In France, as in many other countries, energy consumption in buildings has become a key issue in terms of sustainable development and profitability for companies, accounting for nearly 50% of total consumption.
Companies are often faced with a challenge: not only to reduce the energy consumption of their equipment in order to comply with new regulations, but also to make these savings sustainable over time.
In recent years, many regulations have been set to manage more effectively the impact of the building sector on the environment. Among these regulations: the ELAN law (of November 23, 2018, on the evolution of housing, development and digital) whose article 175, imposes a reduction in energy consumption of the French real estate stock and the tertiary decree which specifies the obligations to reduce by 2050 by 60% the consumption of buildings compared to a reference year between 2010 and 2020.
At the same time, property managers, technical departments and associated general services work every day to ensure the continuity of service of their buildings while trying to meet these regulations. However, the reality is that the actions of the stakeholders in the operation of buildings do not cover all the needs to generate significant and sustainable energy savings.
On the one hand, some manufacturers or integrators limit themselves to the implementation of solutions without ever having control over the operation, and on the other hand, the technical operators in charge of managing the systems only have the mission of maintaining the heating and air conditioning installations, etc. In addition, many systems are obsolete and do not allow for intelligent management of the infrastructure, often resulting in drifts and malfunctions that weigh down profitability and overall technical operations.
Moreover, professionals want to be accompanied in a transversal way on the question of energy management of their real estate and not only at the time of the installation of a maintenance contract or recommendations of experts.
The solution to these challenges and for visible and lasting results?
More efficient and intelligent management of equipment, coupled with support in the implementation of technological tools enabling them to have the right information, at the right time, to make the right decisions.
In this context, the convergence of the energy professions has become one of the fundamental conditions for the emergence of an energy policy that promotes sustainable results and contributes to optimizing the profitability and performance of buildings. The players and the “new generation” tools exist, all that remains is for companies to use these sustainable solutions.
By Alric MARC, Founder of EFICIA