France

This tool is available on the website "Rénovation Info Service", owned by the French Ministry of Housing. It allows to identify companies that have got the label "RGE - Reconnu Garant de l'Environnement". The energy renovation works are eligible to the various financial incentives provided by public funds (tax credit, interest free loans, reduced VAT) only if they are carried out by an RGE labelled company.  
Post date: 13 Jun 2017
Type: Tool

National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP)s set out estimated energy consumption, planned energy efficiency measures, and the improvements individual EU countries expect to achieve. Under the Energy Efficiency Directive, EU countries must draw up these plans every three years.   This document is the 2017 update of the NEEAP for France. It shows measures taken to save energy in buildings. It includes information about the regulations and the incentives for energy efficient new or renovated buildings. 
Post date: 13 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

This brochure from the French Agency ADEME describes the French financial public incentives related to the improvement of the energy performance of residential buildings that are available in 2017. They include: tax credits, zero interest loans, reduced VAT, subsidies, etc. 
Post date: 13 Jun 2017
Type: Publication

INTERCLIMA+ELECHB is a specialized exhibition for technical equipment to build more economical and comfortable buildings. All of the sector’s designers and fitters can find solutions for energy efficiency, renewable energy use, comfort and smart solutions for any type of building.   INTERCLIMA+ELECHB will take place from 7 to 10 November 2017 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center, in Paris, France.   Conference
Post date: 13 Jun 2017
Type: Event

The pressure is on for countries to honour their climate change commitments. But, with one of the world´s heavyweights in economy´s president threatening to tear up the Paris agreement and another quitting the EU - the question is, where does this leave the green energy sector? Step in crowdfunding, which aims to capitalise.  
Post date: 25 May 2017
Type: News

The Decree 2017-918 of the French Government requires the improvement of the energy performance of existing commercial and public buildings. It applies to buildings or parts of buildings belonging to a single owner, for offices, hotels, shops, education and administration, with a useful floor area greater than 2000 m2, with the exception of temporary buildings and some historical buildings.
Post date: 17 May 2017
Type: News

This guide published in France by the plan for the digital transition in buildings (Plan de Transition Numérique du Bâtiment -PTNB), is intended for building owners and developers. It aims to show the interest of implementing a Building Information Modelling (BIM) approach: better design of the building, improved construction quality, easier maintenance, renovation and deconstruction, reduction of the overall cost, securing of the deadlines.
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Publication

The French plan for the digital transition in buildings (Plan de Transition Numérique dans le Bâtiment - PTNB) has identified the needs of construction professionals in digital tools to be used in office or the construction site. A survey was carried out by interviewing 19 professional organisations concerned. The identification of needs will enable software publishers and digital tools designers to know the expectations of the professionals in order to best meet their needs. The needs identified have been classified into three levels (pyramid of the hierarchy of needs).
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Publication

The French plan for digital transition in buildings was launched by the French government in January 2015, following a report showing the need to help for the digital transformation of the building sector. It is programmed over three years (2015 to 2017) by the Ministry of Housing and has a budget of 20 million euros. By the end of 2016, 24 actions had already been launched to bring the building sector into the digital era.
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Publication

This guide for window installers was produced by six professional organisations that are members of the French Building Federation (FFB) and representatives of the design, manufacture and installation of windows. Its objective is to provide window installers with assistance in the prescription of ventilation air inlets on window frames during window changing operations in an existing building, so that the installation complies with the requirements of the regulations.
Post date: 16 May 2017
Type: Publication