Social housing and energy saving in Greater Lyon[Research paper] by Hélène Doutriaux

2009-01-30

The author was part of the "Alternative Management" third year program in HEC Paris in 2007/2008.

As part of the building industry, social housing is affected by the decisions made in the environment and energy fields. The increase in the prices of energy has to be prevented by social landlords to secure their tenants creditworthiness, even if social buildings are generally in better condition than private ones. To that end, the construction of buildings with little energy needs and the restoration of existing buildings in order to limit their consumption could be considered. Even though it looks like social landlords begin to feel concerned and are aware of the matter, their contribution to restoring the buildings in Greater Lyon remains timid. Why is that so? The situation can be explained by a combination of structural factors (role of the tenant, financing, and State's withdrawal) with the current economic circumstances (high land prices, lack of experience and technologies).

Quote article  Hélène Doutriaux, « Social housing and energy saving in Greater Lyon », 30 january 2009, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/74.sls

In the same section

Tourism, business and ethics : sustainable tourism and the French market

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Romain Lhez

Sustainable tourism is a popular and widely discussed concept. These discussions often lead to gross distortion of reality. Simple questions are to be asked in order to make progress in the debate: Who is promoting sustainable tourism? What logic is underlying it? A comparative survey was carried...

>>Read more

« Participando, articulando, cobrando… » : Understanding the Participatory Budget of Porto Alegre through social trajectories of its participants.

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Luis Emilio Cuenca Botey

This research is a socio ethnographic description of the Participatory Budget in Porto Alegre, Brazil. First, through the ethnographic observation, I describe the deliberative skills of people participating in the Council of the Participatory Budget (CoP), the main deliberation council for the...

>>Read more

The Good Consumer and the Bad Citizen - by Robert Rochefort

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Samia Mia Kassem

Can we drive SUV and bother about global warming? Go to discount stores and be enraged by relocation? Here lie French consumption's inconsistencies today. As they were born in a consuming mould, citizens torn between good and bad instinctively turn to bad. Nevertheless an inner voice guides us...

>>Read more

Hunger Zero, ending with hunger in the world – By Bruno Parmentier

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Hélène Loustau

This book describes the state of hunger in the world, its stakes and its possible solutions. From a holistic perspective, the author sets out the issues to feed humanity at the beginning of the 21st century. While overcrowding and global warming are real issues, hunger is in fact a human creation,...

>>Read more

Ecological Footprint and sustainable Diet

[Essay]

[Essay] : Claire Nativel

Over the past few years, a responsible consumption movement has emerged: organic, local and seasonal consumption have become the new creeds for consumers who want to reduce their impact on the environment. But what do they choose between an organic non-local apple and a non-organic local apple? Do...

>>Read more

With the same theme

With the same doctype

Research paper

Access to Health Care for African... Facing a new phenomenon of African... by Nastassja Kern
What is the link between Degrowth and... In our society, work is preached like... by Claire-Isabelle Roquebert
The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity,... Whereas the German sociologist Max... by Brice Jeullin
FabLabs, Makerspaces: New Forms of... Created more than ten years ago by the... by François Bottollier-Depois
The Army and the social and... This essay focuses on the contribution... by Maëlle Bouquet
Carbon offset operators in France: How... Very different actors participate in... by Néné Maïga
The arguments of the debates on German... Codetermination is a form of corporate... by Fabien Hildwein
Energy self-sufficiency with renewable... Our economic and social model is not... by Alexis Lemeillet
Is the motivation at work of young... The nature of executives' work has... by Sébastien Stenger.
Is integration business a strategy... The purpose of this dissertation is to... by Nathalie Rusé