On Tuesday, July 7th, ENGIE and the Social Housing Union jointly hosted an “Innovation Morning Meeting” on the subject of public housing.
A number of innovative initiatives developed by social housing providers and ENGIE were discussed at the meeting. These included:
- The NPS tool for responsively measuring renter satisfaction after technical interventions (with presentations from Savely and Promocil);
- A pilot project for self-produced photovoltaic electricity for use by inhabitants to reduce rental charges (presented by Habitat Toulouse and Energies France);
- The Plurial’Move service for sharing electric vehicles among residents (presentation by Plurial Novilia);
- The contribution of “big data” to understanding how the energy transition and energy precariousness fit into social housing authorities’ real estate strategies (with presentations from ERESE and Energies France).
Following the conference, participants were also able to explore Effigaz UHP 109, a solution developed by Cofely Services. This technology, which is primarily based on recovering latent heat, leads to higher energy yields than traditional condensation systems.
After the Morning Meeting, Isabelle Kocher&mdash ENGIE’s COO&mdashand Jean-Louis Dumont, President of the Social Housing Union (USH) signed a partnership agreement that aims to improve the assistance provided to social housing organizations for adapting to the ecological and energy transition.
The agreement focuses on developing innovation in the following areas: integrating social housing in the city of tomorrow, new approaches to energy use, decentralized production of renewable energies, social mobility and transport sharing…
“The information revolution and connected objects will allow us to better assess the energy status of our housing stock and to implement solutions that allow us to improve their energy footprint. In the end, the energy savings produced this way will benefit both housing authorities and residents, particularly those with low incomes”, according to Isabelle Kocher.
“For the HLM Movement, committing to better dealing with questions of energy and the environment in social housing will involve sharing the issues, the know-how, the improvements and the benefits with residents, bettering their comfort and quality of life, reducing charges and increasing their purchasing power”, added Jean-Louis Dumont.@
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