January 26, 2022

For this company, low-carbon renovation has real potential on the Vendée coast.

A successful renovation is a renovation that is well thought out and matured from the start. © Journal des Sables

In a coastal town near Sables-d’Olonne, this 68 m2, located less than a kilometer from the sea, will undergo a radical transformation. Via a large wooden extension, it will occupy an area of ​​approximately 200 m2 and will gain in value, going from 300,000 to 700,000 euros net seller.

But not just any old thing, not just anything. Because reducing the environmental impact is at the heart of the activity of the company specializing in low-carbon renovation Reno & CO2 founded by Jean-Baptiste Lamouliatte and Guillaume Balissat. One worked with Ciments Hoffmann in Bournezeaux and Igloo in Achards for several years. The second is a craftsman specializing in renovation.

And for them, good days await the renovation sector. What’s more, it’s low carbon. “The implementation of the RE 2020 will increase the prices of new vehicles. Less those of the renovation. A rebalancing which will inevitably benefit this last sector, and in particular in an agglomeration like that of Sables-d’Olonne where land and therefore construction opportunities will be rarer.

“A renovation company like ours makes sense in Vendée. A clientele arrives, waiting for a certain level, with large budgets. However, the only housing available to them are those that will need renovation and there is potential. “

Avoid dispersal

The arrival of the RE 2020 (regulations which impose on new constructions a better respect for the environment) is an illustration of the paradigm shift which is taking place in the building sector. The whole industry is reorganizing itself.

Enough to make the renovation (with the energy gains it brings), more attractive. On the condition of being clear in all the aids and subsidies offered! An administrative jungle that the new company intends to clarify for its customers by becoming the direct interlocutor of its customers. Just as he intends to offer him a global vision of a project.

“We are not architects, craftsmen or contractors. We are a bit of the three. We sit around the table with the client, discuss his lifestyle, the house. We will see what is possible and what is not, technically and economically. “

Interested in the process, Nathalie Laurent, real estate advisor, got in touch with the company and intends to put it in touch with potential buyers, having the same sensitivity as Jean-Baptiste Lamouliatte and Guillaume Balissat.

“Having only one interlocutor avoids dispersion and complications and loss of energy. And energy, there is a lot of talk in the activity of Réno & CO2.

“A niche that will become more democratic”

It is even the heart of the proposed low carbon renovation:

“Anything that reduces the carbon footprint of a renovation. The project will be examined on a case-by-case basis for each material and the best solution will be applied. ”

Concrete or wood? Aluminum or wood? Or a subtle combination of the two? Each material, to meet the criteria of low carbon, is chosen with the greatest care. The company’s website provides a large list. It is hardly surprising not to see glass wool among the options. “It’s a permanently lit oven!” “

On the other hand, even the monitoring of the site will be optimized. After all, why not use materials from deconstruction if possible?

These are all points that may seem complex at first glance. Sometimes marginal. But which, according to Jean-Baptiste Lamouliatte will soon spread and make sense. And faster than you might think.

“Within five years, with the European Fit 55 directive, the carbon footprint of a property will be compulsorily mentioned and will affect its value. We believe that it is an investment that will give value to the property and, in the long term, make it possible to find its way financially. “

So, of course, renovation is still a niche sector. Of course, it still involves additional costs. But aid can partially compensate for them. Above all, the implementation of RE2020 opens a new phase for the entire sector. “It will take time, but low carbon will also happen in new products”, assures Jean-Baptiste Lamouliatte for whom “low carbon is a niche. But it will become more democratic, we will create vocations. The more low carbon there is, the more accessible it will be. “

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