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Social Housing Federation mobilise European structural funds for energy efficiency in France

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Since May 2009, the Regional Development Fund (ERDF) can support energy performance of housing with a social cohesion objective. In total, in Europe, it is 8 billion of euros that are potentially eligible until 2013 for energy retrofitting. In France, the mobilization of ERDF for the energy efficiency of housing has been integrated with the objectives of social housing organization and the commitments defined in the Grenelle Environment. This publication is a state of play of ERDF consumption for energy performance of social housing per regions, the expected improvements, partnerships established, examples of projects supported by the ERDF, as well as proposals for the future cohesion policy.