Sustainable buildings

La Petite Fabrique d'Ivry-Levassor: a demonstration building in eco-construction
Depuis septembre 2018, l’équipe de la Passerelle Transition Ecologique de la Direction des Constructions de la Ville de Paris travaille sur un bâtiment démonstrateur en éco-construction : La Petite Fabrique d’Ivry-Levassor. Ce projet pilote vise à chercher, expérimenter et … trouver des solutions pour construire des bâtiments qui ont un impact positif pour l’environnement. Toutes les solutions développées dans ce bâtiment seront conformes aux normes applicables à un ERP de deuxième catégorie et reproductibles.
Un bâtiment zéro béton et sans fondation, une isolation en paille et en carton, une structure en bois, des...
Since September 2018, the Transition Ecological Gateway team of the Construction Department of the City of Paris has been working on a demonstrator building in eco-construction: La Petite Fabrique d'Ivry-Levassor.
 
This pilot project aims to search, experiment and find solutions to create buildings that have a positive impact on the environment. All the solutions developed within this project will comply with the standards applicable to a second category ERP and will be reproducible.
 
A zero-concrete, no-foundation building, straw and cardboard insulation, a wooden structure, mud bricks, a building that produces more energy than it consumes and innovates to ensure comfort during the summer, companies in integration and participatory workshops with future users...
Valenciennes – Creating the conditions of low-carbon mobility
Orienter les habitants vers une mobilité écoresponsable
Dans la Région Hauts-de-France, au coeur de Valenciennes, sur une île de la rivière Escaut canalisée, s'engage l'aménagement d'un nouveau quartier ayant l'ambition d'afficher zéro émission de CO2. Pour orienter les habitants du quartier vers des mobilités plus durables le nombre de place de stationnement sera limité (une par logement maximum) et des solutions de mobilités complémentaires seront proposées et leur utilisation encouragée (auto partage électrice, co-voiturage, mobilité douces ...). En complément, une réflexion sur la typologie des...
Steering inhabitants toward eco-friendly mobility
 
Within the Hauts de France region, at the heart of Valenciennes and located on an island on the canalised Escaut River, a new neighbourhood is under development, with the ambition to reach zero carbon emission.
 
In order to urge the neighbourhood’s residents to use more sustainable mobilities, the number of parking spots will be limited (maximum 1 per housing unit), and complementary mobility solutions will be offered and encouraged: electric car-sharing, car-pooling, soft mobility...
 
In addition, a reflection on the typology of inhabitants and the resulting housing will be conducted. A balanced mix of young people / seniors / families /CS etc reinforces the ability to optimise the pooling of common equipment.
 
Find this sheet on pages 32-33.
Limours living lab – the Smart City showcase for rural and peri-urban towns
Les factures eau, gaz, électricité font partie des principaux postes de dépenses des communes notamment de taille moyenne. La baisse des aides de l’Etat les incite à trouver des moyens afin de mieux maîtriser ces consommations, sans procéder au renouvellement complet des parcs, mais en installant des capteurs sur des compteurs existants.
 
Limours, commune de 6700 habitants située dans l’Essonne, a souhaité mettre en place la solution O-CELL permettant la visualisation au quotidien des consommations de ses bâtiments communaux, sans toutefois investir dans une solution coûteuse à installer et à...
Water, gas and electricity bills are among the main items of expenditure for municipalities, particularly those of medium size. The decline in state aid encourages them to find ways to better control such consumption, without proceeding to the complete renewal of their infrastructure, but by installing sensors on existing meters.
 
Limours, a municipality of 6700 inhabitants located in Essonne (France), wanted to set up the OCELL solution allowing the daily visualisation of the consumptions of municipal buildings, without investing in an expensive solution to install and maintain facilities maladapted to the needs of a small peri-urban municipality.
Emergence and growth of an adapted and resilient housing market Burkina Faso

La région du Nord reste l’une des régions les plus pauvres du Burkina Faso : en 2009, 64,6% de la population régionale vivait en dessous du seuil de pauvreté. En 2014, la situation s’est dramatiquement détériorée, contraignant de nombreuses personnes à migrer, essentiellement vers le Mali ou la Côte d'Ivoire, et à l'intérieur du Burkina de manière saisonnière.
En réponse à cet enjeu et aux difficultés rencontrées par la jeunesse burkinabaise (chômage, manque de formation…), AVN, partenaire de longue date de l’organisation AKGNS (Union Naam de Gomponsom, province de Yako) qui fédère la jeunesse paysanne, a initié une...

The Northern Region remains one of the poorest regions in Burkina Faso: in 2009, 64.6% of the regional population was living below the poverty line.
 
In 2014, the situation deteriorated dramatically, forcing many people to migrate, mainly to Mali or the Ivory Coast, and within Burkina itself on a seasonal basis. In response to this challenge and the difficulties faced by the youth of Burkina Faso (unemployment, lack of training etc), AVN - a long-time partner of the AKGNS organisation (Union Naam of Gomponsom, province of Yako) - which federates the peasant youth, has initiated a collective dynamic aimed at deploying its methodology to Naam Unions, to stimulate the adapted and resilient habitat market in the Sahel.
 
In all, 15 municipalities in the North Burkina region benefited from this initiative, 12 Naam Unions having joined AVN and AKGNS in 2017, followed by the National Federation of Naam Associations and two other unions in 2018.
 
Since then, a programme of deployment on the Northern Region of Burkina Faso is in the process of being set up, through several initiatives and thanks to various financial backers.
The FNGN has also set up an Adapted Support / Housing / Renewable Energies Unit (UA-HA-ER) in charge of supporting the deployment of the Nubian vault market (VN) in the Unions territories.
 
Each of the 15 mobilised Unions, for their part, created an Adapted Housing Commission and appointed a focal point and substitute to take charge of these commissions.
In addition to the FNGN and the 15 affiliated Naam Unions, other partners have joined the project: UBETEC (FNGN Microfinance Institute) and Viim Baoré (FNGN Agricultural Cooperative).
The FNGN and AVN's stated intention is to allow, as time goes on, a maximum number of Naam Unions to join this collaborative dynamic.
ARTELIA white paper on Smart Cities
Ce Livre Blanc s’adresse à tous les publics, et en particulier aux acteurs clés de la Ville, qui souhaitent connaître les enjeux de la Smart City et les clés de la ville intelligente. Il est le fruit d’un travail collaboratif entre les différents secteurs d’activité d’ARTELIA, groupe international multidisciplinaire de conseil, d’ingénierie et de management de projet dans les secteurs de la construction, des infrastructures, de l’industrie, de l’eau et de l’environnement. A travers cet ouvrage, ARTELIA partage ses références, son expertise et ses retours d’expérience tout en décrivant son offre de service pour accompagner les porteurs...
This white paper is for all audiences - and more particularly for the city’s stakeholders - who wish to learn about the challenges and solutions to the Smart City.
It stems from collaborative work within ARTELIA’s different industries - an international, multidisciplinary consulting group, working on engineering and project management in the building, infrastructure, water and environment industry sectors.
Throughout this publication, ARTELIA shares its references, its expertise and feedback learnings, while describing its service offer to support project owners.
FastCarb: storing CO2 through carbonation of recycled concrete
Le projet de recherche FastCarb (Stockage de CO2 par carbonatation du béton recyclé) est coordonné par l’Ifsttar et bénéficie d’un soutien du Ministère de la Transition Ecologique et Solidaire. Il est porté par l’IREX et comprend, fin décembre 2017, 17 partenaires qui ont signé la charte du projet. Actuellement, les granulats de béton recyclés (GBR) sont traités soit par l’enfouissement, soit en matériau de terrassement à faible valeur ajoutée. En parallèle, les granulats naturels sont une ressource non renouvelable, de plus en plus difficilement accessible pour des raisons sociétales et environnementales. Les travaux du PN Recybéton...
The FastCarb research project (CO2 storage through carbonation of recycled concrete) is coordinated by IFSTTAR and benefits from the support of the French Ministry of ecological and solidarity transition.
 
Carried out by IREX, it included, at the end of December 2017, 17 partners that have signed the project’s Charter. Currently, recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) is treated either by landfilling or by being turned into low-added-value landscaping materials. Meanwhile, raw aggregates are a non-renewable resource, which are less and less accessible owing to societal and environmental reasons.
 
The “Recybeton” National Project’s works have enabled better management of the formulation of concrete including a high percentage of RCA. It is now necessary to improve the performance of RCA.
 
The FastCarb project is about validating - theoretically and experimentally - the technical concept of RCA’s accelerated carbonation through different methods. Downstream, the objective is to design and implement an accelerated carbonation process at industrial scale and to define its environmental and economic sustainability.
"Reduce the ecological footprint of the buildings in my region"
Fiche n°06 issue du recueil « Demain mon territoire », copublié par l’ADEME et les EcoMaires à destination des élus locaux pour les aider à intégrer la dimension environnementale dans leur programme au travers de vingt fiches thématiques donnant des pistes d’action et des exemples de solutions mises en œuvre.
 
Pour répondre à la loi de transition énergétique de 2015, les municipalités ont une obligation d’exemplarité énergétique sur leurs bâtiments publics. Certaines agglomérations vont encore plus loin. La métropole de Bretagne a voulu élargir son champ d’action au-delà de la sphère publique pour...
Fact sheet No.06 from the collection "Demain mon territoire", co-published by ADEME and the EcoMayors, is intended for local elected officials to help them integrate the environmental dimension into their programmes through twenty thematic fact sheets giving avenues for action and examples of solutions implemented.
 
In response to the Energy Transition Act of 2015, municipalities have an obligation to set an energy example in their public buildings. Some agglomerations go even further. The Brittany metropolis wanted to broaden its field of action beyond the public sphere to include the private housing stock in this exemplary approach.
 
To do this, it has created a public energy renovation service, Rénov' Habitat Bretagne, which assists private individuals throughout their energy renovation projects. The "Réseau'Habit Bretagne" platform provides advice and assistance in designing the project. It also allows the individual to be connected to a local network of professionals.
 
Financial assistance for implementing such projects is also granted to individuals, including offers for co-owners and modest households.
Mobilised to achieve energy exemplarity, public players, professionals and private individuals can therefore act together to reduce the carbon footprint and electricity bills while generating economic activity.
"To be exemplary with sustainable management of my region"
Fiche n°05 issue du recueil « Demain mon territoire », copublié par l’ADEME et les EcoMaires à destination des élus locaux pour les aider à intégrer la dimension environnementale dans leur programme au travers de vingt fiches thématiques donnant des pistes d’action et des exemples de solutions mises en œuvre.
 
Comme toutes activités humaines, les activités d’une municipalité ont un impact sur l’environnement. Être pionnières dans la mise en place de mesures écoresponsables est le meilleur moyen pour les municipalités d’encourager les habitants de leurs territoires à s’engager à leur tour dans une...
Fact sheet No.05 from the collection "Demain mon territoire", co-published by ADEME and the EcoMayors, intended for local elected officials to help them integrate the environmental dimension into their programmes through twenty thematic fact sheets giving avenues for action and examples of solutions implemented.
 
Like all human activities, the activities of a municipality have an impact on the environment. Being pioneers in the implementation of eco-responsible measures is the best way for municipalities to encourage the inhabitants of their regions to commit themselves in turn to sustainable management of their activities. To reduce its environmental footprint, Normandy has opted for renewable energies. Many public establishments have been equipped with photovoltaic panels to ensure their complete electrical autonomy.
 
In Le Chefresne, the church has been covered with photovoltaic tiles, thanks to which the bells ring. For its part, the Valdallière municipality is supporting the wood-energy sector by favouring wood heating for municipal buildings and is committed to reducing air pollution by investing in electric public transport.
 
Finally, a regional biomass scheme (RBS) has been adopted to develop biomass from agricultural activities and the food industry, which is highly developed in the region. In total, Normandy's energy bill has been halved. Gaining experience, these municipalities are also gaining in coherence and legitimacy to encourage individuals to take their own actions in favour of the environment.
Living regions: 9 keys to the ecological emergency
Face aux enjeux du dérèglement climatique, l’échelle locale apparaît comme l’échelle idéale pour innover, expérimenter et mettre en œuvre de nouvelles manières de vivre.
 
Les élus locaux ont ainsi un rôle essentiel à jouer dans la mise en œuvre de mesures à la hauteur pour protéger les milieux naturels, la biodiversité, et les populations humaines qui en dépendent.
 
Avec ce guide, le WWF-France s’engage dans l’accompagnement des transitions locales, en proposant un programme pour des territoires « vivants et désirables ».
 
Constitué de 9 clés...
Faced with the challenges of climate change, the local scale appears to be the ideal level for innovating, experimenting and implementing new ways of living.
 
Local elected officials thus have an essential role to play in implementing appropriate measures to protect natural environments, biodiversity and the human populations that depend on them.
 
With this guide, WWF-France is committed to supporting local transitions by proposing a programme for "living and desirable" regions.
 
Consisting of 9 keys, it establishes recommendations associated with action levers (strategic planning, regulation, public procurement or financial and technical support); to enable local authorities to reinvent towns and regions around vital local functions: live, eat, move, entertain, inform, produce and consume.
 
The 108 in Rouen: a sustainable building producing renewable energy
30 territoires engagés dans la démarche EcoCité bénéficient du soutien du Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir Ville de Demain géré par la Banque des Territoires pour le compte de l’Etat.
 
4.5 M€ ont été investis dans le cadre ce programme afin de soutenir le projet 108 à Rouen.
 
Pouvant accueillir les 350 employés de la Métropole de Rouen, le 108 produit davantage d’énergie qu’il n’en consomme. Il génère de l’énergie renouvelable grâce aux 2000m2 de panneaux photovoltaïques et à une pompe à chaleur sur sondes géothermiques couvrant ses 120 kWhep/m².an de besoin en...
30 regions involved in the EcoCité approach receive support from the Avenir Ville de Demain (Future City of Tomorrow) investment programme managed by the Banque des Territoires on behalf of the State.
 
€4.5 M have been invested as part of this programme to support project 108 in Rouen.
 
The 108, which can accommodate the 350 employees of the Rouen Metropolis, produces more energy than it consumes. It generates renewable energy thanks to 2000m2 of photovoltaic panels and a heat pump on geothermal probes covering its 120 kWhep/m².year energy requirement.
 
The integration of innovative technologies must also enable the community to optimise the operating costs of the installation (maintenance, upkeep and operating costs).