Project dates: 01. Jun 2020 - 31. May 2024
"This project aims to structure a shared resource platform for third-party financing companies (Sociétés de Tiers-Financement - STF): the Office of Renovations and Financings for Energy Efficiency (ORFEE).
The ORFEE will be a resource center to consolidate the business model of STFs: to pool their developments and coordinate their operational processes, to reduce their costs, to centralize findings and better disseminate them, etc.
ORFEE aims to define a corpus of conformity and quality of the renovations, ranging from the orientation of households towards renovation programs adapted to their needs and energy efficiency objectives, until the completion of the works and the follow-up of consumption, as well as issuing quality guarantees for the owners. This operational guarantee would cover, in case of poor performance, the resumption of work. ORFEE should rely on best practices in Europe and North America, to structure and size the guarantee fund and to strengthen operational support to STF.
It should also be based on a dialogue with banks that want to attribute energy and environmental labels to the financing of renovations.
The design of ORFEE must also allow the STF to strengthen their financial structure: ORFEE will help STF to structure the dialogue they have to build with the EIB and financial investors with a view to improve their funding.
Loans granted by the STF to households would be transferred without recourse to a special purpose vehicle The objective is twofold: to remove from their assets the receivables of STF on households and multi-property buildings to master the size of their balance sheet and optimize their equity, and secondly, to feed investors with securities issued by the SPV, complying with the ""GREENFIN"" label implemented in France - or other equivalent labels in Europe.
ORFEE consortium is formed with STF which are already operative and consulting firms bringing their expertise."