Energy performance contract for Paris schools

As part of energy performance contracts (CPE), Artelia is committed to reach the announced consumption and emission declines

As a key element in the fight against global warming, the energy performance of buildings is the focus of many discussions and actions. To achieve its climate plan targets, the municipality of Paris has launched a number of initiatives, including the renovation of its 140 schools. It has signed an energy performance contract with the Engie-Cofely and Artelia consortium, which has committed to reducing the energy consumption and CO2 emissions of these buildings by 30%.


In France, the building sector accounts for 43% of energy consumption and generates 23% of greenhouse gas emissions. To meet the commitments of its climate plan, which aimed at achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the French government has committed to an ambitious reduction in energy consumption (40% by 2030, 50% by 2040 and 60% by 2050). The municipality of Paris has set its own targets in a climate plan that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and municipal energy consumption by 35% by 2030.

The energy performance contract it has signed with the Engie-Cofely and Artelia consortium is part of this approach. It covers a 30% reduction in the energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of the Paris municipality’s 140 schools over a 15-year period. Through this contractual document, the consortium undertakes to achieve this level of performance on completion of a programme for which it is responsible for the entire design, implementation and monitoring. Our teams have carried out almost 1,600 energy performance actions (insulation of facades, overhaul of joinery, renovation of heating systems, modernisation of lighting, installation of digital systems for monitoring consumption and energy savings, etc.).