JCDecaux has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint. In 2016, 47% of the power consumption was covered by green electricity. Furthermore, the group aims to cover 100% of its electric consumption by renewable electricity by 2022.

JCDecaux is not only working on reducing its energy consumption but taking a step further.  JCDecaux has been collaborating with other companies to develop environmentally friendly or even self-sustaining street furniture. ​Have a look on some of its recent projects! 


Europe’s first eTree was planted in the French town of Nevers on 29 May to highlight the town's digital engagement.

As one of the most striking innovations unveiled at the COP21 Climate Conference in Paris, the tree-like street furniture, equipped with solar panels, provides free-of-charge services to the urban community, such as Wi-Fi, mobile charging stations, drinking water fountain, lighting at night and useful information shown on an integrated screen.

The Nevers eTree is the first project from the partnership between JCDecaux, and Solar Tree Europ, the Franco-Israeli start-up that created the innovative solar-powered connected eTree.


JCDecaux and ARMOR, a French industrial leader in printing technologies, unveiled an interactive solar-powered street furniture on 24 January at the TES (Secure Electronic Transactions) Normandy Tech Cluster.

Equipped with ARMOR’s photovoltaic film, the energy self-sustaining furniture includes an interactive screen with a range of possibilities for disseminating information, such as city events, for the benefit of citizens. Residents will be able to interact with the screen using their mobile phones.

New generation bus shelter IN Grenoble

As part of the "Chrono en Marche" experimental project, organized by Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, a new generation bus shelter, designed by JCDecaux, was unveiled in Grenoble on September 28th 2017.  Citizens get a chance to test this innovative, service-based and eco-responsible prototype for six months.

This unique bus shelter features a wooden trellis made of Northern Spruce and a green wall which create a natural and friendly atmosphere for users.

"From now on, it is the users who are at the heart of our design, rather than the bus. This is consistent with the evolution towards a much more multimodal urban mobility ... The urban traveler is the common denominator of all types of transport, whichever she or he is waiting for." Isabelle Mari, Strategic Projects Director

100% self-sufficient in energy thanks to the photovoltaic panels installed on the rooftop, the bus shelter offers useful services :
  • USB ports: 2 USB ports that allow travelers to charge their smartphone while waiting for the bus.
  • Adapted lighting: With the help of a motion detector, the LED lights are turned on automatically in the presence of passengers..
  • E-paper screen: A 31-inch screen that displays useful information dedicated to travelers.