Vice President of Auvergne–Rhône-Alpes emphasises the importance of the CaSCo project during the EUREXPO conference in Lyon

AURA-EE presented the CaSCo project at the inauguration of the Triplewood exhibit at the Be Positive trade show, on 13 February in Lyon, France.

From left to right : Roger Villien, President Union régionale des associations de communes forestières; Philippe Meunier, Vice-president Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes; Representative Commissaire Massif des Alpes; Patrick Biard, Head European and International affairs AURA-EE

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Launch of, a reference web-tool for territories in transition

The energy and environmental transition is an opportunity for territories to regain a new perspective towards development. This reference web-tool developed by the Regional Energy and Environment Agency (AURA-EE) aims to enable such transition. The official launch of TerriSTORY® will be held at the Region’s stand of the BePositive Exhibition on Thursday 14 February.


greencycle: an individual initiative towards a more circular economy

A start-up from Lyon offers to private clients building materials unused by the professionals, thus avoiding waste generation and fuelling the circular economy loop.Meeting with Celia Auzou, its founder


the4bees: behavioural changes and digital tools

Discover our project sheet:

THE4BEES  is a project based on the observation that energy consumption is strongly influenced by the behaviour of the building occupants, regardless of the building structure and type. Therefore, in order to achieve energy savings in public buildings, it is essential to make the users aware of their usages and energy consumption and to support them to reduce it.

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Biogas Action : acting for biogas / biomethane sector

For 2 years, partners from the biogas action project shared experiences with the aim of developing the biogas and biomethane sector. In Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region aims to facilitate the development of argicultural and territorial biogas actions and projects.

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Stepping project : Energy Performance Contract for rural municipalities in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

A shared Energy Performance Contract (EPC) model adapted to rural municipalities is currently being tested in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in the territory of the Urban area of Porte de l'Isère (CAPI).

The EPC allows energy renovation works, whose impact in terms of energy saving is guaranteed contractually. Developed as part of the European project STEPPING, the model tested focuses on five schools, emblematic buildings of local authorities, whose renovation allows to enhance the public heritage while creating local activity.

Within the STEPPING project, the CAPI is testing a “grouped EPC " for schools, in five municipalities on its territory, bringing its technical, legal and financial expertise. Until the end of 2018, municipalities have to choose works to be carried out on their schools. The EPC should be deployed in 2019, for works on  buildings or on the systems (ventilation, heating…). The planned investments range from € 760 k€ (work on the systems) to € 1,9 M€ (works integrating systems and buildings), for energy savings ranging from 25% to 77%.

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cesba alps: Discover the project in pictures, with testimonies from the two pilot territories



The casco low carbon timber toolkit

This guide, intended for elected representatives and technicians of communities, gives practical advice to include low carbon timber, with a low footprint, in public procurement, respecting the rules of the green public procurement described in Directive 2014/24/UE.

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Nothing is lost, everything is transformed: COOPENERGY is back online

COOPENERGY (Cooperating in sustainable energy) project had been launched in July, 2012 and which the goal was to foster the development of collaboration models in sustainable energy planning between the regional and local public authorities to lead the transition towards low carbon communities and regions.

Today, coopenergy is back ! With the project C-Track 50 which aims at achieving climate resilience and carbon neutrality by 2050, the project partners will build on the Coopenergy experience and deliverables.

You may find all the documents that will help for the C-Track 50 project here



• SAVE THE DATE: 2nd EUSALP Annual Forum 2018 "shaping.future.together. with the next generation"

November, 20th to 21st - Innsbruck, AUSTRIA: The event, jointly organised by the Tyrolean EUSALP Presidency and the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, will address the motto "shaping.future.together. with the next generation".
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• POLLUTEC 2018: The 28th international trade show for environmental equipment

November, 27th to 30 rd - Lyon, FRANCE: Auvegrne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Envrionment will participate in this fair by presenting some of our europeans projects, such as Condereff, Stores, Pegasus ... Come chek this out during the faire
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• WEBINAR: BiogasAction - Covenant of Mayors Webinar

December, 12th (from 11 am to 12:30 pm) - Webinar: This webinar will present EU’s policy & support framework for biogas, providing insight into the BiogasAction approach and achievements. This webinar is organised in the framework of the european project BiogasAction.



January 2019 - Dunkirk, FRANCE: 3 days of workshops, debates; the "citizen" meeting; discover the future of our territory.
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• SAVE THE DATE : World Sustainable Energy Days

February, 27th to March, 1st 2019 - Wels, AUSTRIA: Energy efficiency and renewable energy are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy transition that serves the needs of citizens, economic development and the environment. The annual conference features policies, technologies, innovation and market  development through a unique combination of conferences and interactive events
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