Energy efficiency in existing real estate stock: a charter for voluntary commitment

Energy efficiency in existing real estate stock: a charter for voluntary commitment

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Voluntary action decided by real estate stock players

Regulatory background

With nearly 44% of French domestic energy consumption, the built environment is the most “energy thirsty” sector and generates nearly a quarter of French national greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, in line with its European commitments, an ambitious program to reduce energy consumption in the building stock is on tracks, with at least a 38% saving by 2020 (base 2006). Beyond this first target, France is committed to reduce of 30% its consumption of fossil fuels by 2030 and 50% of its consumption energy by 2050 (at constant GDP). This goal has been confirmed across all the political forces running the country. President François Hollande confirmed the commitment at the opening of the second environmental conference of September 2013.

Non-residential buildings (both public and private) are keys to comply with the overall target (offices, businesses, governments, educational buildings and other commercial buildings). They represent more than 920 million square meters and are characterized by the highest level of energy consumption (...)

 

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