Sustainable buildings

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).
 
ABC demonstrator in Grenoble: a comprehensive approach to sustainable housing
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.
 
1.8 M€ ont été investis dans le cadre de ce programme au service de 62 logements locatifs intermédiaires et sociaux à Grenoble permettant d’expérimenter le concept ABC.
 
Le concept ABC (Autonomous Building for Citizens), issu de la recherche et développement, vise à expérimenter les technologies et changements d’usages nécessaires à l’autoconsommation, à l’autonomie partielle ou totale...
30 regions involved in the EcoCité approach receive support from the Avenir Ville de Demain investment programme managed by the Banque des Territoires on behalf of the State.
 
€1.8 M have been invested as part of this programme in the service of 62 intermediate and social rental housing units in Grenoble allowing the ABC concept to be tested.
 
The ABC (Autonomous Building for Citizens) concept, which is the result of research and development, aims to experiment with the technologies and changes in use necessary for self-consumption, partial or total autonomy in energy and water for buildings and the energy recovery of household waste.
 
Autonomous: A concentration of innovations, this building aims for autonomy in water (70%), energy (70%) and optimisation of waste management (reduction of 40%).
 
Building: The construction techniques employed are designed to minimise design and construction costs and the carbon footprint of the building.
 
Citizens: The project integrates an in-depth reflection on societal aspects: pooling uses, promoting exchanges and social ties, making inhabitants players in their consumption, validating the acceptability of technologies related to autonomy.
Angers Loire Métropole, towards an intelligent region
Avec 7 000 emplois et 900 entreprises générant 1,3 milliard d’euros de chiffre d’affaires dans le domaine de l’électronique et du numérique, Angers Loire Métropole (ALM) a obtenu le label French Tech en 2015.
 
Pour enrichir le quotidien des citoyens et le rendre plus simple, plus intelligent, plus harmonieux, ALM poursuit sa transformation vers un territoire intelligent. Pour devenir le modèle français en la matière, Angers Loire Métropole a choisi le groupement piloté par ENGIE Solutions, marque du Groupe leader de la transition zéro carbone associé à SUEZ, La Poste et au Groupe VYV....
With 7000 jobs and 900 companies generating €1.3 billion in turnover in the electronics and digital sector, Angers Loire Métropole (ALM) was awarded the French Tech label in 2015.
 
To enrich the daily life of citizens and make it simpler, smarter and more harmonious, ALM continues its transformation towards an intelligent region. To become the French model in this area, Angers Loire Métropole has chosen the consortium led by ENGIE Solutions, the Group's leading brand in the zero-carbon transition associated with SUEZ, La Poste and the VYV Group.
 
The aim is to use digital technology to accelerate the ecological transition of the region and improve its attractiveness, optimise the organisation of public services and ensure more efficient management of resources, and finally, to facilitate and improve inhabitants’ daily lives.
 
The complementarity of expertise within the consortium led by ENGIE, the installation of sensors and renovations should lead to 66% energy savings on public lighting by 2025, a 20% reduction in the energy consumption of the city's buildings, smoother, easier traffic flows and a 30% reduction in water consumption for public watering.
 
SUEZ will enhance existing tools (sensors, communicating water meters, etc) to optimise the performance of water and wastewater, waste and sanitation services and green spaces. At stake: real-time control of water quality, reduction of fly tipping or optimisation of waste collection rounds.
Evaluate your energy projects with Enersquid
Enersquid est une plateforme d’évaluation des projets énergétiques qui a pour objectif d'aider les industriels et les territoires à mettre en œuvre la transition énergétique. Elle est caractérisée par :

• Son accessibilité – elle est gratuite et en ligne,
• Sa dimension multi-énergies, multi-solutions – électricité, thermique, et gaz, intégrant tous types de productions, stockages, convertisseurs et profils de consommation,
• Son caractère global – les projets peuvent être partout dans le monde,
• Sa rapidité – en quelques clics, il est possible de configurer un projet et d’obtenir...
Enersquid is a platform for evaluating energy projects that aims to help industrialists and regions to implement the energy transition. It is characterised by:

• Its accessibility - it's free and online,
• Its multi-energy, multi-solution dimension - electricity, thermal and gas, integrating all types of production, storage, converters and consumption profiles,
• Its global nature - projects can be anywhere in the world,
• Its speed - with just a few clicks, it’s possible to configure a project and get results,
• Its independence - it is made to freely help with the choices of energy project owners,
• Its pedagogical character - a non-professional user can easily use it.
 
The platform associates technical and economic indicators to each project, such as energy cost, carbon content, availability, self-production and self-consumption rates, and generates the project's operating curves.

Its uniqueness should also be pointed out, as it’s the only free platform to offer this service today.
Elithis Danube in Strasbourg: first positive-energy housing tower
30 territoires engagés dans la démarche Ecocités bénéficient du soutien du Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir Ville de Demain, géré par la Banque des Territoires pour le compte de l’Etat.
 
La Tour de logements à énergie positive Elithis à Strasbourg est un des projets qui s’inscrit dans ce Programme.
 
Du haut de ses 50 mètres répartis en 16 étages, la Tour Elithis produit davantage d’énergie qu’elle n’en consomme. Elle génère de l’énergie renouvelable grâce aux panneaux photovoltaïques perchés sur son toit et accrochés aux façades.
 
Elle propose, aux...
30 regions involved in the Ecocités approach receive support from the City of Tomorrow Future Investment Programme, which is managed by the Bank of Territories on behalf of the State.
 
The Elithis Positive-Energy Housing Tower in Strasbourg is one of the projects that is part of this programme.
 
Standing 50 metres high in 16 storeys, the Elithis Tower produces more energy than it consumes. It generates renewable energy thanks to photovoltaic panels perched on its roof and attached to the facades.
 
It offers at market rents 63 housing units and 800 square metres of offices specifically designed to minimise the energy bill of their occupants.
Three-generation wood-fired heating of Marianne harbour
Production de chaleur, de froid et d'électricité à partir de la biomasse pour des ilots urbains composés d'une mixité fonctionnelle (habitat, commerce, activité, équipements)
9e centrale du réseau montpelliérain, cet équipement produit à partir du bois:
- une production centralisée d'eau chaude et d'électricité,
- une production décentralisée de froid grâce aux machines à absorption à eau installées dans les immeubles.
 
Cette fiche fait partie d'une série portant sur les solutions innovantes pour la ville durable relatives à l'économie circulaire.
 
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Production of heat, cooling and electricity from biomass for urban islands composed of a functional mix (housing, commerce, activity, facilities)
9th power plant in the Montpellier network, this facility produces from wood:
- centralised production of hot water and electricity,
- decentralised cooling production using water absorption machines installed in buildings.
 
This sheet is part of a series on innovative solutions for the sustainable city related to the circular economy.

You’ll find this sheet on pages 18-19.
 
Rehabilitation of wasteland in RT2012 and BBC
Fressin a réalisé depuis 2015 plusieurs actions visant à améliorer le bilan carbone et l’efficacité énergétique de la commune, tout en conservant la cohérence historique du centre-ville.
Ces démarches se sont concrétisées, entre autres, par la rénovation et réhabilitation de plusieurs bâtiments, la création d’un cheminement doux entre les bâtiments communaux de proximité et l’installation de panneaux photovoltaïques au sol pour une production et consommation d’énergie renouvelable et locale, l’installation de pompes à chaleur…
Ce projet fait partie des nominés de la 28ème édition des...
Since 2015, Fressin has carried out several actions aimed at improving the commune's carbon footprint and energy efficiency, while maintaining the historical coherence of the city centre.
 
These measures have been implemented, among other things, through the renovation and rehabilitation of a number of buildings, the creation of an easy pathway between local municipal buildings and the installation of photovoltaic panels on the ground for the production and consumption of renewable and local energy, the installation of heat pumps and so on.
 
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.
Living differently: UTOP, an example of a co-operative of inhabitants
Faced with the challenges of changing lifestyles, changing family structures, an ageing population, the dissociation between work and the workplace, housing is being renewed and innovations are multiplying. In France, as with our European neighbours, alternatives are emerging. They reveal a growing involvement of inhabitants in designing and managing their living spaces, and a renewal of the professional stances of housing stakeholders. The Paris Region Institute explores this phenomenon in a series of articles and interviews on alternative housing experiences in France and Europe. Here is a focus on UTOP, the first co-operative of...
Faced with the challenges of changing lifestyles, changing family structures, an ageing population, the dissociation between work and the workplace, housing is being renewed and innovations are multiplying. In France, as with our European neighbours, alternatives are emerging. They reveal a growing involvement of inhabitants in designing and managing their living spaces, and a renewal of the professional stances of housing stakeholders.
 
The Paris Region Institute explores this phenomenon in a series of articles and interviews on alternative housing experiences in France and Europe. Here is a focus on UTOP, the first co-operative of inhabitants arising from the ALUR law, created in 2016 as part of the call for "participatory housing" projects in the city of Paris. The future inhabitants-cooperators have designed in partnership with the HLM CoopImmo cooperative and the ArchiEthic architectural cooperative the project for an ecological and open building on Rue Garnier-Guy in the 20th arrondissement.
development of Tunisia's cultural heritage
Le projet Patrimoine Tunisie s’inscrit dans le cadre du programme Tounes Wijhetouna (« Tunisie : notre destination ») d’appui à la diversification du tourisme en Tunisie.
 
Consacré à la valorisation de sites patrimoniaux, le projet se divise en deux composantes principales :

1. Appui à l'appropriation, la préservation et la valorisation des patrimoines bâtis tunisiens,
2. Appui à la modernisation du Musée de Carthage et à la valorisation de son environnement.

De façon transversale, ce projet veille à mettre en place des actions de renforcement de...
The Tunisia Heritage project is part of the Tounes Wijhetouna ("Tunisia: Our Destination") programme to support the diversification of tourism in Tunisia.
 
Dedicated to the promotion of heritage sites, the project is divided into two main components:

1. Support for the appropriation, preservation and promotion of Tunisia's built heritage,
2. Support for the modernisation of Carthage Museum and the improvement of its environment.

In a cross-cutting way, this project seeks to implement capacity-building actions and knowledge transfer, particularly in the area of heritage management.
 
Among the expected results:

• At least 15 remarkable buildings will be rehabilitated, converted or restored, especially in the ancient centres.
Project leaders selected to occupy rehabilitated buildings will be supported in the implementation of durable, sustainable activities.
• Stakeholders contributing to the inventory, rehabilitation and conservation of heritage (in local communities in particular) will benefit from training and capacity-building actions.
• Carthage Museum and its immediate surroundings (including Place de l’Unesco) will be renovated.
• An interpretation centre will be created to promote the riches of the Carthage site to the public.