Public & participative projects

Public & participative projects

Heat in cities is one of the major challenges of the 21st century.

Many cities are already exposed to sanitary and social difficulties due to high summer heat.

When a report by Public Health France points out that “a summer like that of 2003 could become the norm by the end of the century”, it further illustrates the importance of anticipating the problem of summer “comfort”.

The air-conditioning reflex should not be one of them, in particular because of the “triple climatic bomb” that it represents: the increase in ventilation and air-conditioning equipment significantly increases the consumption of electricity, and above all of refrigerant gases which are extremely harmful to the climate.

Murs et toits blancs pour retirer les climatiseurs des bâtiments

How to fight against this “climatic bomb” and its impacts?

We must act both on public utility buildings (day care centers, nursing homes, hospitals, etc.) and on private buildings. Indeed, summer energy insecurity is widely felt in the most disadvantaged neighborhoods, whose homes are often the least well insulated.

Our team is working on a project to support local authorities to help them clearly identify their problems and find appropriate solutions to avoid the appearance of urban heat islands.

As each territory is different, Cool Roof France does not propose ready-made solutions, but a personalized consulting service.

Cool Roof France cools buildings and cities

Beyond limiting the heat inside buildings, this technique can be insufficient to avoid the appearance of urban heat islands, whose cause is not only the roofs of buildings. Cool Roof France will enable local authorities to identify all the competent actors (Degin Offices in sustainable urban planning, experts in urban greening, etc.), whose actions will complement the benefits of cool roofing.

Cool Roof France’s consulting services for local authorities are divided into five phases :

  1. Identifier des démonstrateurs à surchauffe (bâtiments publics, quartiers prioritaires)
  1. Identify showcases suffering from overheating (public buildings, priority districts)
  2. Create partnerships with competent and complementary actors on the issue of UHI (technical expertise, greening, awareness, etc.)
  3. Ensure social/scientific follow-up to quantify contributions of the proposed solutions
  4. Advocate and inform to share the learnings and good practices of the project
  5. Massify on other sites if the results are satisfactory

You are a local authority and would like to collaborate in the search for complete and sustainable solutions that can be deployed on your territory?
Contact the person in charge of our Solidarity Division, Gwendal Evenou :

Participative Project : Cool Roof France is accompanying

To increase the accessibility of the cool roof, our solidarity pole accompanies citizens wishing to propose the cool roofing in the framework of participative projects.

Discover the project leaders already supported by Cool Roof France:

Initiative Cool Roof Grenoble

Two students of the “Applied Human Sciences” degree of the University of Grenoble Alpes, winners of a call for participative projects from the city of Grenoble.

In addition to the environmental aspect, already demonstrated by all of our projects, the students wanted it to have a social impact. They identified buildings of public utility (EHPAD, hospital, etc.) to carry out this project. The choice fell on La Bifurk, “an associative incubator and a place for artistic, citizen, ecological and sports experiments”.

This showcase has been instrumented by an independent Design Office, whose conclusions are positive, especially on the effect on the reduction of the heat island. The cool roof technology should be extended to more buildings and that a “simple roof painting process for air-conditioned buildings is one of the ways to meet this obligation [tertiary decree]”

Découvrez le témoignage des porteurs de ce projet, en vidéo :

They support us

Ministère de la transition écologiqueRegion BretagneTechnopole Quimper CornouailleLogo Team For The PlanetArkema