France Recovery Plan

1m for energy transition

Avignon University has been allocated €1.05 million as part of the "France relance" plan, which aims to significantly reduce the energy consumption of buildings, which represents no less than €700,000 per year, all energy and water included.

Among the projects selected, Avignon University will be able to carry out the thermal insulation of a building located near the city centre campus, the renovation of the lost attic insulation of the historic building of the city centre campus and the repair of the flat roof of the CERI building, with the installation of a small photovoltaic plant whose energy will be consumed by the building. Improvements to the central heating production systems are also planned to optimise operation and reduce consumption. Lighting will also be made more economical with LED technology installed in the lecture theatres, classrooms and corridors of the two largest buildings. The installation of hydro-economical taps is also on the agenda for a more efficient management of water consumption.

These works will be carried out within 2 years, allowing a significant reduction in energy consumption and improved comfort and are fully in line with the commitment that the university has made for several years to the energy transition concerning the management and maintenance of its property.

The good results in its participation in the reduction of CO2 emissions have already been highlighted in several audits. The awarding of these new projects will allow the university to further increase its efforts in this area.