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Green systems configurator tertiary decree deciphers the legislation and prefaces the work on OPERAT

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Green systems configurator tertiary decree deciphers the legislation and prefaces the work on OPERAT

 The search for sources of energy savings is essential for tertiary buildings in the industrial sector. Through several software programs, the publisher Green Systèmes makes it possible to identify these deposits thanks to better management and control of consumption. One of its tools, the Configurator, makes it easy to make the mandatory and tedious declarations that are incumbent on companies under the tertiary decree, on the ADEME (OPERAT) platform.

Interview with Benjamin Colboc, director of Green Systems.

How are companies reacting in this period of energy price inflation?

Until now, the subject of energy was not significant in companies. The price of energy has never been very high in France and it was a chance! We are seeing a renewed interest in the economic world for the electricity bill. Companies are wondering how to maintain their budget by reducing their consumption and are interested in tools to monitor it. Green Systèmes intervenes in this market, by publishing software for energy management (consumption monitoring, search for sources of savings, equipment management, etc.) or to meet the obligations of the Tertiary Decree.

“Our tertiary decree configurator deciphers the essential information and allows you to make all the declarations in 20 minutes, when you have the documents at hand”

Exactly, many manufacturers are not aware of the new obligations incumbent on them under the tertiary decree, you say… What are they?

The tertiary decree, released in 2019, comes from the Elan law. It requires, for all tertiary buildings with a surface area greater than or equal to 1,000 m², to achieve 40% energy savings by 2030, 50% in 2040 and 60% in 2050. Several methods for determining the objectives are possible, in absolute value or in relative value.

Companies are now required to report…

Each « subject functional entity », i.e. each building, must have objectives and meet them by 2030. In addition to this obligation of results, there is an obligation to declare. These are carried out on an ADEME (OPERAT) platform. For each of the buildings subject to the tertiary decree, it is necessary to declare its heritage consumption for 2020 and 2021, but also that for a consumption reference year. This reference year, which is between 2010 and 2019, serves as a benchmark for comparison. It is therefore necessary to choose the most consuming year, to apply the 40% energy savings required by 2030.

How does your tool help make the statement?

It greatly simplifies it. Because achieving it requires reading all the decrees, orders, frequently asked questions… It’s complex and time-consuming. Our tertiary decree configurator deciphers the elements and allows declarations to be made in just 20 minutes, when you have all the documents at hand.

What then does your energy management software allow?

It makes it possible to find sources of savings and to monitor, over time, the energy consumption of a building and the achievement of the objectives set by the tertiary decree. Thanks to this tool, it is possible to publish its consumption for the previous year on OPERAT, as required each year by the tertiary decree.

Is the potential for energy savings in industrial buildings significant?

The share of tertiary consumption in the industrial sector is around 0.5 to 2%. This is quite derisory, for each company taken individually. But, at the collective level, the sources of energy savings are very significant, on tertiary buildings in the industrial sector.


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