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2022 - Week 49
Turn down or turn off your radiator? The dilemma of winter to reduce your bill
Study / Review / Report
Should you turn down or completely turn off your radiator when you're away from home? This seemingly simple question is bothering many French households, anxious to save money, in the midst of soaring energy prices. Read more
Fraud crackdown hits real estate agents hard
Study / Review / Report
More than six out of ten real estate professionals inspected in 2020 by the General Directorate for the Prevention of Fraud (DGCCRF) were in violation, according to a public administration survey unveiled on Thursday. Read more
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In short
The energy classification of French ski resorts: an avalanche of energy sieves under the threat of the rental ban
Study / Review / Report
While the French ski resorts are in the opening period with the double problem of the lack of snow and the rising cost of energy, heero, a fintech specializing in energy renovation has established the ranking of 70 ski resorts in based on the energy performance of their homes. Read more
Worrying increase in mortgage refusals: nearly one in ten sales agreements do not result in a final sale
Study / Review / Report
In November 2022, the republication rate* of advertisements on PAP.fr stood at 9,4%, compared to 4,6% six months earlier and 1,8% in November 2021. A stable indicator over the last 10 years, traditionally between 1 and 2%. The owners concerned indicate that if their sale did not succeed, it was because their buyer refused a loan. Read more
More than 4 million self-employed workers at the end of 2021 according to an Urssaf count
Study / Review / Report
At the end of 2021, the Urssaf counted 4,1 million accounts of self-employed workers (IT). Their progress does not seem to have been slowed down by the restrictions linked to the health crisis, which were still numerous at the start of 2021. Read more
The winter of new housing: a market without supply and without demand
Conjuncture by REIT France
The FPI, bringing together real estate developers in France in housing and commercial real estate, publishes the figures for the 3rd quarter of 2022 from its National Statistical Observatory, a barometer of leading housing indicators in all regions of France, launched in 2010. Read more
An investment of 200 million euros to create housing in commercial areas
The Banque des Territoires, the Habitat subsidiary of the Caisse des dépôts and the private property company Frey announced on Tuesday the creation of an investment company to create housing in commercial areas at the entrance to the city. Read more
CAPEB continues to set up a movement of economic solidarity within the building sector
News Organization by CAPEB
To help small-scale building companies cope with an unprecedented context of continuous rise in the price of materials, CAPEB has taken the initiative to stimulate an unprecedented movement of economic solidarity within the building sector. Read more
Renewable energies: a new law for more wind and solar power, faster
Renewable energy
Streamline procedures, install solar panels along highways, massively develop offshore wind power: the renewable energy bill, which arrives Monday in the Assembly Chamber, aims to catch up with the French delay. Read more
Solar panels: the government calls on the Buildings of France to open
Renewable energy
The government agreed on Friday to maintain "the assent" of the architects of the buildings of France to launch renewable energy projects in heritage areas, but asks them in a circular to be more open in the matter. Read more
Cepsa will invest 3 billion euros in a green hydrogen project in Andalusia
Renewable energy
The oil and gas group Cepsa announced Thursday, December 1, three billion euros of investment in a vast green hydrogen production project in Andalusia, in the south of Spain, presented as the largest of this type in Europe . Read more
"Zero net artificialisation": rural mayors denounce a "creeping guardianship" of the regions
The decrees implementing the objective of "zero net artificialisation" (ZAN) of soils in 2050, included in the Climate Law, confirm "a territorial imbalance" to the detriment of the rural world and pose the risk of a "guardianship creeping" of the regions, denounced Tuesday the association of rural mayors of France (AMRF). Read more
Pension reform: despite the unions, 65 and 49.3 hold the rope
The secretaries general of the CFDT and the CGT, Laurent Berger and Philippe Martinez, promised a "determined" social mobilization in the event of the postponement of the retirement age, at the end of their meetings Thursday with Elisabeth Borne. Read more
Accidents at work: for Dussopt, "600 deaths per year is not acceptable"
Prevention / Security
Labor Minister Olivier Dussopt told AFP on Tuesday that he wanted to reduce "significantly and sustainably" the number of fatal work accidents, which since 2010 has remained above "a glass floor" of 600 deaths per year. Read more
Construction without a permit, hidden defect in the event of sale
Justice decision
A construction originally built without a permit is affected by a hidden defect which allows its purchaser to obtain a price reduction, or even the cancellation of the sale when he discovers it. Read more
Valode & Pistre is launching the 2nd edition of its Archi Jeunes competition!
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Valode & Pistre
Valode & Pistre is launching the 2nd edition of its Archi Jeunes competition open to student architects and young graduates. The chosen theme: the hotel of tomorrow and its role in the city. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Tiles & Bricks sector makes commitments to decarbonize its production
News Organization by FFTB
The tile and brick industry is the first sector to voluntarily and collectively commit to decarbonizing its production. It publishes its decarbonization roadmap which presents the diagnosis, means and objectives of the profession to achieve a 27% reduction in CO2 emissions in the sector by 2030 and 80% by 2050. compared to 2015 (reference year for the SNBC*). Read more
Professionals in the building materials sector fear "a further downturn in activity" in 2023
Organization News
After a "complicated" year 2022 by the surge in energy consumed in crushers, professionals in building materials, aggregates and concrete are expecting a "new downturn in activity" in 2023, which would thus fall back almost to the level of covid year in 2020. Read more
ToughBuilt strengthens its presence in the French market and announces new products for 2023
News Manufacturer by ToughBuilt
ToughBuilt, manufacturer of tools and equipment for construction professionals, displays its ambitions on the French market with the strengthening of its sales team, and announces many new products for the coming year. Read more
Sonepar and Bureau Veritas join forces to meet the energy challenges of commercial buildings
Distributor News
Sonepar, a global player in the distribution of electrical equipment and related solutions to professionals, and Bureau Veritas, a global player in testing, inspections and certification, have signed a partnership to help Sonepar customers in France meet current energy challenges by reducing building consumption. Read more
RTE also relies on connected homes to reduce energy consumption
Distributor News
RTE called on Wednesday for the "massive" deployment of connected and intelligent installations, for controlling heating or lighting in particular, to reduce electricity consumption and better react in the event of tension on the network. Read more
My Engie Program for Taking Action
Video by Engie
With My Program for Action, by reducing your daily energy consumption, you are also helping to support more responsible actions. Read more
Fight against waste: intervention by Elisabeth Borne from Gaillac
Video by Ministry of Ecological Transition
Fight against waste, concrete progress for the French: intervention by Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne in the company Surplus Recyclage. Read more
Hellio accompanies the Hotel San Régis, 5 * Parisian in its energy transition
Video by hello
The San Régis, a 5-star hotel located in the heart of Paris, regularly awarded prestigious international prizes, has taken the step of the energy transition and started work in 2020. The establishment called on Hellio, an expert group in control of energy efficiency, and its partner works company ERTI, to insulate its heat network used for heating and domestic hot water. Read more
Aluminum front door Carpe Diem
Video by Euradif
The result of 2 years of R&D, Carpe Diem is a top-of-the-range aluminum one-piece entrance door, perfectly in tune with the times and current environmental challenges. Read more
Certification & Surface Coatings
Video by CSTB
What are the keys to certification for surface coatings? You will find out in this CSTB video Read more
State-region plan: intervention by Elisabeth Borne from Albi
Video by Ministry of Ecological Transition
The State and the Occitanie region are joining forces for the development, planning and ecological transition of Occitanie: follow the intervention of Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne. Read more
Interclima 2022 show: zoom on 4 environmentally conscious equipment
Video by Atlantic
A few weeks ago, the Interclima show was held, the show for eco-responsible players in comfort and energy efficiency! And inevitably, these are subjects that concern us. Here is the Atlantic equipment that clearly makes the difference in terms of energy savings and respect for the environment! Read more
Point.P gold trophies - Eco-responsible category in new or renovation - AIPI
It had to happen... it's time for Point.P to present the latest project for the 2022 POINT.P renovation Gold Trophies! So we end with the 3rd nominee in the Eco-responsible new or renovation category, Sabine Pasutto, director of AIPI. Read more
Products and Materials
DXW walkable window suitable for walking on
Advertising-editorial by fakro
For flat roofs that also form a terrace, this walk-in window offers the ideal solution to bring light into the room below, without wasting space on the flat roof. Read more
Isover presents Isocoton, a new biosourced insulation made from recycled textiles
New product by Isover
Because the best energy is the one we do not consume, ISOVER campaigns for sustainable housing by offering high-performance insulating materials, adapted to the needs and aspirations of each of its customers. Read more
Z'Tower, the brand new telescopic rolling scaffolding for construction and industry
New product by Tubesca Comabi
Tubesca-Comabi, French leader in the manufacture and marketing of access and work at height solutions, is launching the Z'TOWER. This telescopic, highly versatile and ultra-practical mobile scaffolding replaces the NANO'TOWER and thus meets the requirements of construction workers and industrial maintenance professionals. It is perfectly suited to finishing trades. Read more
Ondi+, the new range of washable decorative paints for Zolpan professionals
New range by Zolpan
Zolpan is expanding its range of interior paints by offering its professional customers easy-to-live-with paints that protect walls against stains. Read more
A new range of Orsteel design handles adorns the doors
New range by Orsteel
ORSTEEL, the French manufacturer of high-end tailor-made equipment for the home, has launched a new range of extremely refined handles. The brand designs unique and stylized handles to add a "chic" touch to doors. With different looks, varied colors and changing textures, ORSTEEL invites itself into your interior. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Bordeaux, a cable car project to relieve traffic
The metropolis of Bordeaux has launched a public consultation lasting ten weeks concerning the installation of a cable car which would cross the Garonne to "decongest" the city and the agglomeration by 2028. Read more
An ambitious but risky pipeline project between Barcelona and Marseille
The hydrogen pipeline project between Barcelona and Marseille, which will be discussed on Friday on the sidelines of a summit in Spain of southern EU countries, is considered essential for Europe's energy sovereignty, but is based on a bet risk. Schedule, cost, route... Here is what we know at this stage of this initiative launched jointly by Madrid, Lisbon and Paris. Read more
JO-2024: three months late for the delivery of the Arena
Construction site
The Porte de La Chapelle Arena, one of the few sports facilities built for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, will be delivered about three months late, the Paris town hall said on Wednesday, confirming information from the Parisian. Read more
End of the pharaonic rehabilitation project of the Maison de Radio France
The rehabilitation of the Radio France building is complete, after nearly fifteen years of work, the management of the Maison Ronde announced on Friday, December 2, marking the end of a pharaonic project whose costs and delays have increased over time. Read more
Reopening of Terminal 1 at Roissy, renovated and enlarged
The octopus shape and conveyor belts in tubes are still there, but Terminal 1 at Roissy has been modernized and enlarged to meet the current requirements of air transport, its managers stressed on Saturday during a reopening ceremony. Read more
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