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Project Info

Size10,342sq m
When Schneider Electric France decided to move its Energy Business from Grenoble suburbs (part of the GreenOvalley building footprint reduction project), it began its path to LEED certification as part of the company’s corporate commitment to environment and energy efficiency. The project consists of four floors in an industrial campus located in Grenoble, France. Public transportation, bicycle networks (Grenoble City enforced development) and EV car sharing are available for the 500 employees who work inside the building. The office HVAC water-based system is made of two hybrid aquifer heat pumps. High efficiency, air handling units for chilled water and fan coil units were installed. Nine AHUs provide conditioned air for the spaces and for the 340 Fan Coil Units controlled zones (HVAC and Lighting controllers). Ecostruxture(C) Building Operation ensures the control of all HVAC systems. Energy metering is paramount in Schneider Electric Buildings and the Technopole building alone has around 235 electrical, 88 thermal and 9 potable water meters. All meters are connected to Ecostruxture(C) Power Monitoring system. More than 50 percent of the space has natural daylight and all artificial light is provided through LED lighting. To reduce the overall office footprint and encourage the use of alternative methods of transportation, there are covered bicycle racks at the entrance of the building and an additional 200 long term bicycle storage on the campus and electric car charging stations. Preferred parking also is offered to low emitting vehicles and those who carpool. To achieve LEED certification, the project was designed, built, inspected and commissioned by French building professionals together with internal Schneider Electric real estate team.