study partnership as part of its students' curriculum. This project, in line with the Group's commitment, highlights the interest of using these soils in combination with clay products, such as the Brique Hauteur d'Etage.