Les Echos – April 11, 2016 – Rubrique PME ET REGION
Aquatic centers, arenas or convention centers, given the heavy loads operating assume that these facilities are often deficient. To the chagrin of communities that own them. Based in Messein (Meurthe-et-Moselle), the company offers Elisath recent months, a software controlled management of heating, electricity and consumption, based on the influx of users followed in real time.
“Thus, when attendance peaks, the system, which takes into account the heat generated by visitors and by the operation of different devices, reduces heating but depending on the equipment concerned, increases the water treatment device pools or ventilation” says Elisabeth Ferlet, founder leader of the Lorraine firm. The latter employs 30 people and has 5 million euros of turnover. With this software, called “Eligreen”, the operator of a website can know instantly and precisely operating costs. It can also adapt the activity according to the desired results.
If, for moment, local authorities and their partners, delegated public services, are the main customers of Elisath, its products also interested occupants of buildings in tertiary and commercial use. The company is also equipped with its software and announced achieve 30% energy consumption savings. Originally Elisath specialized in ticketing and access control of public facilities. He still performs this activity. “This is the chance meeting, after a first experience, I had the idea to create this company in 1995. I began by equipping the pool of Colmar in Alsace”, says Elisabeth Ferlet, a graduate of a business school. Today, nearly 80% of public aquatic centers in France use its software. Besides its facilities in France, Elisath is also present in Belgium, Norway and Albania. And now Lorraine has installed it a year ago, the ticket of the Pinacoteca of Paris in Singapore.
Pascal AMBROSI, Les Echos
Correspondant à Nancy