ICT4SP Conference

This first ICT4SP (ICT for Sustainable places) international conference in Nice (France) is an original initiative of the consortium of the European project Resilient FP7, organized within the framework of the European project, with the ultimate goal of engaging a series of annual conferences – sustainable, successful and world-class.

The aim of the conference is to bring together scientists, researchers and engineers from major research institutes and industry around one of the biggest challenges our societies have had to face: ensuring a long-term sustainable environment in increasingly dense urban areas, in a world with limited natural resources.

Recognition of this challenge has been rapid and has generated many initiatives around the world in recent years. In Europe in particular, this awareness has resulted in a considerable creation of incentives and regulatory measures – political and financial – to lead this transition towards more sustainable and energy-saving practices.

It is the conviction of the organizers and the program committee that we, as members of the industry and the academic research community, are among the main actors in this action at European level. For our efforts to be successful, we must act collectively, being aware of the objectives and achievements of each.

The ICT4SP conference is an attempt to support this collective awareness, which – we hope – will be another step towards an integrated European research effort on the sustainability of cities and their regions.

The text in italics above is a translation of an excerpt from the conference booklet – Régis Decorme & Sylvain Robert – ICT4SP co-chairs (access to the conference booklet)

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Stéphane POUFFARY, CEO of ENERGIES 2050 was invited to make a presentation in the closing session. He presented ENERGIES 2050’s work on Sustainable City and the association’s contributions to a number of international initiatives that address the challenges and issues facing the territories.

During the first part of his presentation, he presented the work underway in the United Nations Environment Program’s Buildings and Climate Change Initiative (SBCI) -ENERGIES 2050 is currently chaired by international initiative).

Stéphane POUFFARY recalled the importance of being able to testify to the reality of the performance of cities and buildings according to MRV (Measurable Reportable and Verifiable) criteria. The CCM (Common Carbon Metric) developed by SBCI is a good example in that it is a question of working on a set of consistent and transparent indicators at the international level to testify to the reality of the energy performance of buildings.

Information technologies contribute to spatial planning and governance. Integrating the different stakeholders in a participatory dynamic is also one of the challenges for the built territories and it is a question of anticipating the evolving needs of services in the territories while focusing on a sober and efficient use of resources and by mobilizing as much as possible renewable resources (known as Sustainable Consumption and Production). It is within this framework that the built environment lies at the heart of the 10th United Nations Framework Program on Sustainable Consumption and Sustainable Production. ICTs, even though they are not explicitly mentioned all the time, are at the heart of the stakes in several key sectors, such as buildings, cities and the production and management of energy demand.

To illustrate the need for a systemic approach, Stéphane POUFFARY presented the NEZEH European project, Nearly Zero Energy Hotel in which ENERGIES 2050 is involved. This 36-month European project, implemented under the Intelligent Energy Program for Europe, began in April 2013. Its aim is to accelerate the process of renovating existing hotels in order to make them “zero energy “(within the meaning of the European directive on the energy performance of buildings).

This project is innovative in more than one way because beyond the technical and economic challenges, it will be important to be able to witness the reality of the performance of the renovations undertaken. ENERGIES 2050, within the European consortium, will be in charge of accompanying hotels in the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (PACA) region, but also of bringing together the different stakeholders so that everyone can work together to improve performance hotels. The consumer / customer will be closely associated with this dynamic. In this sense technological and managerial innovation will be associated with social dynamics and the new digital tools and media will be mobilized widely.

To find out more, go to our page dedicated to the NEZEH project.

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