ICF Habitat La Sablièr
An innovative coupling to tackle energy precariousness.
The project concerns the rehabilitation of a building of 299 social housing units, built in 1962. ICF Habitat bought this apartment block in January 2013 in the framework of an acquisition-improvement and this operation will be its first major renovation. The program focuses on improving energy
efficiency, restructuring the outdoor, enhancing the building’s comfort and aestheticism. By improving the thermal performance without increasing the rent, ICH Habitat La Sablière tackles its tenants’ energy precariousness. With an energy consumption reduction of over 70%, the operation promised ambitious results. This thermal efficiency increase coupled with the introduction of renewable energies
will avoid the emission of 650 t CO2 eq/year. This is equivalent to an evolution of the European Energy Performance Certificate label from ‘E’ to ‘B’, and as far as emissions are concerned from ‘E’ to ‘D’. Moreover, the installer in charge of the implementation of the systems guarantees results, securing savings for tenants. The installer will be charged for any overshoot of the performance objectives, and
any additional savings will be shared with the tenants.