Smart Building winner of the Green Solutions Awards 2017: Ampère e+ (France)
- by Nadège Rigaudeau
- 2017-11-16 00:00:00
Ampère E+, a deep refurbishment and restructuration of a 1985 office building, is a breakthrough for smart buildings. This project combines smart technologies, high level energy efficiency and users’ comfort. The multiple certifications for this building are a strong testimonial of its sustainability and innovation: HQE Excellent, BREEAM Very Good, BBC Effinergie Rénovation, Well Core and Shell, Well Interiors, and Cradle to Cradle label.
The intelligence of Ampère E+ resides in how it integrates technologies in an open innovation approach with various technical partners.
The building is smart for its users: the next generation BMS and the mobile application Ampère allow users to control lighting and temperature in their work space. The app also serves as an access pass, a payment system for the company restaurant and shows available meeting rooms.
Ampère E+ is the first building in the world equipped with a system of energy production, management and storage, sharply fitting energy needs and behaviours. The building generates energy through solar panels on the roof and energy recovery on elevators. This energy is then stored in used car batteries, a solution supported by the ELSA European programme (Energy Local Storage Advanced system). The discharged energy represents between 5 and 15% of the building consumptions allowing Ampère E+ to temporarily live off the grid depending on the needs.
- Contractor: Sogeprom
- Designer: Ateliers 2/3/4/
- Construction company: SCO
- Consultancy agencies: INEX, Arcora, Peutz, Etamine
- Innovation consultancy: Green Soluce