European Union supporting energy renovation in Lille Metropole

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Le 20/09/2021

European Union supporting energy renovation in Lille Metropole

Lille Metropole has been selected as a beneficiary during the second call of the European City Facility in August 2021.

Set up under Horizon2020, the EUCF aims to support local authorities in Europe with tailor-made, fast and simplified financial support (in the form of EUR 60,000 lump sums) and related services to enable them to develop relevant investment concepts related to the implementation of actions identified in their climate and energy action plans.

Thanks to the support of the European Union, Lille Metropole will use the grant to develop an investment concept centered on energy renovation in link with the “renovation wave” and “new European Bauhaus” initiatives from the European Commission.

The project will centered on a support offer for the bundled renovation of houses from the industrial era (“1930” houses) located in the Lille metropolitan area. A model specifically conceived by local universities and research centers for those houses has already been created, including strong components link to aesthetics, durability and accessibility. It was even awarded the Solar Decathlon Europe award in 2019. Now, the goal is to deploy it on blocks and streets on grouped sites and then at a larger scale.

The grant will help to design a "turnkey" service for residents, to develop a sustainable business model and to define the legal structure and contractual outline of the service.

The grouping brings together 5 partners: Lille Metropole, the cities of Lille and Roubaix, the association Habiter 2030, the Fabrique des Quartiers (Local Public Company) and the Centre de Développement des Eco-entreprises (CD2E). They will each contribute to materialize the project in the coming months.

Following the procurement in 2020 of a 2 million euros ELENA grant from the European Investment Bank to reinforce our energy renovation one-stop-shop AMELIO, we want to continue to find new innovative solutions to support and improve energy renovation on our territory.

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gases. Therefore, energy renovation is essential in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 as laid out by the European Union in its Green Deal. Lille Metropole and the EU, through the EUCF, are working closely together to accelerate the energy and green transition.

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