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2022 - Week 38
Energy performance diagnostics: UFC-Que Choisir denounces a big nonsense, again and again
Study / Review / Report
5 years after its last survey on the subject, and one year after it was reformed, the UFC-Que Choisir publishes the results of a new damning survey on the quality of energy performance diagnostics (EPD) of housing. Read more
Rising costs, building REP, aid for energy renovation... the 26 proposals from building craftsmen to the government
News Organization by CAPEB
In a difficult economic context raising fears of a drop in activity in the building sector, CAPEB recalls that, although the artisans of the sector defend the need to move forward in the direction of the energy transition, this must not be done to the detriment of the social component and therefore formulate 26 proposals concerning the renovation sector for the Government. Read more
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In short
At the Assises du BTP, government announcements insufficient to respond to the sector's concerns
Organization News
On September 22, Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Olivia Grégoire, Minister of SMEs and Crafts, as well as Olivier Klein, Minister of Housing, announced the first 13 measures resulting from the work of the Assises du BTP. These measures, relating to support for the economic operations of professionals and the simplification of administrative procedures, were generally welcomed, but professional organizations still see them as a “first step” below the expectations of the sector. Read more
Evolution of the market for individual photovoltaic solar installations
Study / Review / Report
In its latest report on photovoltaic applications for individuals, Observ'ER estimates at 69.630 kW for 33.810 operations the activity carried out in 2021 in the segment of equipment of 3 kW or less. Read more
Rising demand and falling supply put pressure on the housing rental market
Study / Review / Report
Rising demand (+ 9% vs 2019) and a falling supply (- 5% vs 2019) are contracting the rental market at the start of the 2022 school year. In this context, 74,6% of the 11.606 candidates for the rental of housing interviewed by PAP, report greater difficulties in finding a rental than during their previous searches. Read more
What heating energies are used in the French regions?
Study / Review / Report
The start of the 2022 school year will have marked a new stage in the transition of the French towards more responsible heating energies. If since July 1, the installation of new oil-fired boilers is now prohibited, this energy still retains a preponderant place in the national energy mix (3.8 million dwellings and buildings concerned). Read more
25 years after its ban, asbestos continues to weigh on our lives
Study / Review / Report
It has now been 25 years since asbestos was banned in France. On the occasion of this "anniversary", the housing transformation media, Infodiag, went out to meet all those who, in one way or another, are still fighting today against pollution and historic scandals. Read more
The building materials activity remained in decline this summer
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The multiplication of exogenous shocks (health with COVID and its successive confinements, geopolitics with the Ukrainian conflict and its deleterious effects in terms of energy supply, climate with the drought this summer and its impact on agricultural production, etc.) has contributed in recent months to maintain significant pressure on production processes and to weigh on growth, while fueling inflation. Read more
The Federation of Public Housing Offices is sounding the alarm and alerting the public authorities
In an unprecedented context of exploding energy costs, the Federation of Public Housing Offices organized a press conference on Wednesday September 21, 2022, in order to raise awareness of the urgency of the situation for HLM organizations. and their tenants. Read more
Renewable law: the government withdraws an article decried by environmental NGOs
The government has decided to withdraw an article which, within the bill for the acceleration of the deployment of renewable energies, aroused great concern from environmental organizations, AFP learned on Wednesday September 21 from the Ministry of Energy Transition. Read more
The government asks the prefects to go faster on wind power
Renewable energy
The government has asked the prefects to "put in place all the required actions" to accelerate the renewable energy projects in progress, including wind farms, sources of regular controversy in public opinion, according to a circular dated Friday, September 16 and obtained by the site Context. Read more
Oil aid: Béchu justifies a "deviation from the climatic course" to avoid "social reefs"
Combustible energy
The Minister of Ecological Transition Christophe Béchu defended Friday, September 16 new aid to consumers of fossil fuels, this time for the French who heat themselves with fuel oil, justifying a "deviation" from the climate trajectory in order to avoid "reefs social". Read more
France Rénov': energy renovation for all
Organization News
Anah is launching a communication campaign until the end of the year to promote France Rénov, the public housing renovation service. This campaign aims to convince as many households as possible to carry out the most ambitious renovation possible of their homes. Read more
The Order of Expert Surveyors presents its "Expert Surveyor 2030" plan
Organization News
The expert surveyors met in Le Havre, from September 13 to 15, on the occasion of their Congress. Placed under the theme of "The profession facing the challenges of society", the event marks the operational launch of the "Surveyor-expert 2030" project, a prospective strategic vision which must support the profession in taking into account current societal concerns. and future. Read more
A building sold on the Champs-Elysées for a "record" amount
The asset manager Groupama Immobilier announced on Monday September 19 that it had sold a building on the avenue des Champs-Elysées to an investment fund for a "record" amount. Read more
Skyscraper in China ravaged by fire
The flames ravaged a 16-meter high skyscraper in central China on Friday, September 218 during a spectacular fire, which caused no casualties according to an initial report established by firefighters. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Discover the cost center on wurth.fr
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
In order to support and simplify the customer ordering and invoicing process, Würth France offers the cost center. Read more
Rector & Techniwood: the combination of industrial concrete and wood prefabrication for intelligent decarbonization of buildings
News Manufacturer by Rector
In a regulatory context encouraging energy performance through a mix of materials and low-carbon buildings, off-site construction is booming. Read more
Cheminées Poujoulat brightens up its notoriety with a third weather sponsorship
News Manufacturer by Poujoulat
Cheminées Poujoulat is back in the TV campaign since September 9 and until October 2, 2022, accompanying French households during the weekend weather programs of France 2, France 3, TV5 Monde and La Chaîne Météo. Read more
Jérôme Pécresse, senior executive of General Electric, leaves his functions
News Manufacturer
Jérôme Pécresse, world vice-president of the renewable energy branch of General Electric, will leave his post, the management of the American conglomerate announced on Monday, September 12. Read more
UNICEM committed companies: 30 years of commitment to sustainable development in the quarry and building materials sector
News Organization by UNICEM
UNICEM entreprisesengages, the association that carries CSR initiatives in the quarry and building materials sector, organized its general meeting on September 15, 2022 around the theme - Crossed perspectives "30 years of commitments, and now?", led by Nicholas Rossignol. Read more
CAPEB presents its proposals for the Assises du BTP
Video by CAPEB
Jean-Christophe Repon, President of the CAPEB returns in video on the expectations of the CAPEB upstream of the Assises du BTP. Read more
Ambrogio Beccaria sets sail with MAPEI
Video by MAPEI
MAPEI CLUB welcomes skipper Ambrogio Beccaria who will soon set off for the 2022 Route du Rhum, aboard Alla Grande, a latest-generation Class40 yacht. Read more
Large format tiles: what prevention solutions?
Focus on the solutions available to improve working conditions when installing large format tiles. Presented to companies and professionals during a meeting day at the CFA in Angers, these solutions are the result of collaboration between equipment manufacturers, professionals and the OPPBTP. Read more
Loxam Corporate 2022: Demand more from rentals
Video by LOXAM
Discover Loxam, its culture and the face of the employees who have made it the European leader in the equipment rental market. Read more
39th edition of European Heritage Days
The European Heritage Days took place on September 17 and 18. On this occasion, the State opened the doors of its finest buildings to the public. Read more
Engie customer service: 91% of satisfied customers
Video by Engie
A service that does not render a service is not a service. This is why the men and women of ENGIE Customer Service do their utmost to provide complete answers to your questions. Read more
The advantages of the gutter protector
Video by Araltec
The most efficient gutter accessory on the market to protect your gutters! Tired of clogged gutters, overflows and water infiltration? Do you want to finish with the permanent cleaning of your gutters? The proliferation of mosquitoes near you? Read more
Marina's opinion on Sikaflex® Façade
Video by Sika France
Find in this video Marina's opinion on Sikaflex® Facade. This polyurethane mastic-adhesive is suitable for making air and watertight seals in new and renovation works as well as for bonding light decorative elements on vertical supports. Read more
Products and Materials
Würth A10 silicone sealant: a new high performance
New product by Wuerth France
In the current context of shortage of raw materials, this novelty in the field of silicones represents a very good quality alternative. This putty is a technical solution of very good quality and has an odorless neutral base for optimal working comfort. Read more
Nice Motion-Control: a single device is enough to capture movement, light and temperature
New product by Nice
Combining the functions of several devices in an intelligent solution is what Nice, one of the world's leading providers of solutions for home and building management and security, offers with its Motion-Control detector. Read more
Brem presents two new radiators with a refined and contemporary design
New product by Brem
Brem, Italian designer and producer of radiators and towel warmers, presents its latest products: two extra-flat radiators with a resolutely contemporary style. The new HOT and PIET models become a utilitarian object, but also an architectural element. Read more
Meljac presents its mini LED recessed spotlights
New product by Meljac
Meljac, manufacturer of high-end fittings, offers 2 new models of round or square recessed spotlights in solid brass for false ceilings. Available in the brand's 30 finishes, they guarantee optimal harmony with all electrical equipment: switches, reading lights, thermostats, etc. Read more
Elec calc 2022, the software that is revolutionizing the electrical design of buildings
Software update by Trace Software
Trace Software is pleased to announce the official release of the elec calc electrical design software in its 2022 version. The software makes it possible to size and calculate all types of electrical architectures, including IRVEs, whether for industrial sites or commercial buildings. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Slate on the roof and on the facade for a house that combines aesthetics and energy efficiency
Realization by Cupa Pizarras
In Ville-sur-Lumes, in the Ardennes, the Lecomte Perez Architectes firm has paid tribute to the slate-making tradition of the area, as part of a project that gives pride of place to shale. Read more
In Lyon, on the S-One building, the new Wicline 65 frame system from Wicona makes the wall
Realization by Wicona
An emblematic showcase of the urban transformation of the 9th arrondissement of Lyon, the S-One tertiary building located at the corner of rue Marietton and avenue Sidoine Apollinaire enjoys a strategic location between Vaise and Gorge de Loup. Read more
Reopening of Building B of the University of Caen
In 2016, the University of Caen launched the major renovation project of the emblematic and historic building B. 6 years of work and a budget of €29 million later, building B is reopening its doors. Since September 5, teachers and students can work there. Read more
The 10 winners of the “2022 Architecture Prize”
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Organized by the magazine D'A, the Prix d'architectures 10+1 has become the largest and most respected architectural prize in France. It was at the Magasins Généraux in Pantin, at the BETC headquarters, that the winners of the 15+10 Architecture Prizes were announced on September 1. Read more
Certivea and the Smart Buildings Alliance reward the most outstanding connected and communicating buildings
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Certified
CERTIVEA and the Smart Buildings Alliance unveil the winners of the first Ready2Services Trophies which reward operations labeled R2S, exemplary in terms of digital infrastructures integrated into buildings. Read more
Products of the week

Accurate & easy-to-use measurement system for robotic total stations

Regular natural slate in thickness and flatness for a perfect roof

Composite facade cladding

Self-supporting sandwich panels including insulation, interior coating and cover siding


Cupa Pizarras


Unilin Insulation

Caulking joint ideal for the installation in the tunnel of joinery in low consumption buildings

Versailles wood window in traditional manufacturing

Bathroom solutions with elegant design and accessible to all

3D graphic management of your sites



Villeroy & Boch


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