Private houses: towards energy efficiency with ODMIR 4
The objective of the ODMIR4 project, prizewinner of the Building Energy Foundation, is to produce a decision-making assistance tool for retrofitting of private houses. The consortium brings together PHENIX Evolution, a subsidiary of GEOXIA, the French private house builder, the ARMINES (Mines de Paris) research organisations, EDF R&D, and CSTB. PHENIX Evolution does about 4 000 retrofitting operations per year among more than 200 000 private houses in France.
The end purpose of this project is to offer owners of private houses solutions for energy retrofitting on the most important items such as insulation, heating, ventilation, etc., using a pedagogic and didactic tool. These solutions are broken down in the form of adapted and consistent energy packs produced by experts in the research organisations concerned.
The Energy Building Foundation
The Energy Building Foundation was created by Arcelor, EDF, Gaz de France and Lafarge. The ADEME is the organiser and the Ministries of the Interior, Housing, Research and Industry are supporting it. It was set up to finance research programmes on low consumption buildings. Different calls for projects were initiated between 2005 and 2007.
Internet site: http://www.batiment-energie.org/