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Cities to Be, a network event

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Cities to Be will be at the crossroads of regional, national, European and international construction and sustainable city networks with a day dedicated to networks as a prelude to the Conference.

The conference has been jointly created by key partners who have been meeting on support committees since early 2019.

An event supported and funded by national and regional structures

ADEME, Agence de L'environnement et de la Maitrise de l'Énergie, 8e congres du batiment durable, 2019, Angers


The work of the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management is to implement public policies in the fields of environment, energy and sustainable development. The Agency provides companies, local authorities, public authorities and the general public with its expertise and advice to enable them to make progress in their environmental approach.

Réseau Batiment durable, 8e congrès Batiment Durable, 2019, Angers

Réseau Bâtiment Durable

Throughout France, resource centres and clusters that are part of the Réseau Bâtiment Durable work to achieve the quality and environmental, energy and health performance of the built environment. The members of the Network share a common goal to inform, support and promote dialogue with local professionals in construction, real estate, urban planning and development. There are now 24 of them and together they focus on bringing fresh ideas to the building, property and development sector: in each territory they are important partners of the ADEME and the Sustainable Building Plan.

Plan Bâtiment durable, 8e congrès Batiment Durable, 2019, Angers

Plan Bâtiment Durable [Sustainable Building Plan]

Launched in January 2009, the Sustainable Building Plan brings together a larger number of building industry and property development professionals every year around a shared goal: to promote the achievement of energy and environmental efficiency objectives in this sector. Chaired by lawyer Philippe Pelletier, it ensures continuous consultation within the sector and is testament to the continuous commitment of professionals at national and regional levels. This makes it a valuable source of new ideas for French public authorities.

Région Pays-de-la-Loire, 8e congrès Batiment Durable, 2019, Angers

Pays de la Loire Region

The energy transition plan that the Region adopted at the end of 2016 has three main objectives: to triple the production of renewable energies, renovate 100,000 homes in 5 years and become the leading region in France for electromobility. These regional financial resources are also complemented by those mobilised by the departmental energy unions (114 million euros). ADEME has also already made a commitment to allocate 15 million euros to energy transition under the 2015-2020 State-Region Contract Plan. To evaluate the implementation of this roadmap and to make the necessary additions to it, the Region is committed to carrying out an annual review and organising a regional energy conference.
The energy transition regional road map, in five points:

  • Developing renewable energy production;
  • Transforming real estate and boosting business efficiency;
  • Developing sustainable mobility;
  • Storing energy, carbon and developing innovative uses;
  • Building smart grids.
Angers Loire Métropole, 8e congrès Batiment Durable, 2019, Angers

Angers Loire Métropole

Angers Loire Métropole’s mission is to bring together the strengths and assets of member municipalities to develop its territory and develop a shared project.
Angers Loire Métropole has been committed to sustainable development for more than 20 years. Since 2015, its ambition has been to consolidate two themes considered as priorities in the face of the environmental, economic and social challenges to which they are linked: the preservation of biodiversity and energy and climate transition.
Both are part of the 2016-2030 territory project, an important roadmap that defines the territory’s ambitions for the next fifteen years.
Two projects currently structure the sustainable development policy of Angers Loire Métropole:

  • Biodiversity Agenda 21;
  • The Climate Plan
Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction

With more than 100 members, including 26 countries, the Global ABC (Global Alliance for Building and Construction) is the biggest international platform for governments, private companies, civil society and intergovernemental and international organizations, which allows them to take up the challenge and go towards efficient and resilient zero emission buildings. The organization is recognized as unmissable influencer during international meeting focused on challenges of urbanization and climate change control, like annual conferences of the United Nations on climate change and the G20.

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DENA (Deutsche Energie-Agentur)

DENA is Germany’s centre of expertise for energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and intelligent energy systems. As the “Agency for the Applied Energy Transition”, it contribute to the attainment of energy and climate policy objectives. It develop solutions and put them into practice, both nationally and internationally. In order to achieve this, it bring together partners from politics and industry across all sectors – with an enthusiasm for one of the most exciting challenges of our time.