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“SMART CITY” and “e-NITIATIVE BUILDINGS” by SPIE Giving a new meaning to cities and buildings

Cergy, 19 May 2016 – Following COP21, SPIE presents its proposals in relation to SMART CITY and e-NITIATIVE BUILDINGS to mayors and local authority leaders.

Urban development generates new challenges and numerous opportunities, so we have to rethink the city and its environment on the basis of the choices of local authorities and the needs of their citizens. SPIE proposes to “give cities a new meaning” by creating new smart, performing, sustainable environments, offering everyone the potential for innovation and optimisation.

Improving development of the urban environment

SPIE is working towards sustainable mobility, by helping to introduce transport generating little or no pollution. Over these 3 days, the Group will present its new global ORIOS offer in relation to the installation, supervision, maintenance and technical and commercial exploitation of electric vehicle charging points in France. The Group also plays a key role in traffic improvement, via intelligent systems designed to optimise vehicle management and provide information to operators, drivers and users in real time. Lastly, SPIE develops, improves and enhances the security of transport infrastructures (roads, motorways, airports, rail, maritime and river transport).

Optimising and improving security of public areas

Management of public lighting, road signs, video protection, access control, restoration of districts, showcasing cultural heritage, etc. SPIE plays a daily role in redefining urban space with a view to building towns which generate less pollution, consume less resources, have improved lighting and are more secure thanks to SPIE's expertise in external networks and public lighting.

Creating smart buildings: SPIE's offer dedicated to e-NITIATIVE BUILDINGS

SPIE offers expertise in the development of buildings. Its services range from restoration of old buildings to the development of HQE® buildings. Offices, industrial premises, high schools, administrative buildings, hospitals, residential premises, museums, sports centres, shopping malls…, SPIE's desire to optimise the overall performance of the building extends to all facilities.

The aim of SPIE's initiatives is to:

  • improve the comfort of occupants by using intelligent home control systems and connected information systems;
  • guarantee the security of property and individuals;
  • facilitate the work of operators;
  • monitor and automate the installations by adjusting parameters in accordance with occupation;
  • enhance the reliability and durability of installations;
  • offer a quality service by managing the building anytime and anywhere;
  • optimise operating costs and running costs;
  • meet challenges relating to energy and respect the environment;
  • reduce the carbon footprint through use of new energies.

Developing communicating areas

Today, local authorities are advocating communication without frontiers and cities are reinventing themselves with a view to offering their inhabitants the best possible environment. SPIE is actively contributing to this emergence of the smart city by deploying local digital networks. Also at the heart of urban technological development and digital transformation, Big Data and the Internet of Things allow multiple data from sensors and supervisors to be exploited, enabling bespoke services to be provided: management of energy use, comfort of the occupant, monitoring and regulation of transport systems, etc. With open data, citizens can access public data and also develop their own on-line applications. SPIE is a stakeholder alongside urban players. In the health field, for example, the growing use of connected objects is facilitating the expansion of telemedicine, which is having a fundamental impact on medical prevention and on patients’ daily lives. In the sphere of education, the ‘2.0 school’ tools are transforming learning methods, with the support of SPIE's expertise in relation to digital infrastructures, deployment of facilities and global managed services.

Supporting energy transition

The transformation of the European energy landscape (new modes of electricity consumption and use, intermittency of renewable energy, proposed reduction of CO2 emissions) means that distributors have to modernise the networks in order to incorporate new information and communication technology. SPIE is helping to set up an energy mix which is balanced, diversified and flexible, by providing operators and users with effective solutions and helping them to take advantage of new digital technology, such as smart grids. The aim of smart grids is to monitor, model, manage and streamline points of consumption in order to achieve a balance in real time between electricity supply and demand, whilst reducing the carbon footprint.

SPIE is involved with the infrastructures relating to production, transport, transformation, distribution and end use of energy by consumers. SPIE combines electro-mechanical knowledge with expertise in digital technology in order to design, install, outsource and maintain systems which are innovative, performing and efficient.

Over the 3 days of this event, SPIE will be giving presentations in its stand area:

  1. Topic: ‘IRVE’ / Tuesday 31 May: 2.30pm – 3.00pm / Bruno VASLIN: SPIE’s ORIOS offer - for mobility which goes further’.
  2. Topic: ‘Smart Public Lighting’ / Wednesday 1 June: 10.30am – 11.00am / Christian BUYWID: ‘Better lighting, lower consumption’.
  3. Topic ‘Urban Video Protection’ / Wednesday 1 June: 2.30pm – 3.00pm / Alexandre BREYSSE: ‘Urban video protection, a performing tool for prevention, coordination and factual investigation’.
  4. Topic: ‘The connected street’ / Thursday 2 June: 10.30am – 11.00am / Jérôme NIER / ‘Citizens and users in a connected street’.
  5. Topic: ‘Energy Efficiency’ / Thursday 2 June: 2.30pm – 3.00pm / Jack MONCHARMONT: ‘A connected remote meter reading platform to simplify energy management’.



Pascal Omnès
Communications Director
Tel.: +33 (0)1 34 41 81 11


Daniel Boscari
Project financing and local authorities development Manager
Tel.: +33 (0)1 34 41 81 37