Dalkia assists European Parliament with carbon footprint reduction plan
The European Parliament has selected Dalkia to manage the technical and energy systems of its real-estate assets. The latest contract is worth total revenue of over 120 million euros for the period (six years, on the basis of a 12-month contract that can be automatically renewed five times).
Dalkia has been a service provider for the European Parliament's sites in Brussels and Luxembourg since 1994. With the Strasbourg site being added from June 1, 2012, the company now manages all of the Parliament's real-estate assets.
"It's a flagship project for Dalkia for several reasons: its size, with more than 1 million square meters under management, the prestige of working for the European Parliament, and the broad range of expertise that is required."
Dalkia's responsibilities cover maintenance of the technical systems and the buildings, which ensure the comfort and safety of the Euro MPs, as well as assistance with the Parliament's environment policy.
"We provide our experience and skills in energy and environmental efficiency to reduce the energy bill and the carbon footprint of the sites that we're in charge of; by way of an example, the technical personnel assigned to the Brussels Parliament use an electric vehicle to limit the environmental impact of their movements."
Dalkia will optimize system operation, select the best technologies, and implement solutions that are more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. It will also help the European Parliament to educate users of the buildings in eco-responsible behavior. The goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 28,000 metric tons over the term of the contract.
The contract will require more than 220 Dalkia employees split between the Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg sites.