France Recovery Plan

1 M€ for the energy transition

Avignon University has been awarded €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 combined.

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

This work will be carried out within two years, allowing for a significant reduction in energy consumption and improved comfort, and is 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 accentuate its efforts in this area.

Date of update April 28, 2021