sobriety

Seizing the opportunities of the new "third industrial revolution" model in urban renewal projects
Dans l’histoire récente, des révolutions industrielles se sont produites lorsque se sont conjuguées de nouvelles sources d’énergie et de nouveaux moyens de communication. Après la 1ère révolution industrielle à la fin du XIXème siècle issue de l’invention de la machine à vapeur et de l’exploitation du charbon, après la 2ème révolution industrielle d’après-guerre née de l’usage généralisé de l’électricité, du pétrole, du téléphone et de la télévision, nous sommes entrés dans la troisième révolution industrielle des énergies renouvelables et des technologies numériques.
 
Telle est la théorie élaborée...
In recent history, industrial revolutions have occurred when new sources of energy and new means of communication have come together. After the first industrial revolution at the end of the 19th century resulting from the invention of the steam engine and the exploitation of coal, and after the second post-war industrial revolution born from the widespread use of electricity, oil, telephone and television, we entered the third industrial revolution of renewable energies and digital technologies.
 
Such is the theory elaborated by American economist Jeremy Rifkin. Finding a particular echo in the north of France, given the economic, social and environmental legacy of the past century, this third industrial revolution has become a unifying vision for the future. Called "rev3" in the Hauts-de-France, this model is based on:
 
  • Renewable energies
  • Energy storage
  • Internet of energy and digital technologies
  • Positive energy buildings
  • Innovative mobilities
  • Circular economy
  • Economy of functionality
  • Energy sobriety
With the aim of preserving the environment while developing employment, this new model finally goes beyond industry alone and also questions the way cities are designed and regions developed.
 
In neighbourhoods identified today as requiring urban renewal, this rev3 is fully consistent with the objectives pursued.
The planning and development agency of the Flanders-Dunkirk region (AGUR), in partnership with the Regional Council of Hauts-de-France, has thus produced a series of notebooks that can be mobilised as resources devoted to the incorporation of rev3 in urban renewal projects, like the projects carried out by the Urban Council of Dunkirk.
Lowcal

Cet immeuble de bureaux accueillant 35 postes de travail a été conçu sur une démarche de sobriété :

  • D’une architecture discrète il s’intègre parfaitement au paysage rural,
  • Son impact environnemental a été minimisé par l’utilisation de matériaux biosourcés (bois, paille et terre crue), à faible énergie grise.
  • « low tech » il n’est pas équipé de chauffage fixe mais dispose d’une isolation renforcée et de panneaux photovoltaïques lui permettant de produire 7 fois plus d’énergie qu’il n’en consomme,
  • Le coût de construction est faible

This office building, which houses 35 workstations, was designed with a sober approach:

  • With its discrete architecture, it fits perfectly into the rural landscape,
  • Its environmental impact has been minimised by using bio-sourced materials (wood, staw and mud bricks) with low grey energy
  • As a “low tech” building, it is not equipped with fixed heating but has reinforced insulation and photovoltaic panels enabling it to produce 7 times more energy than it consumes.
  • Low construction cost