As the “Tour de France” pack of cyclists just biked the first kilometres of the race, the first snapshot is presented of the 236 public and private commercial buildings that have taken the lead in the 2017 Contest for better Use and Building Efficiency CUBE 2020. At the end of April, after four months of efforts, the candidates have a cumulative 3.2% of annual energy savings (that is to say a prospect of 10% by the end of the year) and 3.3% of greenhouse gas reductions. A dozen candidates passed the 10% threshold.
Post date: 10 Jul 2017
As the 2020 milestone for both EU and French domestic climate and energy goals approaches, the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 gets more relevant than ever. It is indeed a solution for owners and users of commercial and educational buildings to efficiently commit to saving the required 25% of energy imposed by French legislation to be reached before 2020. The 200 candidates of the two previous editions of the CUBE 2020 contest, a one-year long competition, saved 10 to 15% of energy on average within a year.
Post date: 24 May 2017
How to mobilise the occupant? The sense of control
The sociological feedback from the survey “Sociocube”, a study led on the first edition of the CUBE 2020 contest (a one-year energy efficiency competition between buildings), shows the basic psychosocial factors to achieve environmental friendly behaviour change at work from employees. Sociologists have notably addressed the issue of the “perceived behavioural control”, which is the liberty and self-determination that people feel when considering a behavioural change.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Tenants – owners might collaborate. Fine, but how?
I, landlord, collaborate with my tenant on an energy savings project
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.
The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year! You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?
Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Following the successful participation of two Belgian candidates (Dupuis Publishers and TPALM, both medalist) in its 2nd edition, the CUBE 2020 contest for a better use in efficient buildings moves forward: the 3rd edition will start on January, 1st 2017 with a new year of competition between commercial buildings (candidates from any European country can apply).
Post date: 25 Oct 2016
Why you should study energy flexibility in buildings
What is it? Is it useful to make preparations for it?
« On a fresh and sunny Monday morning in the winter of 2023, a huge iconic building, the headquarter of a well-known company, hosts 1500 associates willing to warm up and kick start the day.
Post date: 5 Jul 2016
CUBE 2020, A TOOL FOR ANTICIPATING THE COMING REGULATION FOR YOUR BUILDINGS’ ENERGY PERFORMANCE
Concours Usages Bâtiment Efficace 2020
(CUBE 2020) is a general interest initiative aimed at assisting major users of office buildings to effectively reduce consumption linked to usage, while continuing ongoing controlling and operating efforts through implementation of a national competition between occupants.
Post date: 21 Mar 2016
Post date: 11 Jun 2012