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ENGIE x Incity Tower - France


How to optimise efficiency in France’s third tallest building?

By ENGIE - 07 January 2021 - 11:58

When Lyon’s Tour Incity was officially opened in 2015, it became France’s third tallest skyscraper. The tower’s owner, French bank Caisse d’Épargne Rhône-Alpes called on ENGIE Solutions to design and operate the building. The aim of the partnership is to ensure the highest standards of energy efficiency and comfort for Incity’s users. It is the first contract of its kind in France for a building of this size!


ENGIE’s solution for Caisse d’Épargne Rhône-Alpes: Building Information Modelling

To support Caisse d’Épargne Rhône-Alpes, ENGIE adopted its pioneering BIM approach. The unique digital solution uses the building’s data to improve efficiency at every stage in its lifecycle, from construction through to maintenance. 
The BIM approach combines data on space, temperature, ventilation and technical issues. That makes for a lot of data in a 220-metre tall building! Real-time monitoring combined with data contextualisation on a 3D digital twin results in optimum building management efficiency. Comfort, energy efficiency and safety are top priorities.
The quality of its innovations won ENGIE Solutions first prize in the Operations and Maintenance category of the BIM d’Or Awards organised by Le Moniteur and Les Cahiers du Bâtiment.


“With BIM, buildings and structures enter the era of big data, from predictive maintenance to better risk management and the provision of new services. The BIM database drives innovation in the widest sense for all its stakeholders.”
Matthieu Ferrua, Head of the “BIM Factory France” department at ENGIE Solutions


Key Figures

  • 3rd tallest skyscraper in France 
  • 220 metres tall with a surface area of 42,000 sq. m
  • 39 floors