SCI SERNIDAM has chosen to build an eco-residence while supporting the development of the local green economy. To this end, within the framework of an eco-responsible hotel business, the SERNIDAM company wished to identify the sustainable development practices that it could put in place. All of them allow us to make savings (reduction of fluid and consumable bills) and consequently to reduce the ecological footprint of our residence. All of them strengthen the citizen awareness in favour of a sustainable growth more respectful of the environment. In addition, their teaching to employees multiplies their impact. As citizens and economic agents working both in a private sphere and in contact with the public, the employees and clients of the Résidence les Grands Vignobles will thus be better prepared to become the exemplary citizens of tomorrow.

Virtuous initiatives introduced in the company's operations

- Application of the principles of selective sorting.
- Incorporation of contents relating to the ecological maintenance of the home and the use of biodegradable products.
- Use of organic and/or short circuit products, learning about the recognition of labels, labelling, the origin of ingredients, introduction of contents relating to water and energy management, in the catering standards.
- Recycling of waste.

General awareness of ecology

- Involvement of administrative staff and educational teams in the organization's carbon footprint.
- Signing of an ecological commitment sheet.
- Use of EcosysGame, the serious game on biodiversity in Aquitaine in the field of sustainable development accessible: http://ecosysgame.fr/index.html
- Establishment of a generalist seminar for staff.
- Sensitization of staff and trainees to responsible behaviour.
- Posting of good practices in training rooms or technical platforms, drafting of an eco-gestures charter or an eco-guide.
- Integration of good environmental practices in the trainee's booklet, or drafting of an article on eco-citizenship in the internal regulations.
- Appointment of an "environment" referent within the teaching team, in-house training conducted by a qualified employee.
- Screening of documentary films: "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore or "Home" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, with debate.
- Support for local initiatives (Libourne town hall's free bicycle project; encouragement to take free bioethanol buses.
- Implementation of an eco-attitude and eco-responsibility charter.

Moderation of energy consumption (electricity, carbon products)

- Choice of reversible air-conditioned heating.
- Equipment of the rooms with double glazing.
- Equipment with low-energy light bulbs returned to the supplier for recycling once out of service, or installation of LEDs, low-voltage lamps.
- Systematic shutdown of computers at the end of the day.
- Configuration of fixed administrative and educational IT equipment to switch to standby mode after 90 minutes of non-use and to switch off automatically at 7 p.m. if not in use.
- Consignment at a temperature of 18° awaiting the arrival of a customer; of 16° in normal times.
- Installation of switches with motion detector in outdoor areas.
- Choice of electrical equipment and appliances according to class A consumption category.
- Emphasis on insulation work to reduce energy loss through windows.

Reduction of everyday consumer goods (paper, supplies, ink, etc.), responsible purchasing, selection of fair trade items.

- Systematic configuration of reprographic equipment in duplex mode, introduction of a quota for photocopied volume for each trainer.
- Partial use of recycled paper.
- Use of e-mails for all forms of internal written communication, distribution of training materials on USB keys.
- Reduction in the number of printers.
- Prioritized use of electronic documents and learning of archiving and filing concepts.
- Use of Bureau Vallée refillable ink cartridges.
- Recovery of old recycled electronic equipment.
- Elimination of the use of disposable tableware.
- Purchase of A4 paper with the PEFC label or FSC certificate.
- Preference given to NF Environnement certified products.
- Use of organic and ecological cleaning products.
- Commitment by the staff to ensure the "closure of the premises". When leaving the premises, the staff take it in turns to ensure that the lights, computers, printers and heating are switched off.
- Programmed reduction of electricity, water, gas, purchased reams of paper and postage between 2 accounting years by 3-5%.

Water saving, active waste management, responsible cleanin

- Installation of water economizers on taps, and variable flow flushing (3 and 6 litres).
- Recovery of ink cartridges by Bureau Vallée, a company specialising in the recycling and collection of this type of consumables.
- Sorting of aluminium coffee capsules, and recovery of plastic cups from the coffee machine.
- Deposit of glass in the voluntary contribution terminals.
- Specific bins for food waste, separate from the waste paper baskets.
- Installation of a container for electric batteries and/or collection of used batteries and accumulators in partnership with Smicval.
- Information provided when maintenance staff are hired, so as to respect the practices of selective sorting, economical management of water and cleaning products, provided by a trainer from the structure.
- Use of biodegradable and/or organic, natural and ecological cleaning products (white vinegar, ecological soaps) or products with labels.
- Intervention of municipal services to train all staff in waste sorting.
- Production of compost for the various plant debris (deposited in the municipal sorting centre).
- Calling on the services of the Paris City Hall for the removal of bulky waste.

Social, sustainable, solidarity and cooperative commitment

- Building design accessible to the handicapped.
- Inscription on the mailbox of the mention "undesirable publicity".

Travel rationalisation plan

- Creation of a shuttle system between the station and the training centre, a secure bicycle garage.
- Use of fuel-efficient light vehicles and raising staff awareness of eco-driving.
- Introduction of a company travel plan aimed in particular at reducing the environmental impact. Deployment of remote communication means (teleconferencing and conference call tools) to facilitate inter-establishment collaborative work.
- Introduction of carpooling on a daily basis and systematically at team meetings.
- Encouraging the use of public transport.