France

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

  The Trust EPC South project, co-funded by the European Commission, aims to raise awareness of and scale up investments in energy efficiency (EE) and sustainable energy (SE) technologies in the tertiary sector. The focus of the project is to unlock the significant potential for EE and SE investments in private buildings.  
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Link

OpenEXP's report entitled "Clean Energy for All Europeans - Do the Commission's Impact Assessments Assign the Right Role to Energy Efficiency?" aims to support the on-going debate at the European Council and in the European Parliament on the efficiency files included in the Clean Energy for All Europeans package. It is based on the modelling results of the Commission’s scenarios included in the impact assessments related to the Energy Efficiency Directive and to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive.  
Post date: 15 May 2017
Type: Publication

Building airtightness: a critical review of testing, reporting and quality schemes in 10 countries    
Post date: 27 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #54: Ductwork airtightness in France: Regulatory context, control procedures, results  
Post date: 27 Apr 2017
Type: Publication

IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale   The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 70: Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale” in 2016. The project will run until 2020.  
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
Type: Link