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Certificates of energy saving, allow the realization of energy work cheaper for the individual. They come here in support of an environmental policy aimed at better management of energy expenditure in France, in the building sector.

Energy saving certificates, what is it?

The device Energy saving certificates (EEC or C2E) was legally fixed in July 2005, specified by the POPE lawas part of an environmental policy aimed at controlling our energy expenditure.

The measure is thus based on obligation to achieve energy savings Imposed by the state on the various sellers of electricity, gas, oil, and other sources of energy.

In this way, the obligee encourages his client to have energy saving work done at home. It becomes itself the vector of information relating to sustainable development.

To convince his client, the energy seller offers him various advantages:

  • technical support
  • equipment acquisition premium
  • supports the work
  • pre-financing service
  • free diagnostic
  • etc.

The resulting energy savings are then rewarded by obtaining certificates for energy suppliers. The C2E proves here the realization of the works allowing this type of economy and thus certifies that the professional responds well to its obligations.

C2E: what are the benefits, what types of work?

For the individual who undertakes energy conservation work, the most advantageous C2E programs are:

  • additional services offered by the professional
  • reductions in the cost of the work
  • vouchers

The amount of these benefits is always defined by the energy savings obtained through actions on the habitat.

For the individual, this means a financial benefit that can range from 15 to 1000 euros. The device can be combined with eco-ptz and sustainable development credit.

Work eligible for C2E for residential buildings:

  • Insulation of attics, roofs, walls, floors, windows (insulating glazing)
  • Heating equipment: solar water heater, heat pump (water / water, air / water, air / air), condensing or low temperature boiler, wood and biomass heating, thermostatic valve, intermittent timer, mechanical ventilation, etc.


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