Urban renewal

Industrial demonstrators for the sustainable city: Rêve de Scènes Urbaines
Le démonstrateur industriel pour la ville durable Rêve de Scènes urbaines, piloté par VINCI, Véolia et Artelia, propose une démarche originale de coopération entre les acteurs publics et privés de la ville pour expérimenter et produire des solutions urbaines innovantes. Il s’inscrit initialement dans un territoire en constante mutation, Plaine Commune, lui-même situé au cœur du Grand Paris.
 
Pour fonctionner, le démonstrateur s’appuie sur un écosystème ouvert, dont les objectifs sont de mettre en œuvre :
  • une plate-forme partenariale d’innovation urbaine,
  • un Living lab...
The industrial demonstrator for the sustainable city Rêve de Scènes Urbaines (Dream of Urban Scenes), led by VINCI, Véolia and Artelia, offers an original approach with cooperation between public and private stakeholders in the city to experiment and produce innovative urban solutions. It is initially part of a constantly changing region, Plaine Commune, itself located in the heart of Greater Paris.
 
To function, the demonstrator relies on an open ecosystem whose objectives are to implement:
  • a partnership platform for urban innovation,
  • a Living Lab of rebuilding the city on itself,
  • a showcase of the city's French know-how in the Plaine Commune region.
 
Every year, 150 ideas are collected and handed over to Plaine Commune. The region selects ideas that can help implement its strategic development plans.
The ideas and experiments produced as part of Rêve de Scènes Urbaines are intended for dissemination. In France, eight partner regions have joined the approach in order to benefit from ideas and to able to launch local experiments. The dynamics of the Rêve de Scènes Urbaines demonstrator can be increased thanks to the contribution of innovative companies from these regions.
 
Abroad, Rêve de Scènes Urbaines is part of the export efforts of the Strategic Sector Agreement "Industries for Construction", welcoming foreign delegations to France, and feeding local contacts of French companies with the association’s work.
300 participants at the 1st Free Transport City Meetings
Vous n’avez pas pu passer à côté : depuis le 1er septembre 2018, l’agglomération dunkerquoise est devenue la plus grande agglomération française à proposer un réseau de transports en commun entièrement gratuit à ses 200 000 habitants et à tous ses visiteurs. Dans la foulée, Dunkerque accueillait les premières Rencontres des villes du transport gratuit.
 
L’événement, le premier du genre en France, a attiré plus de 300 personnes – élus, techniciens, usagers, militants associatifs – venues des quatre coins du pays, voire de plus loin (Pologne, Allemagne, Estonie, Suisse, Brésil…).
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You couldn't miss it: since 1 September 2018, the Dunkirk conurbation has become the largest French city to offer a completely free public transport network to its 200,000 inhabitants and all its visitors. In the process, Dunkirk hosted the first Free Transport City Meetings.
 
The event, the first of its kind in France, attracted more than 300 people - elected officials, experts, users, community activists - from all over the country, and even further afield (Poland, Germany, Estonia, Switzerland, Brazil...).
Invited to discover Dunkirk’s new bus network and the major urban developments carried out throughout the city, participants also attended roundtable discussions and expert presentations. A wonderful moment to reflect, question and exchange views before (perhaps) going free themselves.
Smartseille, the eco-neighbourhood of the future to live in the present
La Ville de Marseille et l’établissement public Euroméditerranée réalisent dans les quartiers nord de la ville la plus grande opération de rénovation urbaine d’Europe du Sud. C’est dans ce cadre que "smartseille", le projet d’écoquartier conçu par Eiffage, a vu le jour : 58 000 m2 ont été construits sur 2,7 ha en associant harmonieusement logements, bureaux et services tout en offrant des logements et des bureaux à des prix accessibles et un accès aisé à toutes les nouvelles technologies.

Cet écoquartier du XXIe siècle apporte aussi à ses habitants comme à ses usagers le meilleur du développement durable :...
The City of Marseille and the Euroméditerranée public institution are carrying out the largest urban renewal operation in Southern Europe in the northern districts of the city. It is within this context that "smartseille", the eco-neighbourhood project designed by Eiffage, was born: 58,000 m2 were built on 2.7 hectares by harmoniously combining housing, offices and services while offering housing and offices at affordable prices and easy access to all new technologies.

This 21st century eco-neighbourhood also provides its inhabitants and users with the best sustainable development: supply of renewable energy, eco-design of buildings adapted to the Mediterranean environment, a mix of functions, urban agriculture.

With great technical ambition and with the help of Orange Business Services, smartseille promotes urban digital transformation and responds to new lifestyles and ways of working. Technology is not an end in itself but a means to make accessible innovative services that simplify the lives of residents, promote the development of social ties and encourage the sharing of resources: e-concierge, dynamic signage, interactive terminals, shared car parks. A web and mobile portal serves as a platform for interaction between residents.
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.
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!
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.
New free transport network in Dunkirk: summary of key results
Depuis le 1er septembre 2018, la Communauté urbaine de Dunkerque est la plus grande agglomération européenne à offrir la gratuité du transport en commun 7 jours sur 7 pour tous les usagers.   Chacun peut l’utiliser à sa guise pour ses déplacements professionnels, universitaires ou personnels.
La nouvelle réorganisation du réseau DK’BUS Marine et l’ensemble des aménagements réalisés ont conforté le réseau de transport en commun dans sa fiabilité, fluidité et rapidité.
 
Doté de 5 lignes chrono (C1 à C5) passant toutes les 10 minutes à un arrêt et de 12 autres lignes, le réseau...
Since 1 September 2018, the Dunkirk Urban Community has been the largest European city to offer free public transport 7 days a week for all users. Everyone can use it as they please for their professional, academic or personal travel.
The new reorganisation of the DK'BUS Marine network and all the improvements carried out have improved the public transport network’s reliability, fluidity and speed.
 
With 5 timed lines (C1 to C5) running every 10 minutes at one stop and 12 other lines, the network also offers bus traffic between 5.30am and 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday). An additional service is provided on Fridays and Saturdays to provide late-night journeys to the outer limits of the region.
 
Buses have also become places of community and entertainment and are equipped with wifi and charging stations for mobile phones.
 
To assess the diversity of the effects of being free to use, the VIGS research association in partnership with the local urban planning agency (AGUR), with funding from the Urban Community, conducted an unprecedented in-depth study, both qualitative and quantitative, on the subject.
Eurovia completes the world's first 100% recycled road
Eurovia, filiale de VINCI spécialisée dans la construction des infrastructures de transport et des aménagements urbains, en collaboration avec Marini-Ermont (groupe Fayat), est le seul opérateur mondial à maîtriser la technologie du recyclage à 100%. La première « route 100% recyclée » au monde a été réalisée sur une section de 1 km de l’autoroute A10 (réseau VINCI Autoroutes) entre Pons et Saint- Aubin, dans le département de la Gironde, dans le cadre d’un grand chantier autoroutier de rénovation.
 
Cette première expérimentation a été mise en œuvre avec succès par Eurovia après plus de deux ans de...
Eurovia, a subsidiary of VINCI specialising in the construction of transport infrastructure and urban development, in collaboration with Marini-Ermont (Fayat Group), is the only operator in the world to have mastered 100% recycling technology. The world's first "100% recycled road" was built on a 1 km section of the A10 motorway (VINCI Autoroutes network) between Pons and Saint-Aubin, in the Gironde department, as part of a major motorway renovation project.
 
This first experiment was successfully implemented by Eurovia after more than two years of research and development. It was made possible thanks to Eurovia's expertise in the recycling of road materials and the design, in partnership with Marini-Ermont (Fayat Group), of an innovative mobile asphalt plant (TRX100%). This mobile plant allows up to 100% of the asphalt's surface mining products to be recycled on all road maintenance sites, in proportions well above the current maximum rates (between 50% and 60%), thus preserving, in part or in whole, such natural resources. By intervening as close as possible to the work site, transport logistics are minimised, as is the carbon footprint of the work (a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions).
 
The 100% recycled road has won ADEME's "Road to the Future" call for projects under the Future Investment Programme (FIP).
Luciole®, a safe and environmentally friendly solution for reducing the public lighting bill by more than 50%
L’éclairage public est un poste de dépense considérable pour les collectivités territoriales. Luciole®, la solution d'Eiffage qui allie un revêtement de chaussée clair, et des luminaires LED asservis à la détection automatique d’usagers, permet d’éclairer selon un « juste besoin » en faisant varier automatiquement l’intensité lumineuse en fonction de la présence et de la vitesse de déplacement des véhicules ou des piétons. Cette solution sûre et écologique assure une baisse de plus de 50% de la facture d’éclairage public.
 
Les LED de dernière technologie sont associées à un détecteur automatique de mouvement...
Public lighting is a major expense for local authorities. Luciole®, Eiffage's solution, which combines a clear road surface and controlled LED lights with automatic user detection, allows lighting to be provided "just as needed" by automatically varying the light intensity depending on the presence and speed of movement of vehicles or pedestrians. This safe and environmentally friendly solution reduces the public lighting bill by more than 50%.
 
The latest-technology LEDs are combined with an automatic motion sensor that adapts the lighting of each lamp post to the needs of users. Motion detection can be achieved using a variety of technologies: infrared, high frequency, video analysis or Doppler effect. The power delivered is reduced by 80% in reduced mode when the system does not detect any presence or when the choice of timeframe leads to such programming, which also reduces light pollution. A remote management tool allows you to control all or part of the installation in real time to control its consumption. Implementation involves both new and renovation projects.
 
Luciole® surfacing has a discontinuous 0/6 or 0/10 mm granularity comparable to that of a very thin bituminous concrete or sound coating. It reflects light in a diffuse way (multidirectional reflection) thanks to its composition incorporating particular light-coloured gravels. Its photometric properties allow the installation of lower lighting energy and better visual comfort. With these photometric properties, the Luciole® coating can also combine a remarkable noise-mitigation capability.
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.