Citelum compensates its travels CO2 emissions and develops urban forests with Reforest’Action

Citelum compensates its travels CO2 emissions and develops urban forests with Reforest’Action

Citelum is even more committed to fight against climate change and has partnered with Reforest’Action to restrict the impact of its teams commutes on the planet.

To make-up for the CO2 emissions due to its 2018 professional travels, Citelum will plan 1.407 trees in various high schools in the Paris region and for a greenway project in Verrières-le-Buisson (Essonne).

The initiative carried out in the schools will enable to create a sustainable ecosystem, to contribute to the territory resilience by creating cool areas, to teach about the environment and to involve the students in the planting of 545 trees.

In Verrières-le-Buisson, 862 trees will strengthen the corridor linking the forest to the river Bièvre to protect the site biodiversity while improving the residents’ living environment.

The trees planted by Citelum are linked to the purchase of certified carbon credits related to a deforestation project that was avoided in Paragominas, in the State of Para in Brazil. In addition to the positive impacts on employment, schools and medical structures, the project should prevent over 9.4 million tons of CO2 to enter the atmosphere.

Moreover, Citelum already reduces its CO2 emissions by favoring the use of electric vehicles on some of its contract and thanks to its subsidiary Citégestion digital plateform MUSE® which enables to optimize maintenance rounds and thus to disminish commutes.

Citelum also raises awareness among its employees regarding global warming and encourages them to act responsively individually and collectively.

Citelum and the smart lighting project in Copenhagen recognized at the Green Solutions Awards

Citelum and the smart lighting project in Copenhagen recognized at the Green Solutions Awards

As part of the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Citelum was awarded 1st prize in the Construction21 Green Solutions Awards in the ‘Infrastructures’ category. This award recognizes innovative and sustainable projects around the world that promote the energy transition of cities, buildings and industries.

Launched in 2013, the project to renovate the Danish capital includes the replacement of 18,800 lighting points with new LED lights, i.e. 50% of the city’s street lighting system.

LED technology, which consumes less energy and provides better performances than traditional lights, has allowed Copenhagen to reduce its energy bill by 77% across the renovated section.

A communication network has also been installed with the MUSE® digital platform, developed by Citégestion, Citelum’s subsidiary, which allows the city to remotely adjust the lighting levels in the different districts in real time according to the needs identified, traffic flows, or inhabitant’s lifestyles.

The renovation works were completed in May 2017. In total, the city of Copenhagen has already achieved 55% energy savings and saved 3,200 tons of CO2 per year compared to 2010.

The project was developed in collaboration with the city, and is fully in line with Copenhagen’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.

It also takes into account the capital’s aims to provide greater security, more fluid mobility and a better living environment for its inhabitants thanks to high-performance lighting that is adapted to their needs while also being environmentally friendly and protecting biodiversity.

Electric mobility appeals to the private and public sectors alike

Electric mobility appeals to the private and public sectors alike

After having installed a hundred stations in the Alpes-Maritimes department earlier this year, Citelum and Izivia (formerly Sodetrel) have convinced new clients, from both private and public sectors, inclined to promote a more sustainable mobility.

Citelum and Izivia will install charging points on the European leader in the metalworking industry premises, Nystar, in Auby (North of France). Citelum will connect the stations and implement the appropriate signage while Izivia will oversee the functioning of the IT system and the technical operation.
The new charging points will facilitate the use of electric vehicles for Nystar employees, thus encouraging them to be a part of electric mobility development.

Citelum and Izivia have also won the Syndicat Départemental d’Énergies du Calvados (SDEC) call for tender to manage its park of electric vehicles charging points for 3 years.
The 448 stations located among the 522 municipalities and 16 inter-communal structures, will be maintained by Citelum and supervized by Izivia. Izivia will also be in charge of the charging points’ technical operation notably through the MOBISDEC service.

​Finally, Citelum and Izivia will strengthen the Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur electric vehicles charging points’ network for the next 2 years.
As part of the contract, Citelum will modernize the 280 stations from the Auto Bleue network with new generation plugs and will thus make them compatible with all kinds of electric cars. Citelum will also install 73 new stations on the metropolis territory and maintain the whole network. For its part, Izivia will notably update Auto Bleue stations software to connect them to its platform and oversee the operation of the charging points’ network.

A greener lighting in Ibiza

A greener lighting in Ibiza

Innovation in Ibiza, Spain, where Citelum installed 67 solar lamps on Talamanca and En Bossa beaches.

Beyond substantial energy savings, this equipment will also enable the Spanish city to reduce its CO2 emissions since the devices are totally self-sufficient in energy.

How does it work? All along the day, the photovoltaic panels implemented in the lamps capture the solar energy and keep it in a battery. When night falls, the energy is redistributed to the lamps.

Various intensity levels can also be programmed, offering the city and its citizens an optimal use of its street lighting.

Citelum committed to electric mobility in India

Citelum committed to electric mobility in India

Citelum India alongside EDF International Networks (EDF IN), SOLSTYCE and G2Mobility, has just signed a memorandum to develop an electric vehicle charging point turnkey solution in the Indian territory.

The continued growth of cities and car market in India causes major issues regarding air and noise pollution in the country.

To face these challenges, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided to stop the sale of combustion cars around 2030 and to go all electric.

This ambitious project requires the development of a strong electric vehicle charging point network which also takes into account the constraints of the Indian electric network.

To support India towards a sustainable and green mobility, Citelum India, EDF IN, SOLSTYCE and G2Mobility have formed an alliance to conceive a comprehensive charging solution adapted to the Indian market.

Citelum India will oversee the installation, supervision and operation of the charging service.

On their sides, SOLSTYCE will carry out the feasibility studies, EDF IN will check the impact of the stations on the network and their harmonious incorporation and G2Mobility will be in charge of the smart charging management platform.

More electric mobility thanks to a solution connected to the street lighting network

More electric mobility thanks to a solution connected to the street lighting network

Following the steps of London and Berlin, the Pas-de-Calais Energy French Department Federation (FDE 62) Citelum, Ubitricity and EDF have inaugurated and installed the 3 first charging points connected to the street lighting network in Calais (Hauts-de France), a first in France!

This innovative charging solution requires the installation of a socket on the masts of lighting points to use the street lighting network as a power supply.

To charge their electric vehicles, drivers just have to plug a portable cable in the socket.

Beyond being easy to use, the charging points offer many advantages including a quick deployment as well as reduced installation, maintenance and usage costs compared to other stations.
Thus connected to the already existing lighting equipment, Cities will have access to more locations to install charging points and will be able to open electric mobility more widely to citizens.

One more step towards electric mobility

One more step towards electric mobility

Citelum and Sodetrel, EDF Group subsidiaries for Energy Solutions, have won a contract to deploy electric vehicles charging points in the Alpes-Maritimes department.

The 4-year contract includes the agglomeration communities of Sophia-Antipolis, the most important technology hub in Europe, as well as of the Pays de Grasse and of Cannes Pays de Lerins.

Citelum will install and maintain the stations in the 3 cities. For its part, Sodetrel will implement the IT system to manage the charging service.

In total, around a hundred new electric vehicles charging points will be installed in the department.

Citelum connects the city for better air quality

Citelum connects the city for better air quality

As part of the creation of the AIRLAB, the Airparif laboratory of innovative solutions for air quality, Citelum, a subsidiary of the EDF Group, will be testing a connected urban street furniture prototype that measures mobility in real time.

An active player in the creation of a more sustainable city, Citelum is putting all of its expertise in smart lighting and connected services to work to support Airparif’s policy to improve air quality in the Île-de-France region (suburbs of Paris).

The innovative system draws on urban infrastructure (lighting, traffic lights, cameras, etc.) fitted with next generation image sensors to measure the circulation of the city’s different forms of traffic (vehicles, bikes, pedestrians, etc.).

The data collected is then combined with data from the Airparif air quality surveillance system and processed via the public space management platform MUSE®, developed by Citelum’s subsidiary, Citégestion. These results help decision-makers and urban planners to identify corrective actions and to adapt and develop infrastructure and behavior.

With this pilot project, Citelum and its ecosystem of innovative partners in the field of connected networks and objects are aiming to make an active contribution to the environmental and health goals of the Regional Air Quality Plan “Let’s Change Air in Île de France”.

To mark the launch of the AirLab, Carmen Munoz-Dormoy, CEO of Citelum, gave the statement:

“The city of tomorrow is one that is efficient, sustainable and that looks out for its citizens. Citelum is proud to be working alongside all of the AirLab partners to give inhabitants of the Paris region a better quality of life. Creating visibility and transparency and identifying new areas for improvement in local policies are the main goals of our new system.”

More efficient lighting for Sant Feliu de Llobregat

More efficient lighting for Sant Feliu de Llobregat

Citelum has just signed a contract for the modernization of Sant Feliu de Llobregat’s street lighting in Spain.

The contract includes the renovation of 70% of the lighting system, i.e. 4,067 lighting points, the replacement of 5 equipment boxes and the bringing up to standards of 52 others.

The works will begin in early 2017 and should be completed in under 5 months.

The new installations will then be reconnected to the city’s remote management system for lighting points and equipment boxes, allowing Sant Feliu de Llobregat to remotely control the intensity and duration of the lighting.

Considerable energy savings for a sustainable project

The modernized lighting and the remote management of lighting points will enable the city to decrease its energy bill by 77% and its CO2 emissions by 505 tons.

An ever more comprehensive service offer for Nîmes

An ever more comprehensive service offer for Nîmes

Citelum, grouped with Bouygues Énergies Services, has renewed the lighting and traffic light system contract for Nîmes.

This 7-year design, installation, operation and maintenance contract will allow the city to rebuild 86% of its lighting system.

In total, 22,536 lighting points will be replaced with LED lights equipped with motion sensors to offer citizens the right level of lighting at the right time.

A new offer of connected services

Nîmes will also be installing new connected services to optimize the use of its equipment and offer its citizens a better living environment.

The city is planning to introduce a Wi-Fi service as well as a festive and secure sound system on the Esplanade Charles de Gaulle.

Thanks to Citégestion’s platform MUSE®, Citelum’s subsidiary, Nîmes will have detailed records of its energy consumption and the use of its equipment, thus allowing it to identify the sources of energy savings and achieve the objectives of the contract: a 60% reduction in the energy bill and an annual reduction of 3,000 tons of CO2 emissions.