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ENGIE designs sustainable sports facilities for the well-being of all

The hosting of major sports competitions is a unique moment in the life of cities and regions – an exhilarating moment for the local populations, and a development opportunity for the territories. It is also an occasion for communities to commit themselves to ambitious infrastructure and facilities policies. To ensure that these efforts respond to individual needs and collective issues over the long-term, beyond the event itself, it is critical to integrate them into a resolutely sustainable approach.

ENGIE imagines and creates sustainable sports facilities for the well-being of all, whether as part of an urban renovation project or in favor of energy performance and efficiency.

ENGIE: your partner for sports facilities

  • The city of Barcelona redesigned Port Olympic with new infrastructures. © iStock by Getty Images
  • Maximizing opening hours of swimming pools while minimizing the environmental footprint. Improving the energy performance of pools requires a lot of know-how.© iStock by Getty Images
  • ENGIE modernizes sports facilities to create inviting and energy efficient stadiums. © iStock by Getty Images
  • The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London uses a low carbon cogeneration solution that uses gas and biomass set up and managed by ENGIE. © iStock by Getty Images
  • ENGIE is supplying the Roland-Garros site with 100% green energy. © ENGIE / MIRO / Meyssonnier Antoine
  • The Aren'Ice in Cergy, France. © Cofely/Chabanne Architecte
  • ENGIE handles the global management of more than 300 swimming pools such as the Amiens Aquatic Center, France. © Cofely/Perspective-Cabinet d’architectes Chabanne et associés

Facilities designed as part of a real urban renovation project

  • In 1992, the city of Barcelona redesigned the layout of Montjuïc hill and part of its seafront. The project was based on the maximum use of existing facilities and the deployment of new infrastructures combining services, shops and real estate as part of a long-term urban redevelopment plan. The regeneration of these neighborhoods not only contributed to the development of the city: it transformed the image of Barcelona, which has since become a modern and dynamic international metropolis that is constantly attracting new populations from around the world.

Energy-efficiency concerns for both new and old facilities

  • In 2016, France inaugurated or renovated many stadiums by rethinking electrical and telecom installations, lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and hydraulic networks. The new stadiums, comfortable and safe, offer fans a better experience every weekend, while meeting the most advanced standards in terms of energy efficiency. ENGIE has been a major player in this transformation, contributing to the construction or renovation of stadiums in Nice, Marseille, Saint-Etienne, Lyon and Parc des Princes in Paris.
  • Facilities such as swimming pools and ice rinks are particularly complex. They must offer continuous service to benefit the entire population, while being managed intelligently to meet an economic and environmental rationality. Improving their performance demands a perfect mastery of four key factors – water, air, energy and the building – bearing in mind that any action on one affects all the others and the comfort of the visitors.

ENGIE ensures the global management of more than 300 swimming pools such as the Amiens Aquatic Center, as well as ice rinks like the Aren'Ice in Cergy, and improves their energy efficiency while guaranteeing continuity of service. This way, the Group is contributing every day to allowing everyone to swim or skate all year round, no matter where they live.

Facilities powered by green energies

  • Roland-Garros, Paris, France

Each year in early June, the French Open welcomes nearly 500,000 people to the Roland-Garros site. In order for all spectators to enjoy the best conditions for two weeks of tennis, while minimizing the event’s impact on the environment, ENGIE supplies energy to Roland-Garros that is guaranteed 100% green.

  • Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

Created in 2012, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is now home to 246 hectares of sports facilities, a university campus, a technology hub – East London Tech City, and more than 3,000 homes. It is playing a major role in the urban development of East London and is a favorite place for family outings. To supply the entire complex and its surroundings with energy (electricity, hot/cold, etc.), ENGIE has set up and manages a "low carbon" cogeneration solution that uses gas and biomass.

ENGIE, your partner for large events
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