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Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris
CLIMESPACE Control Centre, Paris Diderot
An exemplary, clean mode of cooling in terms of the environment and combating urban islands.
As Paris gets ready for the world COP21 climate conference, Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, inaugurated the new headquarters of CLIMESPACE, on boulevard Diderot in Paris on Friday 17 April, in the presence of Isabelle Kocher, Deputy CEO of ENGIE and Frédéric Martin, Chairman of CLIMESPACE.
In the heart of the capital, CLIMESPACE, ENGIE Group, operates and develops one of the largest district cooling systems in the world through a public-private service contract for the City of Paris.
The opening ceremony of its new premises in the centre of Paris was an opportunity for the Mayor and her delegation to discuss the extraordinary contribution of the CLIMESPACE district cooling system, the major energy transition challenges and the Climate Plan of the City of Paris.
In fact, the district cooling system is one of the most innovative ways to meet the challenges of urban concentration and the fight against urban heat islands. Compared with an individual cooling solution, it achieves significant improvements in energy efficiency (+50%), reduced CO2 emissions (-50%) and lower greenhouse gases (-90% ) while reducing water consumption (-65%).
In Paris, the district cooling system uses chilled water from the Seine to cool its network. With energy efficiency twice that of stand-alone facilities, the CLIMESPACE system avoids more than 20,000 tonnes equivalent of CO2 emissions every year.
Perfectly integrated into architecture and completely invisible, the CLIMESPACE district cooling system has provided the City of Paris and its people with a genuine tool to fight against climate change and an energy solution that is environmentally friendly, innovative and consistent with the sustainable development issues of a global capital.