Eco-FAUR is the only scheme of its kind in France, earning nationwide recognition as a certification method for municipalities that are involved in sustainable development initiatives. So far, it has provided support to more than 330 eco-habitat and sustainable town-planning projects throughout Brittany, for a total budget of €24m going to public buildings and facilities, public and landscaped areas, or new and renewed neighbourhoods. Every year, Brittany’s Regional Council launches calls for requests for proposals among all municipalities and town associations. The aim is to provide both technical and financial support to Breton municipalities seeking to conduct sustainable development operations, such as an overall discussion about the municipality’s future, social diversity, environmental quality and innovation, energy savings and water management, residents’ grassroots groups etc.
The scheme has included 4 projects from the Laure Planchais Agency: