Inception of Sustainable Places

Sustainable Places (SP) conference was conceived by the PERFORMER (Portable, Exhaustive, Reliable, Flexible and Optimized appRoach to Monitoring and Evaluation of building eneRgy performance) and RESILIENT (coupling REnewable, Storage and ICTs, for Low carbon Intelligent Energy maNagemenT at district level) projects in 2013 under the scope of the Energy-efficient Buildings Public Private Partnership (EeB-PPP), funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme (FP7).

It has since grown into a dissemination and valorization platform for local or national initiatives and Horizon 2020 projects related to innovations for construction, buildings, power grids, and cities. The overall aim is to foster decarbonization efforts in the built environment through deliberate stakeholder engagement and scientific and technological solution valorization actions.

Supporters of Sustainable Places 2018 (SP2018)

SP2018, the 6th SP edition in Aix-Les-Bains, France is an official EU Sustainable Energy Day and benefits from “supporters” comprised of:


The French National Solar Energy Institute (INES)

INES is a local co-host and co-organizer of SP2018. INES is France’s center of reference in the field of solar energy. Based at Savoie Technolac on the shores of Lake Bourget, the institute was set up with the backing of Savoie Departmental Council and Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, and includes research and development teams from CEA, CNRS, USMB, and CSTB. —} Read more



The University of Savoie Mont Blanc (USMB)  

USMB is a local co-host and co-organizer of SP2018. With 14,000 students, a rich offer of multidisciplinary training and 19 internationally recognized research laboratories, USMB has forged close and constructive links with local, regional, European, and global socio-economic actors, which makes it an essential element of Rhône-Alpes dynamics.  —} Read more



French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA Tech)  

CEA List and CEA Liten, two of the institutes that comprise CEA Tech are SP brand owners and co-organizers of SP2018. By improving the competitiveness of companies through product performance and differentiation, CEA Tech acts as a catalyst and accelerator of innovation serving the French industry.  —} Read more




R2M Solution (Research to Market)  

R2M Solution is a co-organizer of SP2018. R2M fills the gap between research activities and market implementation across the fields of Innovation Management, Engineering, Energy, and ICT/Automation. Four branches across EU markets and a highly qualified and multidisciplinary staff to accelerate the innovation trajectory of your ideas and business operating in the areas of science that impact us most.  —} Read more


Solar Power Portal  

The Solar Power Portal is the leading renewable energy resource for all UK solar power and feed-in tariff information. Solar power is one of the few renewable energy generating technologies that can help the UK reach its EU binding targets in urban centers.  —} Read more 




EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

SP2018 is again an official “Energy Day” which aims to encourage citizens and stakeholders to discover and debate the major issues driving the transition to sustainable energy. Energy Days show citizens and business why sustainable energy is important – and help them discover the issues in the transition to secure, clean, efficient energy.  —} Read more 




European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP)  

Founded in 2004 ECTP brings together the collective vision for a leading edge European Built Environment on behalf of our Members. ECTP gathers 160 Member organizations from across the construction sector and other sectors from the whole supply chain of the Built Environment.  —} Read more




Build Up (The European Portal For Energy Efficiency In Buildings)  

Build Up is part of Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) and the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), they offer a variety of services to promote better and smarter buildings across Europe, and currently has nearly 11,000 members worldwide. The BUILD UP portal hosts an array of exciting news, publications, and events, offering a wide range of expertise and best practices on regulatory, financing and technical issues.  —} Read more


Power Info Today

Power Info Today is a leading business to business arena designed for the Power and Energy sector, representing the most advanced Industry Information as it allows our members to reach both ends of the facility procurement chain. Power Info Today features latest news, Industry reports, research Insight, market moves, techno trends, case studies, articles, Interviews on various spectrum within the sector. Power Info Today is categorized into Solar, Wind, Tidal, Hydroelectric, Nuclear, Thermal, Oil & Gas, Renewable, energy efficient and many more.   —} Read more


Executive Agency for Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (EASME)  

EASME aims to help create a more competitive and resource-efficient European economy based on knowledge and innovation. EASME provides high-quality support to beneficiaries, turning EU policy into action. As an executive agency of the European Commission, we manage significant parts of COSME, LIFE, Horizon 2020 and EMFF. EASME ensures that actions funded by these programmes deliver results and provide the Commission with valuable input for its policy tasks’. The EASME is committed to the public service principles for EU civil servants.  —} Read about EASME at SP2018



Schneider Electric France

Schneider Electric’s mission is to develop, for the benefit of our customers, innovative products, and services that simplify the life of their users. They capitalize on the power and promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) to transform cities, reshape industries and change lives with technologies that are transforming the places we live, work and play. Through the promotion of energy efficiency in all our markets, Schneider Electric contributes to solving the energy paradox: limiting global energy demand while reducing the energy divide in rural communities.  —} Read about the SP2018 pilot site visit in Grenoble



Center for Science & Technology in Buildings (CSTB)

CSTB has for mission to guarantee the quality and the safety of the buildings, and to accompany the innovation of the idea to the market. CSTB brings together multidisciplinary skills to develop and share critical scientific and technical knowledge and to provide stakeholders with the answers they expect in their professional practice. CSTB carries out 5 key activities for this purpose: research and expertise, evaluation, testing, certification and dissemination of knowledge. His area of expertise covers construction products, buildings and their integration in the neighborhood and the city.  —} Read more