During the first global lockdown, in order to cope with the cancellation of trade shows, innovative companies contributing to the transfromation of the habitat conceived the independent and 100% online event « Digital habitat ». Which was maintained in 2021 and 2022, as it has been a great success.
The 30 partners have a double objective:
Promoting the digital innovations deployed by housing players to transform their businesses, their services, their responses to the future needs of territories.
Contributing to the sectors’ reflection on the long-term opportunities offered by proven technologies.
We would like to thank all the participants for their enthusiastic collaboration, their transparent and attractive discourse, and their inspiring sharing of experience.
We salute the inexhaustible energy of Mélanie Lafleur and the Cellance team for their commitment to the success of this event.
OVERVIEW OF THE 2022 EDITION
1 - THE EFFECTS OF THE RETURN OF INFLATION ON HOUSING ARE WEIGHING ON THE POOREST HOUSEHOLDS
Connected technologies make it possible to provide the standard of services needed to accurately estimate and reduce energy consumption from the home to the boiler room, via the common areas. An investment that helps to minimise potential tenant defaults and to control the energy consumption of the stock as a cost centre under pressure.
2 - THE BUILDING SECTOR IS AT THE FOREFRONT OF FRANCE'S CARBON NEUTRALITY OBJECTIVE IN 2050
The main lever remains the mass renovation of the French building stock and the support of the sector through the mobilisation of new forms of action and financing.
3 - HYBRIDIZATION IS THE KEY TREND IN LIVING SPACES
The speakers called for the accelerated reinvention of the building industry through digital technology toward the concept of Building 4.0:
› Scalable and reversible (tertiary to residential conversion) ;
› Simple and efficient for users;
› Intelligent to meet the requirements of the developer and the operator;
› Low-carbon oriented to create better value.
4 - SOCIAL LANDLORDS FACE THE INTEGRATION OF STRATEGIC CHANGES AND NEW PRACTICES IN SOCIAL HOUSING
Social landlords, through their presence, resilience and proximity, are taking on the role of social support and digital mediator. The next step will certainly be training in eco-gestures and in individual energy management. Digital technology allows us to provide a first level of service to the customer, which should free up time for other missions such as support. A critical change concerning social landlords.
5 – TO FACE THE ENERGY CHALLENGE, TENANTS MUST BE SUPPORTED TO BECOME ACTORS OF CHANGE
Make energy in the home a subject of reflection in its own right, particularly for vulnerable groups, who come up against a certain number of obstacles that can be overcome by the presence in the field of an "ambassador-transferee". He or she can help the household to become aware of or recognise the existence of an energy-related problem. It is not simply a matter of dialogue but of sharing concrete deliverables showing key statistics. This requires the ability to monitor the building.
6 - TENANTS BECOME ACTORS IN IMPROVING THEIR LIVING ENVIRONMENT AND PRESERVING THEIR COMFORT
Setting up a local team makes it possible to establish a local dynamic. By establishing a natural and non-intrusive dialogue, it is possible to transmit messages about good energy practices in the housing. From the moment that a common ambition is deployed, through words and results in the face of an energy bill, there is a valorisation of the human element which is not so common in the ambient discourse on these declassified neighbourhoods.
7 - MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF THE ENERGY PERFORMANCE OF HOUSING HAS NOW ENTERED A MATURE PHASE
It is urgent to innovate in order to last. Setting up a consumption monitoring system on a percentage of a volume of dwellings makes it possible to qualify the renovation needs as accurately as possible and before the client-tenants discover a bad surprise during the heating season.
8 - NO, "CONNECTED OBJECTS" DO NOT MEAN GADGETS
Technology is now mature enough and at an acceptable cost to design IoT products that are truly human-based and ROI solutions. So how do we ensure that the technology integrated into the home is as efficient as possible without affecting the comfort of the occupants, and as broad as possible to achieve economies of scale? By using the right amount of embedded IoT!
9 - DATA GOVERNANCE, A MAJOR CHALLENGE FOR ORGANISATIONS
It is not a question of social landlords selling residents' data. However, it is important to make the data usable, agile and useful, while ensuring that the most critical and personal data is secure. After taking charge of the life cycle, the landlord will take on a new role, that of trusted third party in data management.
10 - FACED WITH THE VASTNESS OF THE HOUSING RENOVATION PROJECT, NEW FINANCING METHODS ARE EMERGING
The "impact loan" should find a place of choice in the portfolio of social landlords. Its principle is simple: link part of the cost of the loan to the achievement of socially and environmentally virtuous extra-financial criteria.
The building sector is the largest energy consumer in France. It is also a key sector for sustainable development, directly contributing to society's well-being and, more generally, to employment and GDP.
› Challenge 1 : Design virtuous buildings in the name of the international commitments made by France and, first and foremost, as a legitimate requirement with regard to climate issues.
› Challenge No. 2 : Build smart buildings that consume only what they need to consume. This is where on-board and connected technology allows for real-time monitoring and the production of consolidatable and relevant data in the analysis of the building's life cycle.
› Challenge No. 3 : Build buildings that can evolve by anticipating the possible transition from tertiary premises to housing, for example. Today, the cost of such a transformation is still not compatible with any idea of massification.
› Challenge No.4 : Design resilient buildings by acting on summer comfort or heat clusters. We must be able to fastly build housings capable of coping with summer peaks of 50°C in many French territories.