Key Industries

Energy Efficient Buildings

– 270 members, including:

  • 218 companies
  • 21 research and training facilities
  • 32 professional associations

– 313 R&D-projects have been awarded with the label since this cluster’s establishment in early 2015

The members (including international companies, innovative SMEs, universities, schools of engineering, R&D centres…) of Fibres Énergivie pursue the goals of connecting participants from various different domains and promoting innovation by encouraging research and development projects, as well as organizing their funding. As a result, the cluster is promoting growth and employment.

Source: Pôle Fibres Énergivie

Pôle Aménagement de la Maison

Pôle Aménagement de la Maison (also known as PAMA) is a corporate network in the field of « house building and furnishing » with more than 150 companies including architects, designers and constructors from various domains, such as furniture, kitchens, heating, electrical household appliances and building automation.

France’s leading region.

Due to its close proximity to the global leading passive house manufacturers in Germany and Austria, Alsace is located right at the centre of Europe’s most important markets.

The market is also opening up many new opportunities due to the latest regulations for the construction of new buildings and ambitious refurbishment programmes for existing buildings in France and its neighbouring countries.

Accelerating energy-efficient building refurbishment

Considering that residential buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption and approximately 25% of the greenhouse gas emissions across France, there is urgent need for action. In future, each time a roof is renewed, a façade is worked on, or extensions to buildings are built, the simultaneous implementation of energy-saving measures, such as the insulation of walls and roof surface areas will also be required.

The goal of 500,000 residential units per year by 2017 is to be achieved by means of government incentives, reduced bureaucracy, renovation requirements for large-scale renovation projects and simplified procedures for communal property. A minimum standard for energy-efficiency will be set into process. Furthermore, the promotion of energy-plus houses and the mandatory installation of measuring devices (heating, water) for consumption-dependent billing in residential units are also planned.

Moreover, from the beginning of 2017 the Energy Turnaround Act stipulates the creation of a digital database BIM (building information modelling) for newly constructed buildings, to which allmaintenance measures will have to be added.

For over a decade, Alsace has been France’s leading region in the fields of renewable energy sources and energy-efficiency.

Promising sectors – numbers from France


Pooled research and innovation

Alsace, together with Baden-Wuerttemberg and the north-western part of Switzerland form the Golden Triangle of R&D and is a veritable hub of scientific know-how. The border region takes pride in having one of the highest densities of laboratories and researchers in Europe.

Training opportunities are tailored to the needs of the economy

Alsace provides a wide variety of tailored training and study programmes, which attract approximately 69,000 students per year from France and the rest of the world to this region. There are two large universities and 15 different Grandes écoles (elite colleges) in this region. Every year approximately 750 engineers specialising in various subject areas graduate in Alsace.

An example of a German-French study programme:

IINSA de Strasbourg – The National Institute of Applied Sciences trains engineers in mechanical engineering, mechatronics and electrical engineering

Your contact

Your contact Energy Efficient Buildings

Ninon Friderich

+33 (0)3 89 29 81 19

+33 (0)6 72 07 61 44

Contact by e-mail

*Mandatory fields

Download the complet folder

Key industries : Energy Efficient Buildings

For further information, please enter your email :