The CobBauge project is part of the actions of the European Union to reduce by 20% the CO2 emissions of the FMA zone by 2020 (2012/27 / EU). The energy consumed by the building sector currently accounts for 40% of the total energy produced (UE2010), of which 60% is used by occupants to heat buildings.
The houses in the water that are commonly found in the border regions of the Channel in France and Great Britain do not satisfy the current thermal regulations. The goal of the CobBauge project is to create new materials and processes that are both economical and consistent with building standards, while at the same time meeting the needs of preserving the local historical heritage.
The CobBauge project has been selected within the framework of the INTERREG VA France (Channel) / England cross-border co-operation program co-funded by the ERDF and brings together 5 French and British partners.
Duration of the project : 07/2017 – 03/2019
Total budget : € 1,097,485
ERDF co-financing : € 757,265 (69%)
* The bar is a mixture of earth and agricultural fibers, such as straw, which is then incorporated with water. It is used to build buildings.