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Logement social et économie d’énergie : (bon) vent d’Europe ?

vendredi 12 décembre 2008

Parmi nos correspondants, certains limiers traquent les détails... et parfois transmettent une assez bonne nouvelle.

Il semble bien qu’un document de travail de la Commission européenne (voir page 24) approuvé fin novembre vise précisément le logement social en matière d’économie d’énergie


Objective 4.1 : ICT for energy efficiency in social housing
Funding instrument : Pilot Type B -It is intended to support several pilot actions
Focus and outcomes
Pilot actions under this Objective aim to demonstrate that advanced ICT components and
systems (e.g. smart metering, smart lighting, power electronics for integration and
management of locally generated renewable energy sources, etc.) can contribute directly to
reducing both the peak-consumption and annual energy use by more than 15% under real
conditions in European social housing.
Pilots might also integrate the use of embedded power production based on clean locally
distributed and renewable energy resources. In such cases, the ICT systems applied should
also demonstrate that they can be operated without causing local instabilities in the electricity distribution infrastructure, and that the overall annual CO2 emissions can be
reduced by more than 20%.
It is intended to support at least two Pilot B actions, each of them bringing together a set of
actions addressing the above goals. These should lead to a wide uptake and replication of
ICT-based solutions in this field supporting related EU policies23.
Conditions and characteristics
The pilots should use off-the-shelf networking solutions to interconnect a cluster of social
houses in which tools will be installed for data-collection, database storage and safe
execution of novel management and control algorithms. This should involve a statistically
significant number of users. A particular attention will be given to privacy protection.
Other specific conditions and features should be the following :
- The proposed work should be clearly demand-driven and built on public-private
partnerships including industry players such as technology and service providers,
housing corporations and users’ organisations. A strong involvement of users and/or
their representatives is expected throughout the whole duration of the project in order to
ensure a successful end-user acceptance and uptake.
- In addition a precondition for funding will be (i) involvement of public authorities at the
appropriate national, regional or local level, (ii) evidence of the timely availability and
self-financing of the energy infrastructures required for the successful implementation
of the pilots.
- Pilot solutions addressing the above goals shall be tested in real life and a consolidated
set of benchmarks and validated functional specifications should emerge as a result.
- Validation of the pilots shall be carried out during at least one year.
- The proposals shall comply with interoperability standards and take into account best
practices and relevant standardisation efforts as well as providing appropriate ethical
and privacy safeguards.
- Detailed plans for larger-scale sustainable uptake beyond the pilot, dissemination and
communication activities on the expected achieved results shall be provided.
- The work will include a comprehensive socio-economic evidence base for ICT
investments in the field, including cost-benefit analysis and user satisfaction, to be
shared between participants and other stakeholders to enable sustainable business
- The pilots must produce reference material including guidelines, manuals, and
educational materials, and must deliver high quality dissemination actions. This will
enable relevant authorities and bodies to implement (or replicate) interoperable
Expected impact
- Empowering end-users to play a central role in increasing energy efficiency, CO2
emissions reduction and opening up the energy market.
- Enlarging the ICT market for energy network design and control tools as well as the
corresponding services.