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Source: Republic of France in French The French Republic has issued the following statement:

France Relance: 4,214 projects selected for the energy renovation of state public buildings, higher education, research and student life across the country

Following the national strategic public real estate conference of December 14, 2020 chaired by Jean Castex, Prime Minister, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Recovery, Frédérique Vidal, Minister of Education Superior, Research and Innovation and Olivier Dussopt, Minister Delegate in charge of Public Accounts welcome the success of the calls for projects and announce the selection of 4,214 projects for 2.7 billion euros in favor of the energy renovation of government buildings, higher education, research and student life, as part of #France Relance.

This selection follows the submission of more than 6,000 applications for a total of more than 8.4 billion euros. The files concern a wide field of buildings: office buildings of State services (ministries, prefectures), buildings welcoming the public (police stations, gendarmeries, public finance centers, etc.), higher education and research buildings (universities, grandes écoles, laboratories, research organizations, etc.), CROUS buildings (accommodation and catering) or even barracks, technical rooms. These are all projects intended to improve the quality of reception and reception of users, such as the working conditions of civil servants.

Given the interest shown in calls for projects, the Government made a selection guided by three principles.

The Government has first of all favored the ecological and economic efficiency of the recovery. The projects were thus selected with regard to two essential criteria: their energy performance and the ability to quickly implement the project, promoting the revival of local economies and the building sector.

While buildings are responsible for a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions in France and State property represents an exceptionally large park (97 million m² and 191,000 buildings), the State must play a large part in the national effort to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint. It must be exemplary in the management of its buildings and its action will contribute to a dynamic at the country level (development of skills in the construction sector in energy renovation, for example).

With a reduction from 400,000,000 to 500,000,000 kWhef expected at the end of the work, France Relance’s investment will significantly reduce CO2 emissions and the carbon footprint of the State’s real estate stock.

All the projects selected, but especially the 4,108 projects costing less than 5 million euros, will favor artisans, very small businesses and SMEs throughout France, in all regions. In addition, this investment will be a tremendous lever for employment and skills: it is estimated that it will allow the creation of 20,000 jobs over 2021-2023. This investment will also help strengthen the skills of a future sector of the construction sector, that of energy renovation.

Following this selection, the State services and public establishments will have to very quickly implement the renovation projects, for a notification at the latest of the contracts at the end of 2021 and with a deadline for delivery of the sites in 2023. For accelerate the recovery, the State has taken simplification measures: the temporary raising of the threshold for public procurement to 100,000 euros for works in the ASAP law or the facilitation of the realization of design-construction contracts in the PLF for 2021 .

Second, the Government wished to support young people who are among the populations most affected by the crisis and who have had to make great efforts, especially during periods of confinement. The renovations financed concern universities but also other establishments in the sphere of higher education and research (such as student accommodation) improving the living and training conditions of students. This is an extremely positive message sent to the entire academic and scientific community, contributing to the attractiveness of our cities and regions. Thus, 1,054 projects for € 1.3 billion, or half of the budget, concern higher education, research and student life projects.

Third, concerned about territorial balance, at the heart of the principles of France relaunch, the Government has ensured that the projects are distributed in all metropolitan and overseas regions.

Half of the budget was allocated in a completely decentralized manner, respecting the instruction carried out by the decentralized services and the rankings of the regional prefects and the rectors of the academic region at the end of the regional conferences on public real estate ( CRIP).

All the territories, DROMs and COMs thus fully benefit from this measure: the Antilles, Guyana, French Polynesia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, New Caledonia, Reunion, Mayotte and even Wallis and Futuna. 237 projects were selected in the ultra-marine territories for a total amount of € 161 million or 6% of the envelope, ie more than the share of the State fleet located in the ultra-marine territories. Bruno Le Maire: “Three months after the launch of the recovery plan, thanks to the mobilization of all the ministries and the State real estate department, it is € 2.7 billion of work that will be able to be implemented. implemented very quickly thanks to France Relance. The 4,108 projects of less than 5M € will favor artisans, very small businesses and SMEs throughout the territory. The selection rate of 32% made it possible to select projects with a strong energy gain that can be implemented quickly. As with all the other measures in the recovery plan, we are keeping our ambitious France Relance implementation schedule: 10 billion euros from 2020 and 40 billion additional in 2021. “Frédérique Vidal:” The energy renovation component of the stimulus plan is a great opportunity for higher education, research and student life. This is a strong message sent to young people and to the entire academic and scientific community, once again illustrating our full and complete mobilization alongside them. This exceptional amount in favor of the energy transition will contribute to the transformation of campuses and places where students live and train. This desire for transformation, which will be embodied in all metropolitan areas and overseas territories, is based on a comprehensive and balanced approach integrating other major levers such as the law of research programming, other measures of the recovery plan, PIA 4 and projects supported territorially under the CPER 2021-2027 ”. Olivier Dussopt is pleased with the launch of this unprecedented scale project: “Not only will the State make a massive contribution to the energy and environmental transition, a priority for our Government, but it will also participate in the significant improvement of the working conditions of public officials, and the reception conditions for citizens who visit our public services on a daily basis. While boosting the economy by supporting the key building sector in particular, this plan constitutes an investment for the future and will have concrete and rapid impacts throughout the country “.

The selected projects can be viewed using a digital map accessible from the State Real Estate website: http://cartographie-plan-de-relance.portail-die.fr/batiments

Press contacts: Bruno Le Maire’s office: 01 53 18 41 13 – presse.mineco@cabinets.finances.gouv.fr

Frédérique Vidal’s office: 01 55 55 84 24 – secretariat.communication@recherche.gouv.fr

Office of Olivier Dussopt: 01 53 18 45 26 – presse.mcp@cabinets.finances.gouv.fr

Contacts: 01 42 75 50 78/79 – communication@pm.gouv.fr

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