What is the CertiNergy “Coup de pouce” operation?


The ‘Energy Saving “Coup de pouce”’ scheme, launched on 23 February 2017, is an operation introduced as part of the White Certificates (WCs) process, in order to speed up energy-efficiency improvements and make it possible for the lowest income households to have access to costly renovation works at a reduced cost.

The ongoing operation was renewed in January 2019 with the aim of encouraging all consumers to: à :

  • Replace their oil, gas or coal boilers (excluding condensing boilers) with an efficient heating solution: ‘Heating “Coup de pouce”’;
  • Insulate their attics and/or floors: ‘Insulation “Coup de pouce”’.

As a signatory to both of these “Coup de pouce” options, CertiNergy is able to offer you the following subsidies:


Heating “Coup de pouce”:

Insulation “Coup de pouce”:

For installation of a biomass boiler – Fuel-poor households

€2500 – Other households

For installation of an air-to-water or a water-to-water heat pump – Fuel-poor households

€2500 – Other households

For attic insulation – Fuel-poor households
€10/mÂČ â€“ Other households

For insulation of a low floor – Fuel-poor households
€20/mÂČ â€“ Other households

for installation of a hybrid air-to-water heat pump – Fuel-poor households

€2500 – Other households 

Replacement of a coal, oil or gas boiler (other than a condensing boiler) by a very-high-energy-efficiency gas boiler

€600 – Other households

The subsidies are paid by the signatories of the ‘Energy Saving “Coup de pouce”’ Charter, which in this case is the company CertiNergy.

Information that must be shown on the invoice for replacement of heating equipment and to be noted on the web page: the removal of the existing equipment must be indicated on the proof of completion of the operation along with an indication of the type of heating fuel (coal, oil or gas) and the type of equipment removed. In the case of replacement of a boiler, the invoice must also state that this is not a condensing boiler or, otherwise, it must indicate the brand and reference information for the boiler removed.

Monitoring policy

We have made a commitment to improving our quality control policy, and all of our clients taking advantage of the option to insulate their attics and floors could therefore be contacted by an independent monitoring body to check that the works have been completed. We will implement corrective measures if any problems are detected during these monitoring activities.

Furthermore, we have undertaken to report any clear breaches of industry best practice or work which is clearly of poor quality identified by the monitoring body to the RGE qualification and certification bodies.


What is your “Coup de pouce” subsidy?

Based on your income, you can obtain:

  • a subsidy of €2500 or €4000 for installation of a renewable energy heating system
  • a subsidy of €600 or €1200 for installation of a very-high-energy-efficiency boiler
  • €30 per mÂČ or €20 per mÂČ for insulation of a low floor
  • €20 per mÂČ or €10 per mÂČ for insulation of an attic

To obtain the highest subsidy, your income must be less than the following amounts:

Number of people in the household Maximum income for a household in the Ile-de-France region Maximum income for a household in other regions
1 € 24 194 €18 409
2 € 35 510 € 26 923
3 € 42 648 € 32 377
4 €49 799 € 37 826
5 € 56 970 € 43 297
Per additional person + € 7 162 + € 5 454

The beneficiary may only claim one subsidy paid under this scheme for a given operation.


In addition to Energy Saving “Coup de pouce” subsidies, energy improvement works are eligible for the following subsidies:

  • Eco-loan zero
  • Tax credit
  • VAT reduction
  • Energy cheque
  • National Housing Association (ANAH) subsidies

The ‘Heating “Coup de pouce”’ and ‘Insulation “Coup de pouce”‘ can be combined with the ANAH ‘Living Better – Agility’ packages, and the remaining amount payable may be covered by the energy transition tax credit (30%) and the eco-loan zero. However, this scheme may not be combined with Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) subsidies or with offers from eligible White Certificates scheme entities that may lead to the issuing of White Certificates, including ANAH ‘Living Better – Serenity’ packages.

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Lastly, to get you on the path to improving your energy footprint and encourage you to carry out other energy improvement actions, we recommend that you perform an energy diagnostic on your house and contact the ‘FAIRE advisers’ (free public service), who will guide you through other possible actions:

What steps do I need to follow to access the subsidies?

  1. Select the option you want and check your eligibility
  2. Apply for your subsidy directly through the form at the bottom of the page
  3. Have your works carried out by a professional RGE partner*
  4. Pay and keep the invoice for the works carried out
  5. Receive your ‘Coup de pouce’ subsidy

*Or look for an RGE professional in the FAIRE directory

The 3 reasons why you should take action!

To reduce your energy bills

You can reduce your energy consumption by changing your boiler, insulating the walls and floors in your home, installing double-glazed windows, 
 and you can make big savings on your energy bill.

To increase your comfort

By carrying out these works, you can improve your living comfort and well-being, especially through limiting draughts, heat loss and humidity.

To increase the value of your asset

Since 2011, it has been mandatory to display the energy efficiency rating when selling your home. A home rated A or B will fetch a higher price than a home rated E or F.

CertiNergy is with you from A to Z

A team is mobilised to determine your subsidies


Identification of eligible projects
& optimisation


Performance of works


Payment of subsidies


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