Lyon's demonstration area is Lyon Confluence - one of the largest urban redevelopment projects in France (150 ha – 600 000 m2 existing floor area – 1.000.000 m2 of new buildings). It is the first WWF approved urban development in France and it is the largest urban redevelopment area in France with such an ambitious target such as the zero carbon objectives: the annual greenhouse gases emissions at the end of the urban project must not be superior to the level of emission at the project start.
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  • refurbish 35,000 m2 of existing buildings to reduce their energy consumption
  • develop local renewable energy production: photovoltaic systems (1MWp) and a wood-fired co-generation power plant (2MWe/4MWth)
  • reduce the use of conventional cars by providing alternative means of transport for inhabitants: smart charging stands, electric-vehicle car-sharing system and an autonomous driverless electric shuttle
  • develop a data platform to monitor energy production and consumption in the area, and the actual effects and benefits of measures implemented to reach the zero carbon objective
  • involve citizens in the redevelopment of the Lyon Confluence area and the implementation of new services (creation of an urban living lab to allow citizens and users to co-design the smart city solutions).
  • increase the quality of life of inhabitants through construction of comfortable and affordable dwellings and office places, convenient public spaces, easy access to the district, etc.

SPL Lyon ConfluenceLyon Metropolis

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