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 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.
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.
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.