Gallery BHEP 1
Gallery BHEP 1
February 2019
Headquarters 75008 Paris, France

BHEP - Hybrid Positive-Economy Building

The BHEP is a concept building combining self-generation of the resources it needs to operate (energy, heat & water) with its possible reconfiguration in real time to increase the scope of its use.

The BHEP concept can be applied to all building projects around the world, especially in cities that need to anticipate urban population growth (+12% urban dwellers by 2050) by optimising the use of buildings, reducing their consumption of resources and improving the well-being of users through sensors and data analyses. The BHEP hybrid positive-economy building concept aims to make buildings fully hybrid, combining self-production of the flows they need in order to operate with the possibility of constantly adapting the layout to maximise the utilisation rate, turning them into profit centres. By pooling under-used spaces, adapting design on purpose, optimising surface efficiency, this building meets itself the owners needs in water (rainwater recovery), energy (facades and roofs used to produce renewable energy) and heat.

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Key features

  • Average savings of CO2 emissions : 22kg/m²/year.
  • Water savings : 28k m3/year.


  • Positive-energy building results in costs savings.
  • About 80% of the building's weight composed of conserved materials from before the renovation.
  • Increases the usage rate and constantly adapts a building so that it generates maximum value .

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Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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