Energy renovations: government fixes objective for 70,000 homes to be retrofitted

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Accelerating the energy renovation of housing is the ambitious objective fixed by the Ministry of the Environment, Energy and the sea and the Ministry of Sustainable Housing.

The « Live better » programme, launched in 2013 as part of the energy renovation project for housing, consists of renovating housing to make energy savings (average energy gains of 40%) through a range of home improvements such as: insulation of exterior walls and roofs, replacement of windows, changing heating systems, and so on. The programme also helps to fight against energy insecurity as households eligible for aid can benefit from a better quality of life as well as greater spending power.

Through the « Live better » programme, 50,000 homes were renovated in 2014 and 2015, half of which were occupied by households living below the poverty line. In 2016, 70,000 more homes will be renovated through this programme led by the National Housing Agency (ANAH). Over 200,000 households have so far benefitted from « Live better » since 2013. At the same time, energy transition projects in the building sector have created a number of jobs.

If you are planning to carry out home improvements to reduce your energy consumption, find out how to finance this renovation work