Renewable energy and water management
Whether it is a residential district, a university campus, or a shopping, hospital or business complex, energy in an eco-neighbourhood comes mainly from renewable (solar, geothermal, biomass, wind) or recovered (waste recovery, heat recovery from data centres and wastewater, cogeneration) energy sources. These stand-alone energy sources, as opposed to centralized networks, are therefore more resilient. In addition, eco-neighbourhoods favour alternative and integrated water management (rainwater, spring water) and ecological wastewater treatment to protect groundwater.
Waste as a resource for a new economy
Although selective sorting is automatic in eco-neighbourhoods, reducing waste production and recycling involves setting up a careful and diverse local organization: composting organic waste that will be used for gardens and green spaces, recycling construction waste, reusing resources as part of a rehabilitation project. Life size laboratories, these smart and innovative neighbourhoods are experimenting with solutions for cities of the future.
Veolia brings comprehensive and integrated solutions in terms of resource management to help local authorities and eco-neighbourhoods meet sustainable city challenges: optimized water management, energy efficiency, alternative energy production, waste recovery, etc.