Starting in 2000, ADEME provided surveys and pre-feasibility studies in the areas of renewables, energy efficiency, waste management, pollution.
- Surveys (conseil d'orientation, prédiagnostique) are used to identify and prioritise possible solutions to resource mismanagement. Over a two-day period, certified experts audit and diagnose a situation, for a total cost of 2 300 euros.
-"Conseils dorientation" are used for complex sites and can cost up to 75000 Euro (ceilings for residential and transport projects are regionally set). A maximum of 70% of the costs for both technical studies are supported by ADEME.
- Diagnostics and feasibility studies are used to go to a further level of detail. Diagnostics can cost up to 30 000 Euro for industry and agriculture, ceilings for residential and transport projects are locally set. Feasibility studies can cost up to 75 000 Euro in industry, maximum support levels are 50% of costs.
In 2000, ADEME provided assistance to 540 projects in industry, 2240 buildings and 110 000 households.