To reorganize our world on a model of reasonable growth, we need to reconcile two major challenges: meeting the growing demand for energy, while limiting greenhouse gas emissions, including CO2. By developing energy efficiency services, ENGIE makes it possible for customers to reach their sustainability objectives. In this way, companies improve their profitability, while communities and individuals limit their energy expenses, and together we build a smart and sustainable world that consumes less by consuming better.
Universeine: a new service neighborhood in the heart of greater Paris
ENGIE and Vinci Immobilier team up to rehabilitate an industrial site. In March 2013, ENGIE, Vinci Immobilier and the Caisse des Dépôts signed a collaboration contract through their joint subsidiary Seine Ampère with the aim of researching innovative solutions in sustainable renovation for energy, storm drains and waste management. To steer this project, the ENGIE Research & Innovation department performed Life Cycle Analyses to compare the environmental impact of different heating and cooling systems in the neighborhood. Developed with expertise from CRIGEN, this method of environmental evaluation uses multiple criteria and has become a benchmark decision-making tool. It combines prospective analysis to anticipate changes in the energy mix over the 2015-2035 period, use analysis to better map demand at each electricity production source, and sequenced analysis that integrates various building phases. The project will evaluate two renovation scenarios developed by Vinci Immobilier and the Caisse des Dépôts. The companies will then select one scenario based on its environmental impact. With this project, ENGIE is demonstrating its ability to offer comprehensive services, while strengthening its position as a major player in sustainable urban renovation.
SLEM: managing energy to generate savings
SLEM (Smart Local Energy Management) using Demand Response and ENR: in 2010, ENGIE initiated a research program for the development of a new support tool to manage energy at industrial sites. In 2011, Laborlec tested an initial prototype at a wastewater treatment facility in Germany, leading to an 8% reduction in energy expenses. Demand Response aims to eliminate demand during price peaks and grid congestion. It is integrated into management systems so companies can apply it in real time and optimize their industrial activities. SLEM has now been tested at three other industrial sites.