IRIS Project : Ambitious energy renovation project launched in western Nice

Immeubles concernés par le projet de rénovation énergétique - Engie Cofely / IRIS

Engie Cofely, new partner of the local consortium of the European project IRIS, organized this Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 a Kick Off to present the various missions and objectives of the team carrying the energy renovation project, led by Alexis TAWFIK.

Energy efficiency

As a first step, Engie Cofely will work on the energy optimization of two buildings located on the territory of Les Moulins in western Nice. This optimization aims at an intelligent regulation of the collective heating in order to better suit the needs of each apartment, taking into account its exposure and its real temperature.

During this energy renovation project, different solutions will be proposed and tested, with variable technical and economic advantages depending on the options chosen. The last year of the project will be focused on the assessment and analysis of the solutions applied in order to select the best performing scenario for the inhabitants.

Citizen engagement and energy awareness

In addition to its energy renovation mission, Engie Cofely will bring its expertise in the field of citizen engagement. An awareness campaign about energy issues will be carried out among the inhabitants of the buildings selected for this project. It will be deployed around 3 axes:

I) What are renewable energies?

II) How will my good energy habits impact my building, my neighborhood and my city?

III) How will my good energy habits impact my energy bill?

Engie Cofely will work with the other partners of the consortium to ensure optimal results for the comfort of residents as well as for energy savings and citizen engagement. Lastly, particular attention will be paid to applying the solutions implemented in this project to other IRIS project partner cities.

European project IRIS is part of the Horizon 2020 program and offers innovative and replicable solutions in the areas of the environment, renewable energy, intelligent mobility and more widely in the city of tomorrow. Launched in September 2017, the project brings together 41 partners from 7 countries and will last 5 years. The other local partners are: Nice Côte d’Azur Metropolis, Nice Sophia-Antipolis University, EDF, Enedis, Nexity, CSTB, Côte d’Azur Habitat, Atmo Sud and Vulog.