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ENGIE x Greater Springfield – AUSTRALIA


How to build a net-zero city from the ground up?

By ENGIE - 30 October 2019 - 17:46

By 2050, 70% of the world’s population will be living in cities. That means ensuring a cleaner future requires transitioning our urban areas to clean energy—or even better, designing them that way from the start. For Greater Springfield, located in Southeast Queensland, Australia and named the World’s Best Master-Planned Community by the International Real Estate Federation, that’s precisely the goal. In partnership with Springfield City Group, ENGIE is investing in a revolutionary zero-carbon plan that will make Springfield a beacon of sustainability and innovation.


Client Challenges

  • Increasing connectivity 
  • Improving well-being and user experience 
  • Transitioning to green fuels 
  • Reducing environmental impact 
  • Driving energy efficiency and performance KPIs 
  • Sourcing, producing, and storing clean energy 



ENGIE's Solution

To co-create a true city of the future and help Springfield City Group reach its net-zero goal, ENGIE implemented an integrated, 50-year plan that harnesses ENGIE’s expertise in:


  • BETTER Places: ENGIE will be involved in Springfield’s urban planning, developing public lighting, Internet of Things (IoT), and digital city solutions. Develop electric, hydrogen, and autonomous vehicle solutions, fully utilizing the potential of green mobility.
  • BETTER Efficiency: All Springfield-owned buildings—residential, commercial, and industrial—will be developed in a digitally advanced way to guarantee optimal efficiency. 
  • BETTER Energy: ENGIE will be responsible for the design, implementation, and operation of all energy infrastructure and solutions.


In addition, ENGIE is looking into establishing a local research lab to ensure Springfield remains at the forefront of green innovation.

Expertise and Offers 


  • Urban planning and engineering (BETTER Places)
  • Qualitative lighting, air quality management and other eco-friendly amenities (BETTER Places)
  • Digital solutions for enhanced services for residents (BETTER Places)
  • Alternative fuels for mobility: electric mobility, natural gas for vehicles, hydrogen mobility (BETTER Mobility)
  • Advisory, engineering and project delivery (BETTER Efficiency)
  • Energy audit and consulting (BETTER Efficiency)
  • Off-site & on-site energy production: cogeneration, solar PV, geothermal energy, biomass, biogas (BETTER Energy)


“We have one chance—and the responsibility—to get this right and be an ongoing example for others to follow. The focus on efficient and sustainable energy production, storage, and integration with the community has never been more important for Australia and for us. I’m confident that ENGIE can assist us to be a world leader in innovative and smart city solutions.”
Maha Sinnathamby, Chairman and Founder of Greater Springfield