Nicolas Hulot, Jacques Mézard and Julien Denormandie today set up the steering committee for the building energy renovation plan. The aim is to co-construct a low-carbon France. Led by Marjolaine Meynier-Millefert, Member of Parliament for Isère, and Alain Maugard, Chairman of Qualibat, the committee's mission will be to co-construct and steer an ambitious energy renovation policy with all national and local players, particularly local authorities.
Mhe plan, which was agreed upon on November 24, 2017, makes energy renovation a national priority by setting a target of reducing the energy consumption of the 15% fleet by 2023 and eradicating the 1.5 million thermal sieves inhabited by low-income homeowners within ten years.
The first meeting of the steering committee made it possible to take stock of the four months of consultation and to discuss collectively the changes to be made to the plan before its official presentation during a forthcoming ministerial visit. The plan will be continuously enriched by future actions and decisions, particularly in the Finance Act.
"The energy renovation of buildings must be scaled up in order to meet the objectives of the Climate Plan while developing local employment and innovation. said Nicolas Hulot.
For Jacques Mézard The consultation process has created a tremendous momentum within the territories. During the four months of dialogue, local stakeholders were able to express their views on all the plan's priorities: combating fuel poverty, social cohesion, employment and innovation, revitalisation of medium-sized towns, support for the construction industry and job creation. Decisions will shortly be announced in response to the expectations of professionals and local authorities.
"This plan must concretely change the daily life of the French, especially the most modest. The challenge for the construction industry is immense. We will be up to the task of supporting professionals and households. added Julien Denormandie.
Composition of the steering committee :
- the Directorate General for Energy and Climate,
- the Directorate for Housing, Town Planning and Landscapes,
- the State Real Estate Directorate,
- the National Housing Agency,
- the National Housing Information Agency,
- the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maîtrise de l'Énergie),
- the Sustainable Building Plan,
- the Higher Council for Construction and Energy Efficiency,
- associations of local authorities: Regions of France, the assembly of communities of France, the assembly of departments of France and the association of mayors of France.
Energy retrofitting of buildings, key figures
- 7 million energy-intensive housing units.
- 400 million m² of public tertiary park.
- The building sector accounts for 45% of final energy consumption.
- The building sector is responsible for 27% of greenhouse gas emissions.
The main means of the renovation plan
- 9 billion of the Major Investment Plan over the five-year period.
- The energy transition tax credit represented 1.7 billion euros in 2016.
- The energy saving certificates will make it possible to support renovation to the tune of 5 billion euros for the period 2018-2020.