Launched by the Ministries of Ecology and Housing in October 2015, the Call for Proposals "Industrial Demonstrators for the Sustainable City" (DIVD in French) is dedicated to the emergence of highly innovative urban projects that aim to become a showcase for French excellence in sustainable cities. It is part of the ecological and energy transition for green growth.
Alongside other prestigious projects, the CoRDEES project will now benefit from technical and legal support from the French government for 5 years.
Local and national legislation may be obstacles that can be overcome with the support of the Ministry and national administrations.
This already allowed the project to be granted derogations: the ministries allowed the CoRDEES team to employ ducts normally reserved for telecommunications cables. That will enable the team to deploy the energy sensors more effectively inside the buildings.
Being chosen by the ministries also granted access to workgroups shared by other national projects to the CoRDEES project. Taking part in these workgroups allows us to learn from other projects but also to disseminate our learnings.
Read about the CoRDEES project on the ministry website.