Location: 20 rue des Mouliniers
Year of construction: 1951
Construction type: Single building; concrete construction
Number of dwellings: 4
Tenure type: Multiple ownership; two owner occupied dwellings and two privately rented
Protected status: None
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In Saint Etienne, the supply of apartments far outstrips demand. The landlord of the rented properties in this building was motivated to become involved in the LEAF project in order to improve the attractiveness of their properties to potential tenants. The owner-occupiers were keen to reduce their energy bills.
The building had a high energy consumption and therefore great potential for energy savings. Whilst the lack of consistent Government funding made securing finance a challenge, the owners could afford to contribute towards the measures recommended to them during the project. This resulted in a package of measures being installed: external wall, loft and floor insulation, mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, replacement double glazing and an upgrade of two older boilers. Overall these measures are projected to reduce energy consumption by as much as 72%.