The Agency’s main area of expertise concerns the reduction of fossil fuels consumption and greenhouse gases emissions through improvement of energy efficiency in buildings and transports and through encouraging the use of renewable energy. The principle target audience of these initiatives is local governments, social housing companies, local firms and consumer groups. The agency has a major role in developing and implementing energy action plans (Climate and Energy Territorial Plan and Sustainable Energy Action Plan for Covenant of Mayors) on the territory. Moreover it is naturally and regularly consulted for any question relative to energy issues by the 3 big local governments. It is also asked to be a driving force to enhance energy efficiency policy for any stakeholder.
As a local energy agency established under the Intelligent Energy Europe program, ALEC first focused on the energy balance of the Urban Community of Bordeaux. This work lead to a scenario “factor 4” where the building sector, representing 43% of energy consumption, is a major element and means to reduce energy consumption by 10600 toe each year. This long term planning first consists in building a GIS tool referencing needs and resources (begun in 2010) and integrating technical and technological aspects, as well as financial, economical, managing, social, governance and political aspects. Energy planning toward factor 4 concerns a huge range of buildings where EU exchange will be relevant and useful.
ALEC activities also concern small cities of the department, interested in energy saving on their properties on a voluntary basis. Building typologies range in characteristics, uses and management. In this case, Agency assistance concerns energy management through consumption balance of the
property, technical advice and awareness raising. ALEC can share experience of achieved actions plans and through the project hopes to establish long term cooperation agreements with small EU cities. Social housing is gaining importance in agency’s activity. ALEC proposes to coordinate a sub-group on this topic in the aim to bring added value at both local and European level. The agency is also expecting to implement a local pilot project showing the relevance of one of good practices evaluated in the frame of Serpente.
- ALEC – métropole bordelaise & Gironde
30 cours Pasteur, 33000 BORDEAUX, FRANCE
Tel.: +33 5 56 00 60 27, fax +33 5 56 24 75 54, www.aleab33.fr
- Valérie Degrange, Communication & European manager
send an email, Tel.: +33 5 56 00 53 38
- Aude Rosener, Energy Engineer
send an email, Tel.: +33 5 56 00 53 35
- François Menet-Haure, Director
send an email, Tel.: +33 5 56 00 53 36
- Isabelle Rami, Executive assistant
send an email, Tel.: +33 5 56 00 60 27