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2022 - Week 39
Barometer of VSEs: The state of play on the financial situation and the morale of business leaders in September
Study / Review / Report
The Syndicat des Indépendants et des VSEs carried out a survey from September 01 to 07, 2022 among 1.182 professionals to find out how they approached this start of the school year from a financial and moral point of view. Read more
Stop low cost diagnostics: the Chamber of Real Estate Diagnosticians of the FNAIM responds to UFC-Que Choisir
Organization News
In a new vitriolic test, UFC-Que Choisir denounces the lack of reliability of the DPE. That a dwelling changes energy class according to the diagnostician is not acceptable: the Chamber of Real Estate Diagnosticians of the FNAIM can only agree. Read more
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In short
Is the energy crisis accelerating the energy transition of private housing?
Study / Review / Report
New DPE, energy sobriety and continuous rise in prices… the energy crisis is of increasing concern to French households. A particular context that should encourage the transition of buildings… Read more
Despite the crisis, professionals specializing in energy renovation work are showing optimism
Study / Assessment / Report by hello
Covid-19, Russian-Ukrainian crisis, rising energy costs, shortage of materials... Craftsmen have to deal with a turbulent economic situation. To sustain and develop their business, several options are available to them. Read more
The OECD much less optimistic than Bercy on the 2023 growth forecast in France
Study / Review / Report
The French economy should grow by 0,6% next year, forecasts the OECD in its latest global projections published Monday, September 26, a level well below the 1% anticipation on which the government is counting, which presents the its 2023 budget on the same day. Read more
The maximum rate for a mortgage over 20 years will exceed 3% on October 1
The maximum legal mortgage rate, also known as the usury rate, will increase on October 1 from 2,57% to 3,05% for a loan of 20 years or more, the Banque de France announced on Wednesday September 28. Read more
Results at the end of August 2022 for the construction of housing and premises
Conjuncture by Ministry of Territorial Cohesion
From June to August 2022, authorized housing increased (+ 1,2%) compared to the previous three months, when it had experienced a stronger increase (+ 4,9%), in data corrected for seasonal variations and working days (CVS-CJO). Read more
Reduction of the public deficit: the High Council of Public Finances criticizes an "unambitious" trajectory
Public finances
The High Council of Public Finances (HCFP) considers "unambitious" the trajectory set by the government to reduce the public deficit by 2027, in an opinion issued on Sunday on the eve of the presentation of the draft budget for 2023. Read more
Housing is burning and we are looking elsewhere according to AFIL
AFIL (Association Française de l'Immobilier Locatif), whose mission is to represent and defend the ecosystem of rental real estate, alerts public opinion and authorities to the state of the real estate market. Read more
More wind and nuclear power: Macron sets the course
Renewable energy
Emmanuel Macron announced on Thursday September 22 that he wanted to "go twice as fast" in the deployment of renewable energies and accelerate the launch of new nuclear reactors, during the inauguration of France's first offshore wind farm off Saint-Nazaire ( Loire Atlantique). Read more
Roadsides, railways, and some agricultural land will be used to produce solar energy
Renewable energy
The edges of roads, railways, large car parks and certain agricultural land will be able to accommodate solar energy projects, so that France can meet the increase in its electricity needs, announced the President of the Republic on Thursday 22 september. Read more
Heating, mobility, electricity, Europe…: the Energy Balance proposals for the climate
The conflict in Ukraine should not overshadow the vital urgency represented by global warming. It is necessary to limit the impacts of this conflict on sources of supply and on their cost, but no decision should be taken that would run counter to the fight against climate change. We see the dramatic effects every day: deadly floods, famines and armed conflicts. Read more
Energy crisis: several federations denounce government aid that forgets thousands of families
Organization News
The Government has announced the establishment of a subsidy for households not benefiting from the tariff shield, which heat with fuel oil and wood. Following the call of representatives of sectors such as France Gaz Liquides, the French Gas Association (AFG) and the Social Union for Housing (USH) and other federations are mobilizing: Coénove, as well as the Association of Elected Tourist Territories, ask in turn that this device does not exclude any energy or any household. Read more
The revision of the regulation on construction products threatens the sector alerts the FFB
News Organization by FFB
The proposed revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) formulated by the European Commission threatens the construction sector. Indeed, while the CPR is supposed to establish “harmonized conditions for the marketing of construction products”, this draft extends its scope to work contracts. Read more
Exceptional profits for TotalEnergies, which invests in renewables and rewards its shareholders
Company News
In the midst of a debate on superprofits, TotalEnergies announced Wednesday, September 28 an additional billion dollars of investment in renewable energies but also several billion in bonuses for its shareholders, even as the employees of its refineries are on strike to obtain increases against to inflation. Read more
With the Linky meter, Enedis believes that "sobriety is within reach"
Company News by Enedis
The electricity distribution network manager Enedis wants to add a "stone to the building of energy sobriety" by encouraging its 35 million Linky meter users to control their consumption using this tool. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Meeting with Dominique Rey, Director of Solarlux France
Interview by Solarlux
During an interview with Dominique Rey, Director of Solarlux France, we returned to the journey of this company, which has specialized for more than 35 years in the manufacture of concertina windows, verandas and glazing solutions for balconies and facades and on these future novelties. Read more
Obat raises €6 million from Truffle Capital, Evolem and Holnest to digitize the management of VSEs and SMEs in the construction industry
Developer News by Drug
Obat, a SaaS solution that facilitates the management and procedures of building professionals, raises €6 million in seed from Truffle Capital, Evolem and Club Holnest, in order to accelerate its growth with VSEs and SMEs in the building sector. Read more
Between ProDevis 9 and its 100% eco-designed stand, Elcia is constantly innovating for the Batimat show
Developer News by Elcia
From October 3 to 6, it's on BATIMAT that it's happening! For the occasion, the French leader in specialized software publishing for Joinery, Blinds and Closures is doubling down on innovation for its users with ProDevis 9... but also for the environment with a stand designed to be eco-responsible from floor to ceiling! Read more
Rockwool rewarded at the 50th UNTEC Congress with a silver medal for Rockcycle Réno
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
While the 50th International Congress of Construction Economists, the UNTEC, was held on September 1 and 2 in La Rochelle, ROCKWOOL was present among professionals in the sector to reflect and propose appropriate responses to the issues of decarbonization. Read more
Unilin Insulation obtains Qualiopi certification for its Exterio Pro training
News Manufacturer by Unilin Insulation
Created in 2018 within its Desselgem production unit in Belgium, Unilin Insulation's Expert Lab training center provides Exterio Pro training, which has just received Qualiopi certification by SOCOTEC. Read more
Assistant to calculation notes for local tertiary studies XLPro3 Calculation, instructions for use
Video by Legrand
How to use the calculation note assistant for XLPro3 Calcul local tertiary studies? Easily produce, quickly generate and simply edit your calculation notes for local tertiary studies thanks to the assistant integrated into Legrand's XLPro3 Calcul software, the essential tool for making calculation notes. Read more
Solar site monitoring - Demain Tous Solaire by Terreal
Video by Terreal
Find out how the installation of a Solterre Premium solar panel kit by TERREAL is carried out. Read more
Actifleet mobile hand wash - ShoulderSink - A hygiene station at all times
Video by Activefleet
ShoulderSink is a mobile hand hygiene station that gives the user access to a real wash wherever and whenever they want. The unit contains a water tank, paper and two bottles for soap and hydroalcoholic gel. Read more
Tech FM: SPIE's know-how at the service of your installations
Video by SPIE
Backed by technical expertise acquired over more than a century, SPIE designs and implements tailor-made facility management solutions for the public and private sectors, whatever the field of activity. Read more
Wood fiber: what is it?
Video by Isover
When we think "insulation", we often think "glass wool". However, there are other types of insulating materials, including biosourced ones. This is the case of wood fibre, which offers excellent thermal and acoustic insulation! Understand with ISOVER what wood fiber is and why it represents around 50% of the insulation on the bio-based market today. Read more
NoFlam system, flameless sealing for everyone
Video by Soprema
Discover the NoFlam system, an innovative waterproofing process for flat roofs with self-adhesive membrane accessible to all. Read more
The Maison Performante project in video
Video by Lafarge
The Maison Performante project was designed by Lafarge France's partner, Maisons Demeurance, and meets the requirements of the new RE2020. He won the call for expressions of interest launched by Territoires (Rennes). Read more
Solar thermal power plant at Lys Services (59)
Video by ADEME
In Hauts-de-France, located in the Petits-Pacaux area, the company Lys Services has switched to renewable heat since 2019. Specialized in tank cleaning since 1970, the company has decided to improve the environmental impact of its energy model by considering, in 2015, the installation of a solar thermal power plant to supply its process. Read more
Products and Materials
New generation installation: save time on site with fix'bric!
Advertising-editorial by bio'bric
Faster and more comfortable to install, fix'bric is the new generation ready-to-use adhesive for the durable assembly of bio'bric wall bricks in individual houses. A new way of posing, in line with its time: save time for what really matters! Read more
AGC Glass Europe announces a new range of float glasses with a reduced carbon footprint
New range by AGC Glass France
Keen to contribute to a sustainable and sustainable future, AGC Glass Europe is constantly striving to reduce the environmental impact of its production processes. As part of its roadmap towards carbon neutrality, the Group has just announced that it will launch by the end of 2022 the production of a range of float glasses with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, at less than 7 kg of CO2 per m2 of clear glass (thickness 4 mm). Read more
M-CUBE® by Würth: 18 V Ass 18-1/2' Compact Li-ion Battery Impact Wrench
New product by Wuerth France
Another novelty for the M-CUBE® range: the 18 V LI-ION battery impact wrench. As with all machines in the 18 V range, it has a robust and innovative battery that allows intelligent management of cells, range and performance. Powerful and robust, it is particularly suitable for wood construction, metal assembly and fixing in concrete. Read more
Wicona strengthens its fire safety offer with the new Wicstyle 75 FP EI30 door
New product by Wicona
For this new school year, WICONA completes its offer with a new 30-minute fire door in recycled aluminium, ingeniously equipped to achieve these performances, without a fire-resistant insert. Read more
Somfy adds functionality to its TaHoma switch control to help its users save energy
Evolution produced by Somfy
At a time when energy sobriety is more than ever at the center of concerns, how can you save energy on the heating bill without degrading your comfort? Read more
Projects and Achievements
Cannes wants to "reinvent" its Croisette in red
With red on the ground, Cannes wants to "reinvent" its Croisette, a seaside avenue made famous by the Cannes Film Festival and has chosen an international group of architectural firms to carry out this 160 million euro project. Read more
Project of 19 architectural follies for 2025 in Neuilly-sur-Seine
Nineteen architectural follies, modular pavilions, will line avenue Charles-de-Gaulle in Neuilly-sur-Seine (Haute-de-Seine) in 2025, designed by architects Manuelle Gautrand and Edouard François, unveiled Tuesday, September 27 Mayor Jean-Christophe Fromantin during a press conference. Read more
"Marseille en grand": first stone of an emblematic school
Construction site
A "secure, green, clean" school, in a district "where hundreds of children come to study in prefabs": the socialist mayor of Marseille laid the first stone of an emblematic construction site on Tuesday, September 27, a year after the launch of a vast school renovation plan. Read more
In the Basque Country, stoppage of a building site on a pile of waste
Construction site
A construction site of a hundred housing units was stopped in Anglet (Pyrénées-Atlantique) pending the evacuation of a large quantity of waste visible in the embankment used, we learned Thursday, September 29 from the city ​​hall. Read more
"A safari of sounds": the New York Philharmonic has a new setting
Design and acoustics tuned to the millimeter: after months of work, the prestigious New York Philharmonic Orchestra will perform in a renovated setting, the result of a project costing more than half a billion dollars. Read more
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