The Mentor ‘Local Energy Agency of Lyon (FR)’ and Mentees ‘City of Utrecht (NL)’, ‘Lisboa E-Nova (PT)’, ‘City of Vilnius (LT)’, ‘Bruxelles Environment (BE)’, ‘Ecotransfaire (LU)’, ‘City of Zagreb (HR)’, ‘MatosinhosHabit-MH (PT)’ of the Learning Group for Private Buildings participated in the online session on the 11th of July 2018. 

The Local Energy Agency of Lyon presented the ‘Ecoreno'v program’, one of the most successful programs in France, related to the energy refurbishment for condominiums and private houses. Greater Lyon has made a political commitment to invest 30 M€ in 6 years (2014-2020) into energy refurbishment of the housing sector.

Moreover, ‘Toits en transition’ (Roofs in transition) is a citizens’ led association aiming at developing citizens’ investments in renewable energies in the Greater Lyon area. The Agency is hosting this association and has been involved in its development for last 3 years. The money for investment (320,000 €) was gathered from different sources: A call for interest for investments in renewable energies by the Regional council; investments from Greater Lyon and other local authorities; investment from local citizens; and a part of the investment is borrowed from a bank. This will be reimbursed in 25 years by selling the electricity at the feed in tariff to electricity company EDF. Interests will be paid after 10 years to citizens-investors.

During Step 2 of the Learning Programme, Mentees presented a number of energy efficiency projects and specific needs to be addressed during the visit by the mentor. More details will be provided soon.

The physical meeting between Mentor and Mentees will take place on 13th-14th of December!

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