Energy renovation support service for public tertiary buildings in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

The European project financed by the Horizon 2020 programme, BAPAURA, trials an energy renovation support services and develops a replicable business model in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

Energy renovation support service for public tertiary buildings in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Coordinated by ADEME, the French Agency for Ecological Transition, the 11-member consortium includes Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Energy and Environment Agency (AURA-EE). The objective of BAPAURA is to demonstrate the relevance of an energy renovation support service for public tertiary buildings for small municipalities and to develop a sustainable economic model that can be replicated in other territories and regions. The project has two dimensions: a regional coordination and a territorial support dimension.

BAPAURA aims to:

  • Simplify the financial packages, in particular by setting up a one-stop-shop for suitable grants and loans
  • Rserach a performance guarantee form adapted to small projects
  • Appeal to local companies for the tasks to be carried out within the framework of the project
  • Build a toolbox

Two areas of action: coordination and support

The first area of action of the BAPAURA project is regional coordination led by ADEME and AURA-EE in order to make expertise and a toolbox available at the regional level by ensuring the link with the French national level (Sustainable Building Plan, digital platform of the Banque des Territoires, ACTEE FNCCR programme, etc.). The regional coordination will also mobilise the offer of companies and the financial sector to involve them in the long term in these markets. Capitalisation will make it possible to propose models of support services and to disseminate them to other actors and territories.

The second area consists of an energy renovation support service. The territorial partners will provide expertise on improving energy performance and on the financial arrangements for projects. The ambition is to support global energy renovation projects with, when conditions are favourable, the integration of an energy performance contracting or even the grouping of small projects. Each territorial partner will be responsible for a territorial coordination and the support to renovate 5 to 20 public buildings.