Parc naturel régional des Caps et Marais d'Opale

Parc Opale's contribution to Shine

SHINE aims to reduce carbon emissions in residential dwellings. SHINE wants to accelerate the hesitant process of the participating regions on adoption of energy efficient and renewable energy technologies in the retrofitting of residential dwellings. To tackle barriers for owners/tenants of properties to renovate their homes, SHINE will deliver and evaluate a range of energy reduction and property renovation projects in different housing sectors. Renovating by the district approach increases the critical mass and makes a long lasting social embedding possible.

It is quite obvious that the Parc, determined to improve the quality of the heritage building and involved in the territory with Positive Energy for Green Growth, has joined the partnership. The Parc proposes, together with the partnership:

  • multiply the actions of thermal improvement advice for rural and heritage housing;
  • develop workshops that, over time, will track families in the progress they will make each day to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • propose sites with accompanied self-rehabilitation and to build on these projects to sensitize other inhabitants to the interest of isolating;
  • contribute to the development of skills of local businesses on these topics.
"It is quite obvious that the Parc, determined to improve the quality of the heritage building and involved in the territory with Positive Energy for Green Growth, has joined the partnership"
Delphine Panossian

Presentation of the organisation

The Caps et Marais d’Opale Regional Nature Park (RNP) was created in 2000, through a Prime Ministerial decree. The RNP has been designed to protect the natural and cultural heritage of 153 villages composing a fragile rural area, threatened by urban sprawl. The Park has to find compatible solutions between preservation and economic and social development. Our missions are summed up in a 15-yeared Charter, approved by local authorities and partners.

The RNP is full of traditional heritage built before 1948 with some traditional materials which contribute to the identity of our area. The area is committed to reducing its energy use by 50%, maintaining the character of its territory. The RNP has to develop some experimental solutions in that way.