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2022 - Week 43
Agreement of the 27 members of the EU to boost energy renovation while Paris and Berlin want a more ambitious text
Sustainable Development
The Twenty-Seven agreed on Tuesday, October 25 to speed up energy renovation projects and achieve a completely zero-emission building stock by 2050 in the EU, but six countries, including France and Germany, denounced the terms of the text, considered too unambitious. Read more
State announces new measures to support businesses and communities in the face of rising energy prices
Public finances
In 2023, gas and electricity market prices will be more than 10 times higher than in 2020. To support businesses, associations, local authorities and public establishments in the face of this price increase, the Prime Minister has announced a series of measures. Read more
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The French in search of their accommodation: between priorities, compromises and unpleasant surprises
Study / Review / Report
As every year, the QUALITEL Barometer, carried out in partnership with IPSOS, focuses on the satisfaction of French people with regard to their accommodation. However, in this matter, the step of choosing a new home is crucial. Read more
A study reveals the impact of onshore wind power in France
Study / Review / Report
Between 2012 and 2030, the onshore wind power sector in France should create more than €2 billion in added value and more than 35.000 jobs, net of substitution effects on other energies, in particular nuclear and fossil fuels. This study is broken down into an analysis of the last ten years, which makes it possible to quantify the impact of wind power in 2021, and a projection over the next ten years. Read more
First results of the Urban Health and Quality of Life Observatory
Study / Review / Report
"Economic indicators such as the GDP do not tell us how the inhabitants of a country or a city are doing..." It is on the basis of this observation that Barbara Attia, founder and director of Hurba, 1st consulting firm urban psychology in France, wanted to develop an innovative tool, the Urban Health and Quality of Life Observatory, in partnership with a statistician, town planners and architects. Read more
Estimated share of renewable energies in gross final energy consumption in 2021
Study / Review / Report
In its mission to observe the dynamics of renewable energies, EurObserv'ER offers an initial assessment of their share in gross final energy consumption for each of the Member States at the end of 2021. Read more
The 10 main lessons of the global assessment of Climate Action by sector, presented at COP 27
Study / Review / Report
The Climate Chance association will publish during COP27 the summary of the World assessment of climate action by sector 2022, in order to feed the negotiations and show, not only the power of action of non-state actors, but also the immensity of the path that remains to be accomplished to stabilize emissions. Read more
New real estate: 512.400 building permits over the past year, up 10%
Conjuncture by Ministry of Territorial Cohesion
The number of building permits issued between October 2021 and September 2022 increased sharply (+10%) compared to the same period a year ago, reaching 512.400, according to estimates published Friday, October 28 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition . Read more
Russia may have accelerated the planet's energy transition in spite of itself
Paradoxically and positively for the climate of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions are expected to reach a "high point" as early as 2025, a potential acceleration of the transition energy due to an increase in investments in sustainable energies, estimated the International Energy Agency (IEA). Read more
The Senate wants to leave its mark on the law on unemployment insurance
"Cap du paritarisme", repeated refusals of penalized CDIs: the senators, mainly on the right, left their mark in committee on the "unemployment insurance" bill which will be debated from Tuesday, October 25 in first reading in the hemicycle of the Luxembourg Palace. Read more
The government wants to ban the rental of "thermal colanders" on Airbnb
The Minister Delegate for Housing Olivier Klein announced on Tuesday October 25 that he wanted to prevent the owners of the most energy-intensive accommodation, which will be gradually banned from conventional rentals from January 2023, from renting them on Airbnb. Read more
The Action heart of the city plan has kept its commitments with 5 billion euros mobilized in five years
Public finances
Caroline Cayeux, Minister Delegate for Local Authorities, announces that the Heart of the City Action Plan, implemented in 2018 in 234 medium-sized towns, has exceeded its initial objective: the commitments of the State and its financial partners amount to already in October 2022 at 5 billion euros. Read more
For the CAPEB Rhône and Grand Lyon, the prevention of the health of the business manager is a necessity
Prevention / Security by CAPEB
With the desire to support its members as closely and as well as possible, CAPEB Rhône et Grand Lyon has always intervened both in terms of anticipation and management, at all levels. Read more
Faced with the energy crisis, France Chaleur Urbaine presents an economical and ecological solution for all French households
Company News
The State has announced it, a general mobilization is requested to allow the energy transition on French soil. On October 6, 2022, the State insisted in a press release on its desire to act quickly and effectively against this unprecedented crisis. Read more
Sophie Sabot-Barcet first woman elected to head the Higher Council of Notaries
Sophie Sabot-Barcet was elected Tuesday, October 25 president of the Superior Council of Notaries (CSN), the first woman to hold this position since the creation of this professional organization almost 80 years ago. Read more
The castles of the Loire faced with the increase in the cost of energy
"A double-glazed window costs about 10.000 euros, we have 148": whether private or public, the Loire castles are facing the increase in the cost of energy by trying to reconcile protection of the heritage and investment in modern technologies. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Topocenter: experts at your service
Advertising-editorial by Topocenter
Since 1980, TOPOCENTER has been a team of experts alongside building and public works professionals. This national brand distributes measuring instruments (lasers, levels, total stations, etc.) for positioning (GNSS), detection (buried networks) and reality capture. A subsidiary of the Hexagon group, TOPOCENTER is the n°1 national multi-brand network (Leica Geosystems, GeoMax, etc.). Read more
Cochebat unveils the first 2022 figures for the hydrodistribution and PCRBT markets
Study / Assessment / Report by Cochebat
The first half of 2022 marks a return to normal for the market for integrated heating, cooling and sanitary systems, after experiencing an extraordinary and essential growth peak in 2021 after the market halt in 2020. Read more
Oknoplast France celebrates its 10th anniversary with growth of more than 30% between 2020 and 2021
Birthday by Oknoplast
The OKNOPLAST Group, headquartered in Krakow, Poland, is a family business specializing in the production of PVC windows, doors and roller shutters. Read more
A better than expected year for SimonsVoss despite the semiconductor crisis
News Manufacturer by SimonsVoss
SimonsVoss, one of the specialists in wireless digital locking and access control solutions on the BtoB market, brings new added value to customers in the markets it targets: the retirement home and nursing home sector, that of universities, high schools and colleges and that of towns and conurbation communities. Read more
Brico Dépôt offers to finance the energy audit of its customers
Distributor News
True to its DNA as a low-cost brand, Brico Dépôt has been committed for almost 30 years to offering its customers quality products at the best price and in quantity on site. While tensions over purchasing power and energy continue, Brico Dépôt goes even further to ensure that the French do not give up on their work projects and offers to finance the energy audit of its customers. Read more
Batimat 2022: Interview with Hakim Mihoubi, National Prescriber at VEKA
Video by VEKA
Discover the interview with Hakim Mihoubi, National Prescriber at VEKA, manufacturer of joinery and PVC profiles. Specialist in PVC joinery, Hakim Mihoubi invites us to discover his new products, as well as VEKA's strategy on the upgrading of PVC joinery, on his stand at BATIMAT 2022. Read more
Interclima 2022 - Feedback on the presence of Bosch Thermotechnology
Video by Bosch Thermotechnology
Back in pictures on INTERCLIMA 2022. Discover in this long format all the innovations in heat pumps and air conditioning presented during this edition. Read more
Batimat 2022: Interview with Philippe Stoll, Business Engineer at Technal France
Video by Technal
Discover the interview with Philippe Stoll, Business Engineer at Technal France, joinery manufacturer and aluminum line designer. Specialist in aluminum joinery, Philippe Stoll invites us to discover his new products, on his stand at BATIMAT 2022. Read more
Batimat 2022: Interview with Olivier Fabre, Sales Director France at Renson
Video by Renson
Discover the interview with Olivier Fabre, Sales Director France of Renson, manufacturer of ventilation solutions, solar protection and outdoor concepts. Specialist in climatic comfort, Olivier Fabre invites us to discover his new product ranges, on his stand at BATIMAT 2022. Read more
Interview with: Benoît Methods Project Manager within the Millet Group
Video by Millet Group
Meet Benoît, methods project manager within the MILLET Group. His mission? Respond to a need for industrialization of production sites, manage a project from A to Z, from supplier consultation to setting up and supporting teams. Read more
Batimat 2022: Interview with Laurent Massotte, CEO of the MEP Group
Video by MEP
Discover the interview with Laurent Massotte, CEO of Groupe MEP, manufacturer of PVC eaves and cladding. Laurent Massotte presents his products to us and tells us about his ambitions for the MEP Group, on his stand at BATIMAT 2022. Read more
Batimat 2022: Interview with Mélanie Lehoux, President of iBAT
Video by iBAT
Discover the interview with Mélanie Lehoux, President of iBAT, software publisher for work supervisors in the construction sector. Mélanie Lehoux invites us to discover the iBAT software suite, which simplifies the work of works supervisors, on her stand at BATIMAT 2022. Read more
Batimat 2022: Interview with Guillaume Crouzet, Design office manager at Profils Systèmes
Video by profiles Systems
Discover the interview with Guillaume Crouzet, design office manager at Profils Systèmes, joinery manufacturer and aluminum line designer. Specialist in aluminum joinery, Guillaume Crouzet invites us to discover his new products, on his stand at BATIMAT 2022. Read more
Products and Materials
Würth cordless machines: the M-CUBE® revolution
Advertising-editorial by Wuerth France
“Inspired by you, developed by Würth”. You imagined them, Würth designed them and now Würth manufactures them. Discover the range of machines and Lithium-Ion batteries, more powerful, more resistant and manufactured exclusively by the Würth group. Read more
Cheminées Poujoulat heating solutions for all types of energy and all buildings, whether new or under renovation
Zoom produced by Poujoulat
RE2020 for new construction, RT2012 for renovation, thermal and environmental regulations redistribute the cards in the energy game within the building. Read more
Kiloutou tests Ellectramobilys, a 100% electric dump truck
Test / Trial / Certification by KILOUTOU
A specialist in site performance, Kiloutou has chosen to approach innovative companies to accelerate its R&D work in the service of the environmental transition of the sector. The Group is particularly interested in the impact of commercial vehicles, one of the types of equipment that emits the most CO2. Read more
Weber launches weber eco mortar, a new eco-designed product that incorporates 20% production residues
New product by Weaver
A world player in industrial mortars, Weber confirms its commitment to sustainable construction by further strengthening its range of “eco-committed” products. Read more
Aquastral Mark Resist: a new paint to say stop to marks
New product by AkzoNobel
To keep walls spotless for a long time and prevent marks from shoes, bikes or chairs, there are solutions. The Astral brand offers professionals a new paint: Aquastral Mark Resist. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Action in the heart of town in Brignoles: NGE Immobilier lays the first stone of the Cours Liberté project
David Taglioni, Managing Director of NGE Immobilier and Didier Brémond, Mayor of Brignoles, President of the Green Provence Agglomeration, Vice-President of the General Council of Var proceeded Tuesday, October 18 to the laying of the first stone of the real estate projects of the island 1 of the Cours Liberté operation. Read more
Guardian Glass takes on the challenge of the Hekla Tower
Construction site
Signed Jean Nouvel, the Hekla Tower will be completed by the end of 2022. Designed like a prism, this architectural work, 220 meters high, required exceptional work on the glass. Read more
Atelier du Pont delivers 70 social housing and shops in Saint-Denis
The first project built and delivered in the Fort de l'Est sector, the 70 social housing units and 4 shops occupy a strategic position on the ZAC, near the tramway and adjoining the future Parc du Glacis. He sets the tone. Read more
A recently completed modern beach house in Prince Albert National Park in Canada
Realization by Kebony
Winner of the 2022 Prairie Wood Design Award, the Waskesiu Beach House and its Kebony wood siding serve as an entry point for visitors to the eponymous lake. Read more
Riou Glass carries out the largest heated glass project in France for La Chocolaterie (29)
Realization by RIOU Glass
With its integrator partner VITRUM Glass, the ETI Riou Glass, specialist in insulating glazing with high energy and environmental performance, has just finalized the installation of 250 m² of CalorGlass heated glazing for the tropical greenhouse of La Chocolaterie. Read more
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