How can joiners and carpenters get the RGE label ?

The RGE label (Reconnu garant de l’environnement, a French initiative that recognises tradespeople for being environmentally friendly) is open to joiners and carpenters. Discover the advantages of this label and how to go about getting it.

A closer look at the RGE label for joiners and carpenters

A mark of quality in the construction industry, RGE – which stands for Reconnu Garant de l’Environnement (Recognised Environmentally Friendly) – is given to tradespeople involved in the energy transition. Although obtaining this label can seem complicated, having it is a real advantage, particularly for carpenters and joiners.

THE RGE LABEL – A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE FOR JOINERS AND CARPENTERS

Granted by the authorities to professionals committed to ensuring quality, the RGE label is proof of your expertise and your adherence to the latest standards, primarily with regard to improvement works and energy renovations. As a carpenter or joiner, much of the work you do may be eligible for this, including:

Installing double glazing, replacing casements and roof renovation are all examples of work likely to be covered by the RGE label. There are a number of advantages to carpenters or joiners obtaining this label:

KEY FIGURE

+ 2 billions euros

This is the additional amount allocated to MaPrimeRénov’ for 2021 and 2022 as part of France’s Recovery Plan. This new budget will enable the scheme – through which private individuals are able to apply for financial support for energy renovation work carried out by RGE-accredited tradespeople – to open up to all types of households.

AN RGE LABEL FOR EVERY TYPE OF JOB

One of the features of the RGE scheme is that there are different types of label depending on the type of work being carried out. With each one issued by a specific accredited body, you must select the appropriate scheme for your activity. For joiners and carpenters there are 4 main types that your work may be eligible for.

HOW TO OBTAIN THE RGE LABEL AS A JOINER OR A CARPENTER

Once you have chosen the appropriate label for your line of work, you must undergo a qualifying process in order to obtain the RGE label. This will involve doing the following: