A village of sustainable housing
At Papeteries de Genval, respect for the environment is taken very seriously; the energy standards (K&E) applied during the design of the buildings were deliberately very stringent.
Most apartments are therefore Class A or A+: sealing of the facades and roofs, high performance double glazing, double flow ventilation with heat recovery, compliance with the toughest acoustic standards, areas reserved for photovoltaic panels, green roofs, etc.
The site has undergone a complete redevelopment and remediation. All technical equipment were preventively over-sized: storm water catch basis, sluices on the River Lasne and a separate sewerage system. The risk is decreased further thanks to the installation of green roofs.