France to prioritise energy efficiency in buildings

The French government launched on Friday a plan to cut energy consumption in buildings with the aim to hit both environmental and social targets

The French government launched on Friday a plan to cut energy consumption in buildings with the aim to hit both environmental and social targets.

The plan, which relies on a €14 billion investment over five years, involves four lines of action to accelerate the renovation of buildings and reduce energy consumption:

  • make the energy performance of buildings a national priority through “hierarchical objectives” and the renovation of 500,000 homes per year
  • focus on fuel poverty through a mass renovation programme that cuts energy consumption 60% by 2050 against 2012 levels
  • renovate one quarter of public buildings by 2022
  • boost innovation in the sector, including through professional training.

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