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According to the EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EU), this French Order extends the mandatory feasibility study of various energy supply solutions to buildings between 50 and 1000 square meters.This feasability study must be operated prior to filing an application for a building permit by the owner, in order to promote installation of efficient equipment and use of renewable energy sources.New buildings and new parts of existing buildings may be exempt from this requirement if the corresponding building energy regulation imposes the use of renewable energy sources.
Post date: 23 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

According to the EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EU), this French bylaw concerns the extension of the mandatory feasibility study of various energy supply solutions to buildings between 50 and 1000 square meters.From 1 January 2014, this feasability study must be operated prior to filing an application for a building permit by the owner, in order to promote installation of efficient equipment and use of renewable energy sources.For new buildings between 50 and 1000 m2, this bylaw limits to 4 the number of variants to be considered in the feasibility study.
Post date: 22 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

This French ordinance, beginning the 1st of January 2014, will implement a zero-interest loan scheme for financing energy savings works/renovations in condominiums.
Post date: 13 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

This guide published by the French Ministries in charge of housing and energy is dedicated to citizens who decide to build a new house. It explains the requirements of the French regulation RT 2012 (that transposes parts of the EPBD). It is easily legible, emphasizing the main focal points of interest to the owner.It points out;
Post date: 9 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

This law implemented the new rules introduced by the recast Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) in France, including the introduction of Energy Performance Certification in advertisements.
Post date: 22 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

This law implemented the Directive 2002/91/EC (EPBD) and most of the recast Directive 2010/31/EU in France, introducing Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings and a target for the refurbishment of the French existing building stock.
Post date: 22 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

This press release from the French Government provides the contents of the national plan for energy renovation of residential buildings that has been launched mid-September 2013. This plan relies on a simplified access to useful information, a personalized support through 450 dedicated information centres, subsidies and/or financial tools. The objective is to renovate 500,000 dwellings per year by 2017, with a target of decreasing by 38% the energy consumption of the building sector in 2020.
Post date: 3 Oct 2013
Type: Publication

On 12 September 2013, the French Government announced 34 sectoral plans for an industrial recovery of the country. The objective is to build a competitive industrial offering in order to regain lost market shares and to win new ones. The 34 sectors include intelligent energy networks, renewable energy sources, wood industry and building energy renovation.
Post date: 16 Sep 2013
Type: News

This French bylaw describes the energy performance requirements for some new buildings that were not covered by the initial Decree (26 October 2010) implementing the regulation RT2012. These are: education and research buildings, hotels, restaurants, shops, sports facilities, hospitals and health buildings, residential buildings for elderly people, airports, courts and courthouse, industrial and craft buildings. The requirements are applicable to buildings with a building permit submitted after 1st January 2013.
Post date: 22 Jan 2013
Type: Publication