FIFTH CALL FOR LOW-CARBON AND CLIMATE SOLUTIONS
SEKOYA's fifth call for low-carbon & climate solutions has closed.
The winning solutions of this call for solutions have been announced.
The construction sector has an important role to play in the ecological and energy transition. The building industry is indeed one of the two sectors that can have the biggest impact in terms of climate change mitigation, with a 66% potential reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, as Le Moniteur reminds us.
This is why it is essential to renew construction practices by adopting eco-design, - which takes into account all stages of the building's life cycle,
from its construction to its dismantling, knowing that materials often represent between 40 and 60% of the emissions of the construction of a structure -, and by deconstructing existing buildings in a careful and methodical way in order to recover and recycle materials as best as possible and thus preserve resources that are sometimes non-renewable or whose availability is not infinite. In this regard, the European Taxonomy regulation, which encourages sustainable activities, stimulates eco-design upstream and expertise in deconstruction and recovery of materials in all their forms downstream.
With the launch of this 5th call for solutions, the Sekoya Club intends to promote the “deconstruct to build better” approach.
In parallel, and considering current events, the corporatepartners have decided to focus on a second theme: “water and its responsible uses”. Drought episodes arebecoming recurrent in France. On a European level as well as on a global level, more and more regions are affected by the lack of water due to climate change. Implementing water-saving devices, allowing, or encouraging the use of grey water or rainwater, a resource that has been neglected in France until now, or exploiting the potential of water to help with heating and cooling are all virtuous approaches.
Sobriety in construction, energy sobriety and water sobriety go hand in hand.
1. Deconstruct to build better:
2. Water and its responsibles uses:
HOW DOES SEKOYA WORK?
The Carbon & Climate platform seeks to identify and qualify innovative, sustainable and low-carbon solutions through an online application process. Eiffage and its partners will qualify the most effective solutions (via a carbon footprint statement and a life cycle analysis) with a potential to contribute to a more frugal construction.
The platform is technically operated and hosted by the Impulse Labs accelerator, an actor experienced in identifying innovative solutions since its creation.
FOCUS ON CARBON & CLIMATE ISSUES:
New Forms of Mobility
Biodiversity and Ecological Engineering
Low-carbon Design and Implementation
Methods and Tools
Renewable Energies and Energetic Performance