BatCave connect : the first thermally insulated and connected home for bats

BatCave connect : the first thermally insulated and connected home for bats

Global warming: a critical challenge for bats

In recent years, scientists* have warned us that bats are facing severe consequences due to global warming
Bats are more vulnerable than other mammals of the same size, as water evaporation is exceptionally high due to the large surface area of their wings. Rising temperatures leave bats less time to hibernate. This makes it harder for them to recover their energy.  It is known that 30,000 died during the 19 episodes of extreme temperatures in Australia. This situation is exacerbated in warm climate regions with extreme temperatures such as Southern Europe.

*Article published in Mammal Review. Authors Mathieu Lundy, Heyley Sherwin, and Ian Montgomery of Queens University.

Ecosystem services provided by bats

Bats help to protect flora, ecosystems, and landscapes. In fact, bats are essential auxiliaries in the biological fight against certain species such as the pine processionary, the grapevine budworm and the olive fruit fly. They can also eat up to 3,000 mosquitoes in a single night, helping to regulate this species. Some bat species can also play a role as pollinators.

A legal responsibility towards bats

Bats in France, as in many other countries around the world, are all protected by the law: it is forbidden to destroy, transport, market them or damage their habitats. Very specific ecological measures are applied to preserve them.

Anthropization and global warming: constant challenges

Bats are affected by habitat loss due to urbanization, deforestation and global warming. 

Inveo’s BatCave connect shelter addresses these 2 significant challenges by providing a thermoregulated habitat.

Inveo’s innovative solution: BatCave connect, a thermally insulated home for bats

Our aim: to maximize bats survival in the face of global warming and rising temperatures in warm regions.

Our solution: a thermally insulated house for bats.

For the first time, the use of environmentally friendly thermal paint to help reduce the effects of global warming

Use of a pale color palette to limit the excessive temperatures that darker shades could generate in summer

A unique combination of materials including wood chips, cement, and sand for an optimized thermal insulation

A specific ligneous design, with refined curves to promote air circulation, ventilation, and perfect integration in the environment

Implementation of a scientific protocol to conduct temperature tests using thermal sensors in various locations in the Provence region of France during the summer of 2023. 15 BatCave connect  have been tested over a period of 4 months. Results will be shared soon.

BatCave connect: a connected bat house

Our aim: to provide real time monitoring of the bat house
for the general public and scientists.

In addition to its innovative thermal insulation, this shelter has a social dimension, enabling the public to discover the everyday life of bats from inside and strengthen the links between human beings and nature.

Our solution: BatCave connect will be equipped with technologies to monitor bats populations. 

A camera at the base of the bat house, with a wide degree field of vision, for a complete view inside the device (bat activity, life cycle, births, entry and exit of individuals).

For scientific purposes, other sensors will be considered to measure variables essential to the life of bats (temperature, for example). 

All this information will be transmitted to an app accessible from a phone or computer for real-time monitoring of the bat house. BatCave connect will therefore contribute to environmental education, raising awareness and curiosity.

The whole system will be connected to solar panels to supply the necessary energy.

Gérard Filippi, Inveo’s founder: passion and science at the service of nature

Officially launched in 2020 by Gérard Filippi, Inveo was created to restore urban biodiversity by following scientific protocols. As a confirmed entomologist and naturalist, Gérard manages both Inveo’s commercial and scientific aspects of Inveo. He is also the founder of Ecotonia, an environmental engineering and naturalist consultancy, and of the NGO Microland, based in Sao Tome and Principe, Africa.

Inveo works alongside project developers and public decision-makers to encourage them to adopt a sustainable approach. It reinforces the human being/nature interface in an urban context by creating ecospots. An “ecospot” is an ecosystem reconstituted at the very heart of development projects and green spaces. It enhances the interrelationships between plants and animals, helping to restore biodiversity. This involves the creation of a network of ecosystems in urban areas, connected to existing natural corridors.

At Inveo, restoring ecosystems in cities also means creating innovative artificial habitats for the fauna such as the BatCave connect house for bats. BatCave connect is one of the innovative solutions offered by Inveo to its clients willing to create an ecospot for their projects.

Inveo: innovation for humans and nature

BatCave connect is fully committed to Inveo’s ESG approach


We are committed to moving towards a sustainable approach in our product design.


We prioritize innovation and French know-how to preserve biodiversity.


Our research and development team collaborates with our naturalist experts to create innovative solutions to protect endangered species.


We encourage city dwellers to awaken their curiosity about these urban wildlife habitats.


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