Nov’Ecoles is the most extensive energy renovation programme to be undertaken in France. It is also part of the City of Paris’s Energy Climate Plan, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% and to achieve 30% energy savings by 2020.
What is Nov’Ecoles? First and foremost, it is an energy efficiency programme. Why schools? Because they account for 25% of the City’s building stock. The renovations include thermal insulation, heating system upgrades, and rolling out a remote energy performance management system.
An innovative partnership The economic model selected is anything but typical. EDF has committed to energy performance and to reducing CO2 emissions under a system of bonuses and penalties. If the performance falls short of the commitment, EDF will compensate the City. If EDF outperforms the commitment, the savings will be shared.
A customised approach
EDF has taken account of:
- the architectural and thermal specifics of each school
- the schools’ activities: work is carried out outside school term times
- the audience: pupils’ awareness of energy savings practices is raised in partnership with the “Eveil” non-profit organisation.