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Energy saving certificates (EEC) "Standard"

Verified 28 mai 2021 - Legal and Administrative Information Directorate (Prime Minister)

Energy providers may offer financial assistance to individuals to partially or fully finance their energy-saving work in their homes. This makes it possible to get help Certificate of energy saving (EEC) for standard work. The amount of aid proposed takes into account the extent of energy savings and your income.

Energy providers may offer financial assistance to individuals to partially or fully finance their energy-saving work in their homes.

This aid is proposed within the framework of the so-called Energy saving certificates (EEC).

Depending on the energy suppliers selected, the aid may take different forms (premium, purchase orders, discounts...).

To specify your work requirements and associated aids, you can view the site of the ecological transition agency (Ademe) or contact a FAIRE advisor specialised in energy renovation works for free.

All suppliers of electricity, gas or LPG, domestic fuel oil, heat and cold, and motor fuels may offer financial assistance for energy-saving work.

If you own or lease a dwelling that has been completed for more than 2 years, you are covered by the EEC aid.

This can be your main residence or secondary.

The work in question is referred to as standard works. This may include work and installations (e.g. insulation work, heating equipment). These works are identified in the said sheets standardised operation sheets .

  FYI : for certain works non-standardised energy suppliers meet specific criteria and offer advantageous aid. These are the bonus.

To help you with your choice of works and/or installation, you can call on a specialist in energy renovation for free.

To apply for help, you must follow the following steps:

  1. Select an energy provider. It is recommended to compare the offers available on the website of several suppliers.
  2. Accept the vendor (or partner) offer for your work before you sign the quote for your work
  3. Select an RGE professional to complete your work. A directory is at your disposal.
  4. Sign the quote proposed by the GGE professional
  5. Get your work done by this professional
  6. Send supporting documents of your work to the energy supplier (invoices, certificate of honour signed by yourself and delivered by the energy supplier who summarises the work)

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Ecological Transition Agency (Ademe)

Attention Points

It is strongly recommended that:

  • Sign and date the quote handwritten (by hand)
  • Check that the aid relates exclusively to works and/or installation and that the quote clearly specifies their nature (marks, references, performance, ...). For example, if it is a question of personalised advice, it will not qualify for the premium.
  • If the work is done by a subcontractor, verify that the quote mentions the subcontractor's name and the fact that the work will be done by the subcontractor
  • Verify that the quote does not include a quote deposit the payment date of which would be before signing your contract with the energy supplier (this is false and forbidden)

To help you with your project, you can contact a specialist in energy renovation for free.

The amount of aid varies according to the energy suppliers, the nature of your work, the extent of the energy savings achieved and your income. Some providers offer on their website to do a simulation to find out how much help you can claim.

It is recommended that multiple energy suppliers be put in competition to receive the best possible assistance.

The aid is paid by the supplier you chose after the work has been completed and after you have sent him the certificate of honour signed with the work invoices.

Payment may be made in the following form:

  • Either bank transfer or check
  • Or deducted from your invoice
  • Or in another form (for example, purchase orders)

The EEC aid paid may be cumulated with the following:

Other local aids may supplement the premium. To do this, you can ask your town hall.

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