The transport of goods in the city is a vital need in urban areas. However, the flows created have negative externalities on the quality of life of the population. First of all, the French consider noise as the first environmental nuisance disturbing them in their homes, in particular noise from road traffic. Transport is also partly responsible for the release of fine particles into the air. Finally, transport contributes to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Silent night deliveries are a serious alternative to reconciling city supplies, respect for local residents and ambient air quality. Indeed, a time delay to deliver overnight, when the road network is almost empty, avoids increasing congestion and pollution.
The Certibruit association has developed the "Night deliveries respectful of residents and the environment" label to enable distribution and catering professionals present in city centers to certify that their deliveries are respectful of residents.
Certibruit requires the use of clean and silent transport and handling equipment, the training of personnel and the layout of delivery sites. These rules are regularly checked and a telephone line is available to residents in the event of any complaint.
The Certibruit association therefore offers a model capable of guaranteeing economic performance and respect for public health and the environment.
This model is based on two strategies: a time delay to deliver at night, when the road network is almost empty, which avoids increasing congestion and pollution; and the use of large, silent trucks, which are less polluting than light commercial vehicles, given their large carrying capacity and modern motorization.
Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux and more than 12 major cities in France have already committed to this approach and are now granting exceptions to their delivery regulations for sites engaged in the Certibruit label.
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Mozaik is a renovation project of an 18 000-square-metre office building complex, spanning 8 superstructure floors, adaptable and convertible according to occupants’ needs. Well-being, comfort and respect for the environment were at the heart of the implementation of the project.
Studies carried out beforehand helped identify the best equipment and materials for this purpose, and 90% of the waste from the construction site was recovered. Mosaik was selected to take part in the HQE Performance test, which assesses the environmental performance of buildings.
AdCF has devoted the 200th issue of its monthly review “Intercommunalités” (May 2015) to local energy policies, within the context of the Energy Transition for Green Growth law, which strengthens communities’ energy and climate skills. Its objective is to support local authorities in the “deployment of ambitious climate-air-energy actions”. Energy transition, legislative framework for intervention, carbon pricing issues and the role of local authorities, surveys on territorial climate and energy plans, wind power development, energy insecurity and renovation as well air quality are all addressed in this study and illustrated by concrete examples of projects meeting the territories’ urgent energy transition requirements.
Le smart thermique mutualise les besoins des occupants (bureaux, logements, commerces) et échange les calories des bâtiments. Par exemple, la chaleur dégagée lors de la production de froid pour les commerces est récupérée et utilisée pour produire l’eau chaude des logements et inversement.
Le smart électrique ...
Optimal Solutions is designing and building France’s first French double smart grid in Nanterre. It is an innovative environmental project that promotes local renewable energies and deploys artificial intelligence to optimise the energy consumption of buildings as much as possible.
Smart heating pools the needs of occupants (offices, housings, shops) and exchanges the calories of buildings. For example, the heat released by shops for cooling is recovered and used to produce hot water for homes and vice versa.
The smart power produces part of the electricity necessary for its own operation via self-sufficient photovoltaics and cogeneration.
Massileo, a smart grid Massileo is a system of renewable energy production designed by Optimal Solutions, branch of Dalkia (EDF Group). Through retrieving calories from sea water by using a warm water loop, this grid is able to simultaneously produce heating, air-conditioning and domestic hot water, thanks to heat pumps. This local, 100% renewable energy, allows housing, offices and shops to trade their calories and to be equally consumers and producers of energy, as illustrated by the EcoDistrict Smartseille where Massileo has been operational since 2017.
Le guide pratique de l’ADEME « Enjeux : quelles villes pour demain ? Maîtriser l’étalement urbain et repenser la ville » analyse les répercussions de l’étalement urbain sur les conditions de vie et l’environnement ; et répertorie des exemples de solutions urbaines innovantes pour rendre les villes plus accessibles et durables tout en freinant leur étalement. 10 exemples d’aménagements urbains durables illustrent ce guide, pour une gestion économe de l’espace.