A one-stop-shop approach to renovate public building through EPCs
RenoWatt is a delegated mission of the Walloon Government, situated in the Regional Investment Company of Wallonia (SRIW), which provides a free support to the local public authorities, thanks to the subsidies granted by ELENA and the Walloon Region. RenoWatt is a one-stop-shop set up to carry out energy studies, its role starts from buildings selection up to signing Energy Performance Contracts (EPC). These EPCs allow local public authorities to achieve energy savings for their buildings, while solving technical problems and improving occupants’ comfort. RenoWatt started in its first version in 2014, which succeeded to sign EPCs for 136 buildings (schools, sports centers, administrative buildings, and hospitals). Currently, RenoWatt is carrying out studies for more than 500 buildings in the whole Walloon region. In fact, instead of working on projects for 50 local public authorities, as initially planned in the contract with the European Investment Bank, more than 113 local public authorities have joined RenoWatt, the Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), which doubled the initial objective of achieving 104 million euros over 3 years. The presentation will allow you to understand the strengths of the project and learn from this innovative set-up.