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Revision of the energy part of the French "Environmental Approach of Urbanism" guidebook

Country : France .
Client : ADEME - French Environment and Energy Management Agency .
Start Date : 2005
Completion Date : 2006
Value of services : 22 000€
Funder : ADEME (French Environment and Energy Management Agency)
Associate/Partner : N/A
Description :
In 2003, IED was mandated by ADEME (French Agency for Environment and Energy Efficiency) elaborate the energy part of the Environmental Approach of Urbanism (AEU®).

In 2005, a major revision work turned out to be necessary in order to obtain a final and homogeneous guide covering the 5 thematic parts of AEU to be published in 2006.
1. sound environment
2. waste management & efficiency
3. water management & efficiency
4. mobility management & efficiency
5. energy management & efficiency

Within the energy field, some major update were necessary due to its quick evolution and important evolution in regulatory and technico-economical framework. During the period 2003-2005, local communities gained a major role on decentralised electrification. Climate change issues or major national programmes for development of renewable energy sources as well as rational use of energy have been set up.
Description of the Actual Services Provided Within the mission, IED had completely review the Energy guide in order to :
1. update the regulatory framework as well as specific data and figures
2. modify the edition in order to match with the guidelines indicated to reach an homogeneous document linked to the other thematic approaches (sound, waste, water, transport)