Exemplary building projects

Paving the way

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List and key characteristics of the first 7 projects to be certified on 15 March 2017

The first 7 operations to be awarded the label, through the variety of building types involved and the construction methods employed, demonstrate the sector’s ability to rise to the challenge of energy transition through innovation, creativity and collective effort.

USH gets on board

The HLM social housing movement also intends to play its part in the trial scheme, helping to work towards the Government’s objectives of enhancing ecological and energy transition in the construction sector. Their role will involve mobilising HLM organisations in order to test the reference frameworks, thereby contributing to its evaluation and, where necessary, developing the framework in order to ensure that future legislation works to enhance our ecological ambitions in a cost-efficient way, helping to create sustainable and affordable housing.

Commitments made by the Union Social pour l’Habitat:

  • Help guide the HLM movement towards the creation of a significant number of housing units
  • Mobilise the HLM movement’s depth of expertise and feedback

An initial financial support agreement for the E+C- Trial Scheme was signed on 15 March 2017 between the USH, the Caisse des Dépôts and the French government.

An operational agreement specifying the implementation of E+C- trial scheme operations brought about via this financial support was later added. This document specifies the procedure to be applied in E+C- Calls for Proposals, and details the roles and responsibilities of the parties involved.

The submission period for applications ran from 10 July to 19 September 2017. The attached Bill of Specifications details what is expected of prospective candidates.

Support from ADEME

In order to support the Positive Energy & Low Carbon Buildings trial scheme, in 2017 the ADEME established aid packages to help finance studies into the environmental impact of new buildings. These measures will enable us to capitalise on a number of subsequent evaluations carried out in compliance with the Energy-Carbon reference framework.

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