Foundations of the system
Enerterre is a system of shared self-rehabilitation of housing for the benefit of people in a situation of energy poverty.
Enerterre is based on the idea that household budgets can be lightened while fighting climate change and creating social links.
The values that bring Enerterre participants together are openness, respect for others and conviviality.
The 3 pillars of Enerterre system
It can be considered that Enerterre is implemented if:
- The majority of the dwellings concerned are inhabited by people in a situation of fuel poverty.
- Rehabilitation projects involve the participation of beneficiaries, volunteers and a professional technical supervisor.
- The use and development of materials from local sectors, compatible with old buildings is favored.
The objectives of Enerterre system
HELPS project aims to ensure that more and more people participate in the project and master the keys of the existing system in France. In concrete terms, we want to lead local actors in the participating countries to take ownership of the system and reinforce the skills of the resource persons identified. It is therefore a flexible spin-off strategy, whose effectiveness can be qualified by the transfer of knowledge and skills and quantified by the number of people involved in the dissemination process.
The desired results are therefore both:
Finally, indirectly, the added value of the project is linked to that of the Enerterre model. It is therefore primarily social, because this model brings cohesion, helps to break the isolation of people in precariousness and improve their living environment, which is a result in itself.