All you need to know about energy efficiency: inspiring examples from all over the continent

For one afternoon, the Local Energy and Climate Agency (ALEC) exported its information meeting format (ALEC Thursdays) to open up to the wide public of the City-zen Days. The participants, European partners or simply curious, then came to discover the energy renovation operations at work in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

During this Thursday of the ALEC devoted to the massification of the energy renovation of housing, the agency proposed an exchange in three stages. On the agenda: the Grenoble metropolitan area’s renovation campaign, the implementation of renovation campaigns for the social housing sector in the Netherlands, French and European projects and initiatives for the massification of energy renovation. The event ended with a fourth round of discussions on the transfer of global renovation concepts to the cities of Grenoble and Amsterdam.

A large number of local actors came to present their projects and share their feedback in the cities of Grenoble and Amsterdam. Energy renovation actions are also underway throughout Europe and each contributes to the deployment of new operations. Something to find inspiration for those who wish to embark on a similar project.

Find the ALEC Thursday program of February 1st as well as the speakers’ presentations:

PART 1 – Renovation campaigns in the Grenoble metropolitan area: Mur|Mur1 and Mur|Mur2 devices

  • Feedback from the Mur|Mur1 Campaign
  • Presentation of the progress of the Mur|Mur 2 campaign: achievements and first lessons learned
    Speakers : Grenoble-Alpes Métropole and ALEC
    Testimony of Philippe GUIRAO for the PROS FUSION group of companies

Materials :
ALEC : Mur/Mur 1 assessment 1st assessment of Mur/Mur2
METRO : Wall|Wall 2 Detached Houses

PART 2 – Implementation of renovation campaigns in the social housing sector in the Netherlands

  • Successes and challenges of energy renovation of social housing
  • Illustration of the implementation of renovation campaigns
    Speaker to be confirmed: Dutch social landlord or expert

Materials :
Energy Transition in Amsterdam
VITO: Global renovation offers: projects and initiatives in Europe

PART 3 – Massification of energy renovation: projects and initiatives in Europe and France

Focus – Global renovation offers: which projects and initiatives in Europe?

  • Presentation of exemplary initiatives: RennoVates Project, Refurb, R2A
  • Analysis of the conditions for success and project results
    Speaker : Han VANDEVYVER, VITO

Focus – Global renovation offers: which projects and initiatives in France?

  • Presentation of the “EnergieSprong” approach by Greenflex, in charge of its promotion in France
    Speaker : Sébastien DELPONT, Associate Director GREENFLEX
    Testimony of Nicolas PETIT for the operator OPERENE
  • Testimonials from the PLURALIS and OPAC38 social landlords in the Isère department
    Speakers : Claude REY, Director of Heritage at PLURALIS (Procivis Alpes Dauphiné Group) and Pascale CLERC, Director of the project management division at OPAC 38

Materials :
GREENFLEX – Energie Sprong: massification of renovation at Energie Zéro in social housing
ES’OPE: Industrial home renovation solutions
ABSISTED: feedback from experiments in thermal rehabilitation

PART 4 – Coffee debate: Under what conditions would these concepts of global renovation offers be applicable in Grenoble and Amsterdam?

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  • The Project

    A city operating entirely on clean energy. In theory, it's possible. But in real life? How to integrate new solutions in existing buildings, systems and people's lives? What are the technical, economic or social barriers? And how to overcome these? That's what we learn by doing in 20 projects in Grenoble and Amsterdam.

  • Our Activities

  • Expected Impacts

    • 20 innovations in Grenoble & Amsterdam
    • 35,000 tonnes CO2 saved per year
    • 76,000 m² renovated residential buildings
    • 10,000 dwellings connected to a Smart Grid