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PROFEEL, the new technical innovation programme bringing together the building sector for energy renovation

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François de Rugy and Emmanuelle Wargon validated this Friday 26 April 2019 the agreement for the implementation of the PROFEEL programme, which aims to develop innovation in the service of the energy renovation of buildings. This agreement also associates Julien Denormandie, the Minister in charge of Urban Affairs and Housing, ADEME, project leaders (CSTB and AQC) and financiers.
 
PROFEEL, a programme of the Filière pour l'innovation en faveur des Economies d'Energies dans le Bâtiment et le Logement, is the result of the mobilisation of 16 professional organisations in the building industry, who have come together to collectively contribute to the success of the Energy Efficiency Renovation Plan for Buildings, launched just one year ago by the government.
 
PROFEEL is the winner of the call for CEE programs launched in spring 2018 by the Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition. It is composed of nine concrete projects, led by the Construction Quality Agency (AQC) and the Scientific and Technical Centre for Building (CSTB).
 
The nine thematic and operational actions planned will in particular make it possible to develop protocols for measuring the real performance of renovations, which are more efficient and less costly, as well as various innovative practical tools for building professionals: digital applications to aid initial diagnosis and decision-making in renovation or to help set up self-monitoring procedures will be produced. These actions will be finalised by June 2021.
 
With a budget of 24.5 million euros, this programme is financed under the energy saving certificates scheme thanks to financial contributions from EDF (40%), TOTAL (30%), ENGIE (20%), ENI (5%) and CPCU Paris (5%).
 
The presidency of the PROFEEL programme has been entrusted to Nadia Bouyer, who has been involved for many years in the issues of the building and housing sector.
 
Four major ambitions are at the origin of this collective approach of the professional organisations, all members of the Conseil Supérieur de la Construction et de l'Efficacité Énergétique (CSCEE) :
- Promote intelligent uses for responsible behaviour ;
- Reinforce the culture of results to give confidence to citizens and building owners by providing them with technical and economic elements of results, linked to performance after renovation works ;
- Innovating in processes by relying on the development of digital technology to improve the energy performance of buildings, the quality of structures and uses;
- Develop solutions for massification.
 
 
The Energy Savings Certificates (EEC) scheme requires energy suppliers (fuel, electricity, gas, heating oil, etc.) to support energy saving measures. They are thus led - directly or in partnership with local authorities, building companies or energy services specialists - to put in place incentives to trigger energy saving operations:
 
The actions supported are important: since the beginning of the system, the EWCs have, for example, made it possible :
1. the installation of 1,000,000 high-performance individual boilers,
2. the insulation of attics, roofs or walls of 450,000 dwellings,
3. Equipping 50,000 homes with solar water heaters overseas,
4. The renovation of 250,000 street lighting fixtures,
5. training in eco-driving for 64,000 drivers in companies,
6. equipping 2.5 million m2 of greenhouses with efficient heating systems,
7. heat recovery from compressors with a total capacity of 330 MW in industry.
 
The scheme will mobilize more than 6 billion euros over the period 2018-2020, to carry out energy saving actions: this period will save the equivalent of the residential energy consumption of 12 million French people over 15 years.
 
Source: CP Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition
 

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