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CUBE 2020: first summer ranking demonstrates contest’s effectiveness

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Nelson Mandela School - Candidate building of the City of Angers in CUBE 2020 3rd edition

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.


In the TOP 20, the leader is a POSTE IMMO building located in the French town of Laxou (Eastern France). But let’s underline the very good score of the Corsican energy agency ADEME, that reaches the 2nd ranking with 14.5% cumulative energy savings, closely followed by ENEDIS and EDF buildings.


As for private companies, BNP Paribas (MERIGNAC Kennedy) ranks 16th with 7.5% and the ORANGE shops have made an excellent start with around 7% of energy savings. GENERALI Real Estate and Credit AGRICOLE Immobilier (Montrouge Campus) enter the “Greenhouse gas emissions” TOP 20.


State-owned buildings are well represented too, with the Direction Départementale Interministérielle de Valenciennes (10.9%) and the CSTB in Champ-sur-Marne (8,5%). Regional and local authorities stand out from the ¨peloton¨ with good scores in the city of Angers, the city of Cugnaux, and the high-school Lycée des Métiers Eugène Freyssinet in Saint-Brieuc.


Last but not least, a nice surprise: the Château Rouge Residence of Lerichemont group, the only collective housing building involved in the competition, makes an outstanding 10.7% in April.


Of course, these first rankings give no reliable indication of who will be the final winners of the CUBE 2020 contest in each category. The competition is still wide open!


A great number of participating buildings in this third edition have allowed the organizer (French Institute for Building Performance, IFPEB) and its partners to organize local meetings for the candidates everywhere in France. In the Hauts de France region, Lyon and metropolis, Toulouse, Bordeaux and in the Pays de la Loire region, local candidates and other commercial buildings’ owners had the opportunity to share their experience and best practices. Who will run the greatest team in the 4th edition of the contest beginning in 2018? The Hauts de France region? The city of Lyon?


CUBE2020 once again demonstrates how relevant this is: every building, by deploying eco gestures, better building management and operation, and providing an entertaining competition between the candidates, can easily and cost effectively reach up to 10 to 15% of energy savings.


And surely, the buildings that will join the 4th edition on 1 July 2018 will be on their path to reach the National French goals of reducing their energy consumption by 25%, and minimally, should reach the European goals of 20% by 2020.


Discover the first summe's rankings in the press release.

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