LIFE CirculEnergies

Development of tomorrow’s zero-carbon business parks

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The LIFE CirculEnergies project was born of two observations:

  • The need for organizations and businesses to make the transition to a low-carbon economy has been recognised. However, implementation remains complex. This is particularly the case for business parks, which occupy an important place in our territories, accounting for 30% of urbanized areas. These business parks are truly lungs of economic activity for the region, but their urban development model is now being rethought: high energy consumption, artificialisation soil, carbon-based mobility, unsuitability for climate change, frequent disconnection from the surrounding urban fabric are just some of the issues that need to be addressed.
  • A large number of economic actors essential to the life of the region are also located in these industrial areas. Especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). These companies face numerous difficulties in implementing their energy and environmental transition (difficulties in finding financing solutions, lack of time or resources, difficulties in sorting out requirements, regulatory complexity, etc.). They need support to make their transition a success.

In this context, GreenFlex, Tecsol, Valoen and LLC & Associés decided to join forces to create a consortium with complementary skills, with the aim of accelerating the low-carbon transition of business parks. To this end, the consortium offers a turnkey solution covering all stages of a project and all energy-related issues (energy efficiency, renewable energies and sustainable mobility). In addition, the consortium is proposing an innovative collective approach on the scale of the business park, to create local renewable energy loops while guaranteeing a relevant and competitive economic model for all economic players.

The business parks targeted by this support are medium-sized, bringing together activities in the tertiary, commercial, craft or industrial (small-scale industry) sectors, with a significant presence of SMEs/SMIs.

This project is co-financed by the European Union’s LIFE programme, which supports innovative projects in the fields of climate and the environment. The programme will be implemented throughout the whole of France until 2025.


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