World Efficiency Business Tours - October 13-15 2015



Take part in the World Efficiency Business Tours!

This program offers you VIP access to the most innovative sites addressing the resource and climate challenges in the Paris Region!

Make the most of your stay in Paris to visit -for free- the most innovative French sites in waste recovery, green building and water management:


- the biogas-to-energy unit of the Bouqueval/Plessis Gassot landfill. Veolia Environnement manages this site.

the Issygrid first smart grid district in France and the GreenOffice Rueil positive energy office building. Both projects have been developed by Bouygues Immobilier.

- the "SEDIF" water distribution network through the visit of Veolia Water site. "SEDIF" is a public institution in charge of the drinking water production and distribution of 150 cities of the Paris Region (4 million inhabitants). 


Each tour is independent and includes:

  • The visit(s)
  • Transfers by bus from Paris Porte de Versailles

All organizational and logistics costs are taken care of by Paris Region Entreprises.

Registration is required due to limited capacities and will be submitted to validation. 


This program is organized  by Paris Region Entreprises and Reed Expositions in close collaboration with their partners Advancity, Arene and Ademe


Paris Region Entreprises helps foreign companies expand their business and set up their offices in the Paris Region  through a full range of services, completely free of charge. 

From the 13th to the 15th of October 2015


02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Waste recovery tour: the biogas-to-energy unit of the Plessis Gassot landfill

Waste recovery tour: using the biogas from waste to produce energy - Tuesday 13 October from 2:00 to 5:00pm

We regret to inform you that the Waste Recovery Tour is fully booked.

The Plessis Gassot landfill

This business tour offers a unique opportunity to visit a landfill that turns non-recyclable waste from municipalities and commercial operations into renewable energy (electricity and heat).

The biogas recovery system was launched in June 2014 by Veolia Propreté, Dalkia and Clarke Energy. This is the only scheme in France that uses the energy produced from landfill gas to deliver heating and hot water to homes and facilities.



Veolia Environnement is a French transnational company with activities in water management, waste management and energy services

Dalkia is an energy service company that offers management and maintenance services to operators of industrial production sites, public utilities, offices and hospitals. Dalkia is a subsidiary of Veolia Environnement and Électricité de France.

Clarke Energy is a multi-national specialist in the engineering, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants.



Meeting at 2.00pm  at the  business tour meeting point – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles - for transfer to the Plessis Gassot landfill.

Meeting at the "Blue Point", close to the reception desk

3.00pm to 5.00pm visit of the Plessis Gassot landfill including the biogas-to-energy unit.

5.00pm End of the tourreturn to the  business tour meeting point – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

Green building tour - Wednesday 14 October from 2.00pm to 5.00pm




IssyGrid®, the first operational smart grid business district in France

Issygrid is the first French pilot project for district level energy usage optimisation. It was created by an Issy-Les Moulineaux city and Bouygues Immobilier initiative with the help of stakeholders mastering all strategic and technical skills required for the implementation of a smart grid : Alstom, Bouygues Energie et services, Bouygues Telecom, EDF, ERDF, Microsoft, Schneider Electric, Steria and Total.







The Green Office® Meudon, an exceptional NF HQE™ certified building, is the first large-scale positive-energy office building in France.

Developed by Bouygues Immobilier, designed by Ateliers 115 Architectes, the building was sold to Scor and let to Steria, the European leader in IT-enabled business services.







Meeting at 2.00pm  at the  Paris Expo Porte de Versailles

2.30pm to 3.30pm Visit of Issygrid

4.00pm to 5.00pm Visit of the Green Office

5.00pm End of the tour, return to the World Efficiency tradeshow in Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (transfer by bus)


Water distribution Tour - Thursday 15 October from 1.00 pm to 3.00pm

We regret to inform you that the Water Business Tour is fully booked. Do not hesitate to register to our other Business Tours.


Visit of Veolia Eau d’Ile-de-France water supply control center

The SEDIF is the water authority for the Greater Paris area and the French leader in water services which is in charge of the drinking water production and distribution of 150 cities located on the suburbs of Paris (supplying 4 million customers).

The SEDIF missions Veolia Water Ile-de-France to manage its drinking water production and distribution service.

Veolia Water Ile-de-France has launched a major transformation program to centrally control all of the services in real time: the ServO project. 

By registering to this Business Tour, you will have the amazing opportunity to visit the ServO center, the single monitoring and operations water supply control center which takes control of risk and customer response management (treatment plants, supply network, customer response, etc.).



Meeting at 1.00pm at the Business Tour meeting point – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles - for transfer to Nanterre Préfecture Area

Meeting at the "Blue Point", close to the reception desk

2.00pm to 3.00pm: visit of the ServO center within Veolia Water Ile-de-France site

3.00pm End of the tourreturn to the Business Tour meeting point – Paris Expo Porte de Versailles (at around 4:00pm)




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