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Key Facts


Moulins Municipality

Moulins Habitat

EDF Optimal Solutions

Lyonnaise des Eaux

Real Project Partner

 Services Planned

Energy Management Service


Energy Decision Support Service 

Creche à petit pas: associative nursery / general hospital nursery

Type of building: Nursery and administration (in three buildings)

Surface (m²): 770 + 520 + 350 = 1640

Number of users: 28 + 17 + 13 = 58 staff members

Number of visitors: 180 + 100 + 80 = 360/day

Savings planned: 15% overall; 25% peak demand



In Moulins (France) the SMARTSPACES project is piloted in Creche à petit pas, an associative nursery / general hospital nursery. Public buildings such as nurseries and early child-hood facilities are some of the few structures in which services of public authorities are based on intense co-operation while communication is not only exchanged over the counter. At the same time, fees are mostly linked to running costs which are likely to increase as prices for energy supply do.

The nursery respects the thermal regulations 2012. Hence, the conception and realisation of the building is linked to energy efficiency with solutions to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The realisation concerns heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, electricity and building monitoring systems to get a better comfort and environment for users, staff and visitors.

The metering technology is implemented by Lyonnaise des Eaux. The services implemented are based on and use an existing solution from the same company. Real Project Partner is responsible for the presentation of energy consumption as part of the Energy Decision Support Service on the TV screens distributed around the buildings.


Catherine Jonet

House of Childhood  and Family Manager

Since the presentation of the TV screens to the parents and children, I notice that they are more sensitive in saving energy and decreasing consumption in our building by simple actions of good way.