Air quality

Recyclean®: an exclusive process for reusing polluted roads
L’économie circulaire est déterminante pour l’avenir du BTP car elle contribue à préserver les ressources et à mieux gérer les déchets. Elle s’inscrit pleinement dans la transition écologique et l’innovation, deux des piliers du plan stratégique d’Eiffage.
 
Ainsi Eiffage Route a mis au point Recyclean®, un procédé exclusif de réemploi des chaussées polluées, notamment par des hydrocarbures aromatiques polycycliques (HAP) qui s’inscrit pleinement dans cette stratégie. Recyclean® permet de régénérer ce type de chaussées et de retraiter les matériaux existants. Cette solution ne génère pas de déchets, ni de...
The circular economy is crucial for the future of construction because it helps preserve resources and better manage waste. It is fully in line with the ecological transition and innovation, two of the pillars of Eiffage's strategic plan.
 
So Eiffage Route has developed Recyclean®, an exclusive process for reusing polluted roadways, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), which is fully part of this strategy. Recyclean® allows this type of roadway to be regenerated and existing materials to be reprocessed. This solution generates no waste or landfill costs for polluted materials and fully meets the Energy Transition for Green Growth Act (LTECV) of 2015, which aims, among other things, to reduce the amount of waste admitted in storage facilities by 30% by 2020 compared to 2010, and 50% by 2025.
 
Ecologically and socially virtuous, the Recyclean® process avoids using new materials on construction sites as well as movements of trucks loaded with polluted materials. Recyclean® is also more economical because it avoids both the transport and the systematic landfilling of these materials.
The Hauts de l'Orne: a naturally innovative district
Un cadre de vie privilégié à deux pas de la Vallée de l’Orne et de la voie verte, sur un site riche de 7000 ans d’histoire : le futur ÉcoQuartier de Fleury-sur-Orne est actuellement développé par Caen la mer, la commune de Fleury-sur-Orne et Normandie Aménagement. Les travaux sont programmés jusqu’en 2030.

UN QUARTIER VÉGÉTAL
Premier ÉcoQuartier labellisé (étape 2 depuis 2018) à se construire sur Caen la mer, les Hauts de l’Orne offriront à ses futurs habitants, à horizon 2030, un vaste choix de logements individuels, semi-collectifs ou collectifs. Il se situera au cœur de 25 hectares de...
A special place to live just a stone's throw from the Orne Valley and its green way on a site with 7,000 years of history: the future EcoDistrict de Fleury-sur-Orne is currently being developed by Caen la Mer, the commune of Fleury-sur-Orne and Normandie Aménagement (Normandy Development). The work is scheduled until 2030.

A GREEN NEIGHBOURHOOD
The first certified EcoDistrict (stage 2 since 2018) to be built in Caen la Mer, by 2030, the Hauts de l'Orne will offer its future inhabitants a wide choice of individual, semi-collective and collective housing. It will be located at the heart of 25 hectares of natural landscaped parks, ponds, gentle vegetated paths, and very close to shops, services and innovative sports and recreational facilities. Located a 10-minute drive from the centre of Caen, it will be served by the new rail tram from 2019 and benefit from access to a heat network.

AN IN-SITU NURSERY
To produce trees and plants locally, an innovative initiative, unique in France, was proposed by Normandie Aménagement: to set up a nursery directly in the neighbourhood. Located on the last stage of the EcoDistrict, which will not be completed for 10 years, this nursery has been home to all the plants needed for the future landscaping of the district since 2018. In the long run, more than 40,000 plant species will have been grown directly on the site.
Caen Peninsula: reconquering a territory
Le projet urbain Caen Presqu’île offre de nouvelles perspectives à l'aire de Caen la mer. Quartiers durables, circulations douces, ambiance fluviale, environnement végétalisé, activités économiques, culturelles et sportives…promettent un cadre et une qualité de vie inégalée.
Les communes de Caen, Mondeville et Hérouville Saint-Clair, la Communauté Urbaine Caen la mer, la Région Normandie et le syndicat mixte des Ports de Normandie, travaillent conjointement depuis 2010 à la mise en œuvre d’un projet de renouvellement urbain ambitieux sur le site de la Presqu’île, structurant pour le territoire.
Le projet urbain...
The Caen Peninsula urban project offers new perspectives to the area of Caen la Mer. Sustainable neighbourhoods, soft transport modes, river atmosphere, green environment, economic, cultural and sporting activities all promise an unrivalled environment and quality of life.
 
The municipalities of Caen, Mondeville and Hérouville Saint-Clair, the Caen la Mer Urban Community, the Normandy Region and the Normandy Ports Joint Union have been working together since 2010 to implement an ambitious urban renewal project on the site of the peninsula, which is structuring for the region.
 
The Caen Peninsula urban project covers an operational perimeter of 300 hectares. The member communities of the order group agreed in 2016 on the need to set up a Major Interest Project (MIP), a memorandum of understanding created by Law No. 2014-366 of 24 March 2014 for access to housing and renovated urban planning provided for under Articles L.350-1 to 7 of the Urban Planning Code. The content of the MIP identifies the four structuring urban development projects currently in progress or planned for the future whose aim is to renew the strategic sector of the peninsula in an ambitious and sustainable way:
 
- The Peninsula Point
- La Nouveau Basin joint development zone in Caen
- The Hérouville peninsula JDZ
- The Calix JDZ in Mondeville
Energy transition and urban planning video: how to move towards sustainable cities?
Croiser les enjeux de l’environnement, du climat, de l’énergie et des réseaux avec les politiques de l’urbanisme, de la mobilité et de l’habitat est essentiel pour construire des projets de territoires durables. L’aménagement des territoires est le levier le plus efficace pour réussir la transition énergétique dans la mesure où il impacte directement la demande en énergie.
 
Il peut par exemple créer des villes dépendantes de la voiture et très minéralisées, ne permettant pas de réguler les températures, ou tout au contraire des villes économes et résilientes offrant un cadre de vie attractif à leurs...
Combining environmental, climate, energy and network issues with urban planning, mobility and housing policies is essential for building sustainable regional projects. Land use is the most effective lever for successful energy transition as it directly impacts energy demand.
For example, it can create car-dependent, highly concrete cities which do not regulate temperatures, or, on the contrary, economical, resilient cities offering an attractive living environment for their inhabitants.
Thus, a well-organised region, sufficiently dense which makes the most of its local resources, can at the same time reduce its energy needs, produce its own energy and adapt to the climate of the future. The urban planning code now offers opportunities that communities can seize on.
This video, produced by Agam and DREAL Provence Alpes-Côte d'Azur, in association with the region's technical services, is a relevant way of presenting legal levers and making them possible by local examples of successfully integrating the energy transition into urban planning. Elected officials, experts and planning stakeholders, it's up to us!
Batiment-ventilation.fr: the referral French online website on the ventilation of buildings
Ayant pour objectif de mettre à disposition des acteurs de la construction l’ensemble des ressources sur les réglementations liées à la ventilation, le site www.batiment.ventilation.fr s'adresse principalement aux professionnels intervenant depuis la création et la prescription jusqu’à la réception et la maintenance des systèmes de ventilation.
 
Il contient à la fois une présentation exhaustive et accessible des principes techniques de la ventilation, un état complet et à jour de la réglementation applicable, une actualité réglementaire de référence neutre et...
With the aim of making all resources on ventilation regulations available to construction stakeholders, the website www.batiment.ventilation.fr is aimed primarily at professionals involved from the creation and prescription to receipt and maintenance of ventilation systems.
 
It contains both a comprehensive and accessible presentation of the technical principles of ventilation, a complete and up-to-date summary of the applicable regulations, a neutral and reliable source of regulatory news, an extensive bibliography with studies and reference guides on the topic, digital training resources for the promotion of best practices (MOOC, Serious Games) and frequently asked questions.
 
Supported by the Ministry for Ecological and Solidary Transition and co-financed by partners and the PACTE Programme, this site has been developed and is managed by Cerema, the Technical Centre for Aeraulic and Thermal Industries (CETIAT) and GreenMe, a company specialising in the quality of working environments.
Sustainable Building MOOC: a digital training offer dedicated to sustainable construction
En 2016, le Plan Bâtiment Durable et l’ADEME, en collaboration avec de nombreuses organisations et l’appui de France Université Numérique, ont lancé la plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable.
 
La Plateforme MOOC Bâtiment Durable poursuit deux grands objectifs :
- Permettre la montée en compétence des professionnels de la filière bâtiment et immobilier sur les thématiques de la transition énergétique et du bâtiment durable en général (construction et rénovation),
- Diffuser, auprès du grand public, une expertise des enjeux liés au bâtiment durable, en particulier la rénovation énergétique...
In 2016, the Sustainable Building Plan and ADEME, in collaboration with numerous organisations and the support of France Digital University, launched the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
 
The Sustainable Building MOOC Platform has two main objectives:
 
  •  To enable the improvement of professionals ’skills in the construction and real estate sector on the themes of energy transition and sustainable building in general (construction and renovation),
  • To disseminate, to the general public, an expertise on issues related to sustainable construction, in particular the energy renovation of housing.
Proposed in collaboration with numerous partners, the training consists of video-type teaching resources (but not just that) and offers individual or collaborative activities to assess the knowledge of learners.
 
The ambition of ADEME and the Sustainable Building Plan is to provide access to the best online training MOOC in the field of sustainable construction, regardless of the geographical location of the different learners.
 
It is possible for all stakeholders in the sector to propose an idea for a MOOC or online training. All registration dates and terms are available on the Sustainable Building MOOC platform.
Eiffage launches Sekoya : the first carbon & climate platform entirely dedicated to low-carbon materials and processes
Eiffage, qui a fait de la transition écologique et de l’innovation deux des piliers de son plan stratégique, met en place, en partenariat avec Impulse Partners, spécialiste de l’innovation dans la construction, "Sekoya", une plateforme carbone & climat entièrement dédiée aux matériaux et procédés bas carbone.
 
Dans un contexte où le changement climatique devient réalité, Eiffage est engagé dans une stratégie bas carbone. Le Groupe entend être exemplaire pour ses propres émissions et également, en tant qu’acteur de la construction, accompagner ses clients dans leur propre démarche de réduction de leur...
Eiffage, which has made innovation and ecological transition two of the pillars of its strategic plan, is setting up, in partnership with Impulse Partners, a specialist in construction innovation, "Sekoya", a carbon & climate platform entirely dedicated to low carbon materials and processes.
 
With climate change becoming a reality, Eiffage is committed to a low-carbon strategy. The Group wants to be exemplary, starting with curbing its own emissions, but as a construction sector leader, it also intends to support its customers in reducing their own carbon footprints, by developing alternative solutions and incorporating these as fully as possible into its offers.
 
Sekoya will help create a low-carbon industry club, by facilitating the identification of new and existing solutions and promoting interactions between all stakeholders., and by encouraging interaction between all parties involved. Committed partners (startups, SMEs, major accounts, suppliers, financial institutions) and customers will be able to discuss, document and promote low-carbon solutions. Once audited, these solutions will be available for use in tender proposals.
Provision of self-service electric bicycles
Ce dispositif expérimental qui a été réalisé pendant 6 mois sur la ville d’Avon a rencontré un vif succès, et va certainement se pérenniser en partenariat avec des villes voisines. Les objectifs sont divers : développer les modes de circulation douce, développer l’accessibilité, la mobilité et les connexions, enfin réduire les pollutions atmosphériques.
Cette action offre la possibilité aux usagers de se déplacer librement et de façon autonome dans la ville (intra ou extra-muros) dans un total respect de l’environnement.
Les vélos sont disponibles 24h/24h, 7j/7j et sont 100% accessibles via une...
This experimental system, trialled over a six-month period in the city of Avon, was a great success and will certainly be continued in partnership with neighbouring cities. The objectives are diverse: to develop alternative modes of transport, develop accessibility, mobility and connections, and, finally, reduce atmospheric pollution. This initiative allows users to move freely and autonomously within the city (intra or extramural) with complete respect for the environment. Bicycles are available 24/7 and are 100% accessible via a Smartphone application that users can download free of charge.
This project is one of the nominees for the 28th edition of the Eco Action Trophies, the leading sustainable development competition for local communities, organised by the Les Eco Maires association.
Africompost: creation of household waste recovery channels
La gestion des ordures ménagères est un immense défi dans les pays en développement. Les municipalités doivent faire face à des quantités croissantes de déchets avec des moyens financiers limités. Lorsqu’ils sont collectés, ils sont en général enfouis sans précaution à la périphérie.

Le projet Africompost apporte aux villes des pays en développement des solutions durables pour le traitement de leurs déchets en organisant une filière économique de valorisation des ordures ménagères. Le compost est le principal produit des unités de valorisation de déchets d’Africompost. C’est un bio-fertilisant convenant à...
Managing household waste is a huge challenge in developing countries. Municipalities are facing increasing amounts of waste with limited financial resources. When collected, they are usually buried haphazardly on the periphery.

The Africompost project provides cities in developing countries with sustainable solutions for the treatment of their waste by organising an economic sector for the recovery of household waste. Compost is the main product of Africompost's waste recovery units. It is a bio-fertiliser suitable for all crops. It is marketed in agricultural market gardening areas generally located around cities. It is thus part of the development of a more environmentally friendly short circuit agriculture.

The environmental impact of the Africompost project directly affects people. It helps reduce the amount of waste in open-pit storage, which pollutes the soil and makes the environment unsanitary. Developing a waste recovery industry also means creating stable jobs for disadvantaged populations. The project offers more than 300 workers a regular income, social rights, social status and medical monitoring, affecting more than 2,000 people and their families. In addition, Africompost's approach voluntarily promotes women's work.

Africompost's 3 units in Lomé (Togo), Dschang (Cameroon) and Mahajanga (Madagascar) handle more than 80% of the household waste entrusted to them.
Innovative urban services for my citizens - Nantes Dans Ma Poche

Pour répondre à une demande croissante de la part de ses usagers, Nantes Métropole a fait appel à Orange Business Services pour proposer « Nantes Dans Ma Poche » : une solution qui facilite le quotidien des habitants et renforce le dialogue citoyen avec la collectivité. L'application a été co-conçue de façon participative et inédite : résidents et usagers des 24 communes de la métropole ont été sollicités pour participer à sa création afin d’identifier un ensemble de vingt services dont des services directement « Ville durable » :

TRI’SAC - les prochains rendez-vous de distribution des sacs pour le tri des déchets
QUALITÉ...

To meet the growing demand from its users, Nantes Métropole has called upon Orange Business Services to offer "Nantes Dans Ma Poche - Nantes in my pocket": a solution that makes everyday life easier for residents and strengthens civic dialogue with the community. The app was co-designed in a participatory and innovative way: residents and users of the 24 metropolitan municipalities were asked to participate in its creation and to identify a set of twenty services including "Sustainable City" services:
TRI'SAC - the next distributions for waste sorting bags
AIR QUALITY - detailed information provided about the overall air quality.
STATION BICLOO - availability of bicycles and support points at my favourite stations
LILA, TAN - real-time public transport timetables
VOIE PUBLIQUE - website for reporting problems to do with waste collection, green spaces and urban cleanliness, for a rapid response from the relevant city services
CART'O - a collaborative event mapping service that allows you to identify and describe the remarkable plants you come across or own
SONANTES - telling you which shops support the use of the local currency.
With Ma Ville Dans Ma Poche, Orange Business Services has democratised access to mobile apps for residents with a solution that combines simplicity, scalability and real-time information management. The Nantes in my pocket solution is based on the Ma Ville Dans Ma Poche service, which presents several service options and, above all, makes it possible to choose and promote local services in an autonomous way that really makes sense in terms of ecological transition.