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2022 - Week 48
Energy renovation policies for housing singled out by a France Strategy report
Sustainable Development
Lack of support, insufficient aid schemes, new standards without "guarantee that they are fully sufficient and adapted": a report published Wednesday, November 30 by France Strategy considers "non-optimal" energy renovation policies for housing. Read more
Co-owners too little aware of energy renovation
Study / Review / Report
According to 6 out of 10 co-owners, condominium fees have increased in recent years. Energy costs today represent the largest item of these expenses, which amount on average to just over 2.110 euros. Read more
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2022 barometer from the INIES database: ever more environmental data to support RE2020
Study / Review / Report
Essential for carrying out Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) of buildings as part of RE2020, the INIES database once again records an increase in the amount of data, which can be consulted free of charge, necessary for the evaluation of the environmental performance of structures. . Accessible online, the 2022 barometer of the INIES database, presented by the HQE-GBC Alliance, provides an update on its developments. Read more
Results of the Enedis CSA 2022 Barometer: "The French, mayors and energy sobriety in their municipality"
Study / Assessment / Report by Enedis
At a time when the French are called upon to make efforts to reduce their gas and electricity consumption and on the occasion of the Mayors and Local Authorities Fair which was held a few days ago, a real consciousness seems to have taken place in the territories. Read more
A survey reveals that the majority of French people fear a very harsh winter
Study / Review / Report
Rothelec, the specialist in economical electric heating and inventor of the inertia radiator, conducted a survey of 1.004 people representative of the French population to find out how they were going to manage this winter and cold season. Read more
Worried about rising energy prices, 55% of mayors plan to throw in the towel in the next election
Study / Assessment / Report by hello
In the current context where soaring energy prices are at the heart of the news, Hellio, a key player in energy management, wanted to take the pulse of local elected officials to measure the impact of this increase in the territories and understand the solutions envisaged to deal with it. Read more
The growing solar individual application market in 2021
Study / Review / Report
After more than a decade of disappointing results, the market for individual solar thermal applications experienced particularly strong growth in 2021. Sales of individual solar water heaters (CESI) and solar combined systems (SSC) in mainland France increased by more than 50% to settle at 34.550 m2 against 22.530 in 2020. Read more
For heating, think about heating networks
Study / Review / Report
More ecological and less expensive than gas: the heating and cooling networks deserve to be better known, underline the defenders of these infrastructures, able according to them to provide 20% of heating in France by 2030 (instead of 5% today). Read more
New real estate: building permits issued up year on year, despite a slowdown
The number of building permits issued between November 2021 and October 2022 increased by 7,5% compared to the same period a year ago despite a drop in the last three months, according to estimates published Wednesday, November 30 by the Ministry of the ecological transition. Read more
Opening of requests for the wood energy check from 50 to 200 euros from December 22
Combustible energy
French people who heat themselves with wood will be able to benefit from state aid ranging from 50 to 200 euros, subject to income conditions, which they will be able to request from December 22, announced the Minister of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal in a interview with Le Parisien published on Sunday 27 November. Read more
The government details the electricity damping device to help businesses and communities
Public finances
Following consultations with electricity suppliers and representative consumer organizations, the Government specifies the terms of application of the "electricity buffer" which will come into force on January 1, 2023 for one year, according to three objectives . Read more
Assembly adopts decried measures against squats and unpaid rent
The National Assembly on Friday adopted a bill toughening penalties against squatters and speeding up procedures in the event of unpaid rent, despite opposition from the left and associations worried about seeing evictions explode. Read more
Boiler control: thermostat control now mandatory
The mandatory control of the state of the boiler in a dwelling or buildings must now verify the existence of a thermostat and its proper functioning, according to a decree published in the Official Journal as part of the energy saving plan of the government. Read more
The validation of the 10% VAT rate for pergolas requested by the SNFA has just been confirmed
On October 14, the Department of Tax Legislation responded positively to the SNFA's request to reduce the VAT rate for pergola installations to 10%. It was following several jurisdictions, having ruled on an appeal for compliance with the 10% VAT rate for the installation of pergolas, that the SNFA had made an official request to the public authorities to validate this new rate. Read more
CAPEB sends 26 proposals to Elisabeth Borne for an active contribution of craftsmen to the energy renovation of buildings
News Organization by CAPEB
While the price increases of materials and energy never end, Jean-Christophe Repon, President of CAPEB wished to draw the attention of the Prime Minister to the will and the capacity of craft building companies to actively contribute to the environmental transition of the sector through several proposals. Read more
"Several scenarios" evoked to push back the retirement age
The last round of consultation on pension reform, focused on "funding the system", started Thursday evening December 1 at the Ministry of Labor, where "several scenarios" combining legal age and contribution period were discussed. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Misunderstanding of the manufacturers of expanded polystyrene insulators objected to by the INIES database
Organization News
Expanded polystyrene manufacturers, represented by the French Association for Expanded Polystyrene Insulation in the Building Industry (AFIPEB), are working to reduce the carbon footprint of their production. However, they now find themselves at an impasse. Read more
Cerib supports companies in the concrete industry to obtain the Afnor CSR Committed Label
News Organization by Cerib
For several years, Cerib has supported companies in the Concrete Industry in their health, safety, environment and CSR approach. To best meet the expectations of the profession, in 2021 the Center signed an agreement with AFNOR Certification to prepare concrete manufacturers for the Committed CSR label, issued by AFNOR Certification. Read more
Rockwool unveils its new “By Nature” brand positioning, inspired by the natural performance of stone wool
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
The ROCKWOOL Group, world leader in stone wool insulation solutions, is launching its new brand positioning: “By Nature”. The concept, signed by the Accenture Song agency in Copenhagen, underlines the Danish group's commitment to healthy and sustainable housing, by focusing the campaign on the natural characteristics of stone wool. Read more
Bosch Thermotechnology presents its new dimensioning tool for heat pumps
Online tools by Bosch Thermotechnology
Meaning and quality of service are an integral part of the DNA of Bosch Thermotechnologie, which works to offer installers solutions that make their daily lives easier and contribute to end-user satisfaction. Read more
Schöck video saga: Season 2 raises awareness of the economic impacts of an inhomogeneous building envelope
News Manufacturer by Schöck
At the time of the first RE2020 constructions and while energy prices (electricity and gas) are experiencing a record increase, it is essential to consider the most effective way to ensure comfortable housing, economical (not energy-consuming) and sustainable. Read more
Heating: the French and Made in France
Video by Atlantic
The origin of products is an increasingly popular criterion, whether for food, clothing, decoration, etc. If the national, European or international regulations vary from one type of product to another, the French seem attracted by the Made in France, and eager to obtain it, putting aside the economic investment that this represents for their portfolio. Read more
The future Massy-Palaiseau station
Palaiseau du #Grandparisexpress is part of a multimodal hub bringing together the RER B and C stations, the TGV station, as well as two bus stations. Located at the heart of the railway line, between the tracks of RER B and C, it creates a new link between the two existing footbridges and thus contributes to the fluidity of the hub. Read more
24 Hours of Building: Meeting with building influencers
Video by FFB
The FFB - Fédération Française du Bâtiment invited 3 influencers to the 24 Hours of Building to share their day with us: Sons of Métallerie, Le Maçon Breton and Kom1Pro. Read more
What is the "small series"? Find out with 3DExperience Make and Ligerium 3D Group
Video by Dassault Systèmes
Discover what small series is all about with 3DEXPERIENCE Make, the on-demand manufacturing platform from Dassault Systèmes, and its partner Ligerium 3D. Read more
Point.P Gold Trophies - Home accessibility and comfort category
The Trophies season continues with Ophélie Derre, founder of the company OD3A/Mobilaug in Tours-Nord and nominated in the Accessibility and comfort at home category. With a specialization in the tailor-made development of accommodation for people with reduced mobility, Ophélie had the project to enlarge and redevelop her client's bathroom, combining aesthetics and functionality. Read more
Soliso Technologies trusts Sage X3 to scale up its IS
Video by Legend
Accompanied by the partner 4CAD, the Soliso Technologies team shares its experience on the ERP Sage X3, chosen for its perfect integration of all functions, from finance to production management. Read more
With VIGI-e: supervise and control your energy consumption
Video by Engie
For those who wish to reduce their energy expenditure, the VIGI-e platform precisely monitors the energy consumption of your sites and makes it possible to identify potential leaks. Read more
How to smooth a wall with a finishing coat?
Video by beissier
Smooth your wall with a finishing coat, guaranteeing your support a superior quality appearance. To do this, you need to select the right tools and the most suitable coating! In this video, our expert Anthony uses the PRESTONETT® F. The smoothing and finishing powder coating for the interior. Read more
Products and Materials
O range, Alkern solutions for draining roads
Advertising-editorial by Alkern
Alkern has developed a certified and eco-responsible range to prevent flooding and fight against urban heat islands. Alkern draining solutions have a permeability allowing them to infiltrate, durably, at least twice the precipitation of rain qualified as intense. These draining solutions are 2% recyclable and 100% natural. Read more
Unilin Insulation: Discover the new range of Utherm Sarking Anti-Slide insulation boards
Advertising-editorial by Unilin Insulation
Installation in the mountains being subject to numerous meteorological and technical constraints, our experts have developed a range of insulating sheets, the Utherm Sarking Anti-Slide range, dedicated to sloping roofs and designed for installation comfort, safety and well-being in the home. Read more
Colorful Würth roller cabinets
New range by Wuerth France
After two years of pandemic and the emergence of new geopolitical and environmental concerns, the desire to escape is strong. Traveling is living, sharing, experimenting! Read more
#1 Alternative CAD Software to AutoCAD: Check Out the Latest ZWCAD Brochure and Videos
Software update by ZW France
ZWCAD is a complete 100% DWG CAD solution for making technical drawings. The software has convinced more than 900.000 users worldwide, from craftsmen to international groups, including architecture, town planning and SMEs. With a familiar interface, ZWCAD is today the reference alternative to AutoCAD. Read more
Novade announces integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud
Software update by Autodesk
Novade, one of the players in site management software, announces the integration with Autodesk Construction Cloud™, a suite of software and services for construction companies. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Heavy renovation work in sight for the Mont-Blanc tunnel
Heavy renovation work will lead to several months of closure in 2023 and 2024 for the Mont-Blanc tunnel, and will continue in the following years in a schedule yet to be determined, the operator of this tunnel told AFP on Wednesday November 30. strategic axis of circulation linking France and Italy in the Alps. Read more
In Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the Maeght foundation is expanding while respecting the existing
The Maeght Foundation of Saint-Paul-de-Vence (Alpes-Maritimes) presented a few days ago expansion work carried out "in a desire for respectful dialogue" with the existing, according to the architect Silvio d'Ascia , in charge of this project. Read more
The hotel industry is reinventing its outdoor spaces
Realization by KE France
In the world of hotels, outdoor spaces for relaxation and catering reflect the quality of the place. This is why they are the subject of more and more attention from professionals who are fully aware of the added value they represent in terms of attractiveness and loyalty. Read more
LCA rehabilitates the old ice rink in Angers
This is the 24th rehabilitation for LCA. The former Haras d'Angers ice rink has been replaced by a professional handball hall and an adjoining multi-sports hall. Located in the heart of the city, the building benefited from the expertise of around ten LCA employees to transform itself. Read more
Acorus uses terracotta to renovate a Parisian residence
Realization by Acorus
The Acorus Group, a French ETI pioneer in the eco-renovation of occupied sites, has carried out facade insulation and renovation work using natural stone and terracotta. A material with outstanding energy performance, naturally ecological and recyclable. Read more
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