Energy

The spatial and energy impact of data centres on regions
Le projet de recherche ENERNUM donne une image du paysage des data centers en France et dans trois territoires des États-Unis, représentant chacun des situations spatiales et énergétiques différentes (ville dense, espace périphérique, rural). Facteur potentiel de déséquilibre des systèmes énergétiques locaux, objets dont l'accumulation urbaine et la dispersion rurale questionnent, les data centers font ici l'objet d'une analyse approfondie pour mieux appréhender les nouveaux territoires numériques en construction, les solidarités énergétiques à construire et les alliances d'acteurs à mettre en place.

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The ENERNUM research project gives an image of the data centre landscape in France and three regions of the United States, each representing different spatial and energy situations (dense city, peripheral space, rural). A potential factor in the imbalance of local energy systems, objects which urban accumulation and rural dispersion bring into question, data centres are the subject of an in-depth analysis to better understand the new digital regions under construction, energy solidarity to create and stakeholder alliances to be put in place.

The report addresses three issues:

- energy conservation and the use of renewable energies;
- integration of data centres into local systems through mutualisation, exchange, connections and less infrastructure redundancy;
- architecture and spatial integration of infrastructure within cities and regions.
 
The research offers up elements to understand, get to grips with and decode both the data centre object, as well as its interactions with the environments into which it fits in its architectural and urban dimensions, in relation to energy, economic and governance issues.
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.
 
Successful sustainable AEU2 planning and development - Climate and Energy
Ce cahier s'inscrit dans la collection des Cahiers Techniques de la boîte à outils de l'AEU2. L’approche environnementale de l’urbanisme (AEU2) est une méthodologie au service des collectivités locales et des acteurs de l’urbanisme pour les aider à prendre en compte les principes et finalités du développement durable dans leurs projets.
 
Il constitue le «complément» du guide méthodologique AEU2 et son volet «Climat Énergie», à vocation plus stratégique. Il donne un cadre de réflexions, d'analyses et d'actions pour inscrire sobriété et performance énergétique, réduction des émissions de gaz à effet de serre...
This booklet is part of the AEU2 Toolbox's Technical Notebook collection. The environmental approach to urban planning (AEU2) is a methodology that supports local authorities and urban planning stakeholders to help them take into account the principles and goals of sustainable development in their projects.
 
It is the "complement" to the AEU2 methodological guide and its more strategic "Climate Energy" component. It provides a framework for consideration, analysis and actions to include energy conservation and performance, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change in development and planning projects.
 
“Essential services”: recommendations for a more sustainable and inclusive city
Ce document présente les grandes recommandations élaborées par les membres du Partenariat Français pour la Ville et les Territoires (PFVT), plateforme d’échanges et de valorisation de l’expertise des acteurs français de l’urbain à l’international. Ces documents sont préparés à l’occasion du Forum Urbain Mondial d’Abu Dhabi de février 2020 et du Sommet Afrique-France de juin 2020.
 
Centré sur l’accès à l’eau potable, à l’assainissement et à l’hygiène de l’eau, la gestion des déchets urbains solides et l’accès à l’énergie, le groupe de travail « Services essentiels » questionne la notion même d’accès...
This document outlines key recommendations formulated by the members of the French Alliance for Cities and Territorial Development (PFVT), the platform for exchange and promotion of French expertise in urban development at the international level. These documents were prepared in the context of the World Urban Forum taking place in Abu Dhabi on February 2020 and the Africa-France Summit on June 2020.
 
Focusing on the access to drinking water, sanitation and water hygiene, solid urban waste management and access to energy, the “Essential services” working group questions the very concept of access to essential services. This notion is not limited only to technological aspects but invites to question broader issues of governance and social inclusion, taking into account local, national or even international economic contexts, public and private policy strategies, or training and innovation.
 
This working group thus chose to prioritize access to essential services for local actors and residents, which brings about a more inclusive and sustainable city. Within this framework, the themes of sustainable development, the fight against the negative impacts of climate change, the feasibility of programs and projects, and the capacity for replication for the greatest number were addressed, and are considered paramount for the implementation of targeted projects.
Eco-construction of a wooden-made and bioclimatic operations building at Aubevoye’s water treatment plant
L’ensemble de la station d’épuration d’Aubevoye répond à une démarche HQE® innovante, proposant un bâtiment d’exploitation bioclimatique en ossature bois en pin douglas. Les matériaux naturels et performants utilisés permettant une construction saine, confortable et pérenne, à énergie positive grâce à une toiture photovoltaïque.
Le bâtiment est orienté sur un axe Nord-Sud permettant de bénéficier d’un ensoleillement optimal pendant la période de l'hiver et pendant l'été la chaleur est dissipée par la ventilation double flux et les dispositifs de brise-soleil en toiture. L'ensemble du bâtiment s'intègre dans un...
Aubevoye’s water treatment plant meets the requirements of the innovative HQE process, offering a bioclimatic operations building with a Douglas pine tree wooden frame.
The natural and high performance materials used enable a safe, comfortable and long-lasting construction which is also positive-energy thanks to a photovoltaic roof. The building is oriented on a North/South axis, benefiting from an optimal sunshine over the winter, while in summer the heat is dissipated thanks to the dual-flow ventilation system and the sun-breaker devices on the roof.
The building is integrated within an eco-landscaped site which fosters the development of biodiversity.
ActivSkeen: an energy-producing building envelope
Parce que demain se construit aujourd’hui et que le bâtiment est aux avant-postes de la transition énergétique, de la lutte contre le changement climatique et de l’évolution des modes de vie et de travail, ActivSkeen crée des solutions de façades et d’enveloppes actives et esthétiques réduisant l’empreinte environnementale du bâtiment et améliorant le confort des occupants.
 
Ainsi ce n’est plus, un élément de façade assurant les fonctionnalités d’étanchéité, d’isolation et de ventilation, qui est installé, mais un élément produisant, en plus de ces fonctionnalités de base, de l’énergie. ActivSkeen fait appel...
Because tomorrow is being built today and building is at the forefront of the energy transition, the fight against climate change and changing lifestyles and work, ActivSkeen creates solutions with facades and active, aesthetical envelopes that reduce the building's environmental footprint and improve occupant comfort.
 
So it is no longer about installing a façade element providing the functionality of waterproofing, insulation and ventilation, but an element producing, in addition to these basic features, energy. ActivSkeen uses built-in photovoltaic technologies (BIPV) as well as dynamic glazing solutions. It controls the entire value chain, from the design of materials to their installation and implementation engineering.
 
These solutions help produce positive energy buildings (PEBs) and energy self-sufficiency at the islet or neighbourhood level. The interfaces are simplified for better control of projects, from the first draft to
closing the construction site.
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.
ActivSkeen: an energy-producing building envelope
Parce que demain se construit aujourd’hui et que le bâtiment est aux avant-postes de la transition énergétique, de la lutte contre le changement climatique et de l’évolution des modes de vie et de travail, ActivSkeen crée des solutions de façades et d’enveloppes actives et esthétiques réduisant l’empreinte environnementale du bâtiment et améliorant le confort des occupants.
 
Ainsi ce n’est plus, un élément de façade assurant les fonctionnalités d’étanchéité, d’isolation et de ventilation, qui est installé, mais un élément produisant, en plus de ces fonctionnalités de base, de l’énergie. ActivSkeen fait appel...
Because tomorrow is being built today and building is at the forefront of the energy transition, the fight against climate change and changing lifestyles and work, ActivSkeen creates solutions with facades and active, aesthetical envelopes that reduce the building's environmental footprint and improve occupant comfort.
 
So it is no longer about installing a façade element providing the functionality of waterproofing, insulation and ventilation, but an element producing, in addition to these basic features, energy. ActivSkeen uses built-in photovoltaic technologies (BIPV) as well as dynamic glazing solutions. It controls the entire value chain, from the design of materials to their installation and implementation engineering.
 
These solutions help produce positive energy buildings (PEBs) and energy self-sufficiency at the islet or neighbourhood level. The interfaces are simplified for better control of projects, from the first draft to
closing the construction site.
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.
"Inventing New Regional Solidarity" White Paper - Energy and Territories Workshop
Créé en 2012 par EDF, l’Atelier Énergie et Territoires est un laboratoire d’idées, d’études et de recherches. A la fois lieu de rencontres et de débats, il invite les acteurs des villes et des collectivités à mieux comprendre les transformations énergétiques à l’œuvre et suggère des propositions concrètes pour faire de l’énergie un moteur d’attractivité du territoire.
Avec l’appui de son comité scientifique et de ses partenaires, l’Atelier offre une longueur d’avance aux décideurs territoriaux pour une gestion éclairée et responsable de l’énergie.
L’an dernier, l’atelier...
Created in 2012 by EDF, the Energy and Territories Workshop is a laboratory of ideas, studies and research. As a venue for meetings and debates, it invites stakeholders from cities and communities to better understand the energy transformations at work and suggests concrete proposals to make energy a driver of attractiveness for the region.
 
With the support of its scientific committee and partners, the Workshop provides a head start for regional decision-makers for informed and responsible energy management.
Last year, the Energy and Territories Workshop chose to place the theme of solidarity and regional divides at the heart of its considerations.
 
How can an energy solidarity and social solidarity policy be implemented to cushion the impact of inequality? What roles should local authorities play in this process, particularly through the energy renovation strategy and urban planning policy? These are all questions covered by the White Paper "Inventing new regional solidarity".