We are going through a very strong energy crisis with unprecedented and major effects.
This is why the government has asked everyone, individuals and companies, to rapidly and significantly reduce energy consumption (-10%).
In a joint effort with the Caisse des Dépôts Group, Icade must be exemplary in this area.
Through the commitment of all Icade employees, greater sobriety in our uses can enable us to achieve this national objective, but also to reduce our carbon footprint in line with our "Low carbon by Icade" strategy.
In this context, Icade has joined the Ecowatt and Ecogaz schemes launched respectively by RTE and GRTgaz.
Ecowatt is an "electricity system weather forecast", which aims to anticipate peaks in energy consumption with several alert thresholds (green-orange-red) depending on the demand for electricity, over a period of 4 sliding days (from D to D+3).
• Green: Our consumption is reasonable,
• Orange: The electrical system is in a tense situation. Citizen eco-actions are welcome,
• Red: The electrical system is in a very tight situation. If we do not reduce our electricity consumption, targeted power cuts are inevitable. Lights out in unoccupied premises.
Ecogaz adopts a similar logic of "gas weather" informing of possible tensions of supply on the gas network, by giving a tendency on a range of 5 days, with 4 thresholds of alert (green, yellow, orange, red).
The actions of Icade's energy sobriety plan will be modulated according to the anticipated consumption period.
Adapting the temperatures in the premises
• In winter: Heating set point temperature set at 19°C from 7am to 7pm,
• In summer: Air conditioning set point temperature set at 26°C in occupied premises.
Limiting the use of lighting
• Reduction of lighting on commercial premises and advertising signs,
• Reduction of lighting in our offices,
• Reduction of parking lot lighting,
• Turning off lights in unoccupied premises.
Limiting the use of electrical equipment
• Limiting the use of screens in common areas,
• Programming the turning off of equipment at the end of the day and on weekends (screens, photocopiers, etc.).
Limiting the use of technical systems by adapting the way they operate
• Limiting the use of elevators in order to favor the use of stairs,
• Switching off hot air curtains with appropriate measures for the reception area,
• Programming computers for a slow charge, encouraging the use of screens on standby.
Concentrate uses within the buildings
• Organize the use of spaces in a more optimal way during low traffic periods.
Adapting the sustainable mobility policy to encourage more frugal practices
• Deployment of a carpooling incentive system,
• Mandatory train travel for all trips within 3.5 hours.
Adapting the operating procedures of technical systems
• Setting and optimizing lighting and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) time programs at off-peak hours to smooth and shift the load,
• No charging for electric vehicles between 8am and 12pm,
• Turning off video screens in common areas,
• Implementation of low-energy menus in the company restaurant (low-temperature cooking....).
Limiting the opening hours of the buildings
• Opening of the buildings from 8am and closing from 7pm in order to reduce the use of technical systems.
• Guide, webinars, energy report, ambassadors, animations, nudges...
Raising awareness among tenants and service providers
• Information meetings, guide, energy efficiency diagnoses, nudges ...