In March 2016, Energiesprong was launched in France. The team is hosted by the sustainability consultancy GreenFlex. Specialised in helping organisations to accelerate their social and environmental transition, GreenFlex has set up a market development team of 7 people to adapt and implement the Energiesprong approach with local stakeholders.
So far, around 20 housing associations have shown interest in the project and many solution providers and facilitators have become regular attendees and of the workshops and participating members of the project committee. Two housing associations have already launched the process to build the first 22 Energiesprong refurbishments (Vilogia and ICF Habitat), and four others are considering launching pilots soon. Vilogia has already issued the related call for tender and will award the contract for the refurbishment of 10 houses in March. ICF Habitat has also issued its call for tender in March and award the contract for the refurbishment of twelve houses in June.
Energiesprong France has received financial support from:
- Innovation programme Horizon2020 / Transition Zero
- Interreg North-West Europe / E=0
- ADEME: The French Environment and Energy Efficiency Agency.
- Caisse des Dépôts, a French semi-public financial institution that plays a major role in financing social housing, energy transition & smart city developments in France.
Possible houses for a Net Zero Energy retrofit in the North of France, Lille. Property of housing association Vilogia.