École Polytechnique's innovative and sustainable procurement policy praised
École Polytechnique is a winner of the 2022 Innovation Procurement Awards for its building management project that optimizes "heating, ventilation and air conditioning" consumption thanks to artificial intelligence developed as part of its Climate Plan and its commitment to the energy transition.
The Innovation Procurement Awards were created in 2020 by the French State Purchasing Department to highlight good procurement practices in terms of innovation, whether it be the purchase of an innovative solution or service or innovation in purchasing practices.
The solution for optimizing building "heating, ventilation and air conditioning" consumption thanks to artificial intelligence chosen by École Polytechnique's purchasing department and which earned it an award is developed by the start-up Accenta.
Launched in 2016 and supported by the entrepreneurship and innovation center, the Drahi-X Novation Center, Accenta has developed an intelligent low-carbon boiler room that enables inter-seasonal energy storage. By using solar heat or heat recovered from air conditioning systems, for example, it makes it possible to achieve the most ambitious energy and environmental performance objectives for a building.
Developed in partnership with École Polytechnique, the ARMINES (Mines ParisTech) Center for Energy Efficiency Systems and the Bureau de Recherche Géologique et Minière (BRGM), the Accenta technology is based on two tools: the accenta.design software, which enables the most efficient boiler room to be designed while limiting investment costs; and the accenta.ai platform, which draws up an energy production and storage plan based on the building's needs.
École Polytechnique's use of the Accenta solution is in line with the energy transition and development commitments that the School made as part of its Climate Plan published in January 2022.
The reduction of 20% of greenhouse gas emissions per user on the campus for energy and the achievement of 50% of its orders under responsible purchasing criteria are among the 10 objectives that X has committed to achieve within 5 years as part of its Climate Plan.