Change doesn’t happen overnight. That is why Equans has devised an end-to-end action roadmap for improving energy efficiency in buildings, comprising a series of accessible steps that are both beneficial to businesses and critical to decarbonisation.
Over the past decade, decarbonisation has been central to our ethos, aligning with our role as an industrial player facing similar challenges as our customers. Our solutions encompass heat recovery, process optimisation, digitalisation, urban planning, and renewable energy, achieving between 20% and 30% reductions in energy bills.
Reducing energy bills through tailored solutions
Our home-grown expertise continually refines our technicians' skills, allowing us to offer bespoke solutions that take into account each company's specific economic and technical constraints. Our services include helping clients design renovation projects that meet their needs, reduce their consumption in compliance with regulations, and handpick the most efficient service packages across various trades.
Additionally, we support HVAC, HVACR, and CFA/CFO projects, offering energy performance contracts (EPC) to ensure optimal infrastructure operation and energy cost control. Building automation control systems (BACS) also play a pivotal role in enhancing energy efficiency in the service sector, potentially saving up to 30% as per ADEME (2015).
Building and renovation
In the construction and renovation sector, Equans focuses on low-carbon development and thermal renovation, recognising the importance of these aspects in reducing energy consumption in service buildings.
In France, the building sector is the largest energy consumer, accounting for 44% of the country's energy consumption and emitting over 123 million tonnes of CO2 annually. Equans has set itself the goal of making buildings energy-independent through comprehensive design, operation, modernisation, and renovation, offering turn-key solutions for the entire life cycle of property projects, from planning to operation and maintenance. This includes the renovation of existing buildings and the integration of greener standards for new buildings that are in line with the RE2020 environmental regulation.
Energy efficiency timetable
France's DEET (Tertio Energy Scheme) has set the ambitious target of incrementally reducing the service sector’s energy consumption share by 60% by 2050. With as many possible pitfalls as there are types of building, Equans' approach to this regulatory mandate has been carefully elaborated over four years. It harnesses our decade-long experience, methodology and expertise, including the management of the digital platform OPERAT, designed to streamline and coordinate the complex procedural tasks involved to meet the deadline. Our own centralised, scientific approach to energy efficiency covers the entire value chain and is tailored to be agile and responsive, ensuring that industries fulfil DEET's stringent requirements in due time, through operational transformations that are anchored in and adapted to local contexts.