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2023 - Week 06
Analysis of the real estate market in the 3rd quarter of 2022 by the Notaries of France
Study / Review / Report
The cumulative volume of old housing transactions over the last twelve months in France (excluding Mayotte) reached 1.116.000 transactions at the end of November 2022, still higher than the record at the end of 2019 before the health crisis. Read more
Parliament definitively adopts the renewable energy acceleration bill
Renewable energy
Braving the political turmoil of pension reform, Parliament definitively adopted on Tuesday, February 7, by a final vote of the Senate, the renewable energy acceleration bill carried by Agnès Pannier-Runacher which provides in particular for the development of offshore wind and solar power. Read more
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Report on the Avenir Montagne plan
Study / Assessment / Report by Ministry of Ecological Transition
350 ski resorts, 120.000 direct or indirect jobs, the world's top 3 winter tourist destinations: the French mountains top the list of the most popular tourist spots. However, the health crisis has emerged as an indicator of their vulnerabilities, which it is feared will be accentuated in the coming years due to climate change. Read more
Faced with the aging of the population, a report recommends developing senior residences
Study / Review / Report
A report by the High Commission for Planning published on Thursday February 9 recommends creating 200 to 300.000 places of alternative housing, such as senior residences, in order to absorb the aging of the population by 2050. Read more
Evolution of the French electricity bill
Study / Review / Report
After a year of tariff shield, regulated electricity tariffs increased by 15% in February 2023. According to CRE, the increase without tariff shield would have been +99% including tax. The State, through public finances, will therefore bear 43% of our electricity bills in 2023, which represents a cost of €45 billion for the taxpayer. Read more
3rd edition of the Autosolism Barometer: despite the energy crisis, individual car use continues to progress
Study / Assessment / Report by VINCI
8,5 drivers out of 10 on average travel alone in their vehicle as part of their daily journeys. This is the observation drawn up by VINCI Autoroutes on the occasion of the publication of the 3rd edition of the solo driving barometer[1], carried out in the autumn of 2022. Read more
The French economy expected just in the green in the first half of 2023
The French economy should remain just above the waterline in the first half of 2023, with a resilient industry and household consumption rebounding slightly despite prices which will continue to rise, but a little less quickly. Read more
Commercial real estate faces a pivotal moment
CBRE, the world leader in commercial real estate consultancy, reacts to Immostat figures for the 4th quarter of 2022. After two years at half mast, the take-up of offices on the Ile-de-France market reached 2,1 million m² in 2022 (+10% on a year and -5% compared to the ten-year average). Read more
Renewable energies: the main measures of the text which should be definitively adopted
Renewable energy
The bill to accelerate renewable energies carried by Agnès Pannier-Runacher is nearing the goal, braving the political tumult of the pension reform: after long consultations and tough negotiations, Parliament is preparing to adopt it definitively Tuesday, February 7, by a final vote of the Senate. Read more
Agrivoltaism: "the very beginning" of a global sector, says a researcher
Renewable energy
France, with a new law on renewable energies whose final adoption is expected on Tuesday February 7, devotes for the first time agrivoltaism, which consists in producing electricity from photovoltaic panels located on agricultural plots. Read more
Renewable Energy Law: supermarkets want help to be able to adapt
Renewable energy
Large retailers are concerned about the economic consequences as well as the methods of application of the law for the acceleration of renewable energies, definitively adopted on Tuesday February 7 after a final vote by the Senate, and are calling for aid measures, in a press release from the Perifem federation. Read more
The Assembly votes a text for a nationalization of EDF without "dismantling", against the opinion of the government
After lively debates, the National Assembly adopted Thursday, February 9 in first reading, and against the opinion of the government, a socialist text for a "nationalization" of EDF without risk of "dismantling", but also for a tariff shield extended to craftsmen, in particular bakers. Read more
"Traditional construction companies and Generation Z, a winning duo", a new CAPEB white paper
News Organization by CAPEB
By the end of the decade, Generation Z, the generation born between 1997 and 2010, will represent one-third of the working population. It therefore constitutes the future of craft businesses in the building sector and an essential breeding ground for enabling these businesses to take up the challenge of energy renovation. Read more
Rennes wants to extend the dissociation of buildings and land
Buy the walls of a dwelling but not the land: if this practice already exists for low-income households, the metropolis of Rennes wishes to be a pioneer by extending it to all public land from 2024. Read more
The hot spots of the jousting over pensions at the Assembly
LR deputies on the block on long careers, the presidential camp pleading for touch-ups, the left and the RN ready to pound the 64-year-olds: overview of the lively debates in view in the Assembly. Read more
Postponement of a decree allowing to increase the housing tax on second homes
The publication of a decree authorizing more municipalities, particularly coastal ones, to increase the housing tax on second homes to combat the housing crisis has been postponed, we learned on Tuesday 7 February from the ministry in charge of Accommodation. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Humidistop: the French specialist in humidity and electromagnetic wave problems
Advertising-editorial by Humidistop France
Expert in humidity control for more than ten years, but also in the capture of electromagnetic waves within homes, the Humidistop company and its various sectors currently offer many technological innovations 100% "Made in France", all available at factory prices. Read more
Durieu celebrates 100 years
Birthday by Durieu
Since 1923, the family company Durieu has transmitted its commitment to the sustainability of materials. Its key words: Passion, Quality and Know-How. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Durieu Group will begin its anniversary year by supporting the reception work of a future Compagnon du Devoir. Read more
M-Cube and machine rental by Würth
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
Würth wishes to meet the needs of customers by offering innovative products adapted to their activity. Simple and easy-to-use products to optimize time on construction sites, or even improve working conditions by focusing on product safety and ergonomics. Read more
D+H Mechatronic opens its new subsidiary in France
News Manufacturer by D+H Mechatronic
D+H Mechatronic AG is a player in the market for smoke extraction and natural ventilation solutions. The German family group consolidates its international presence with the opening of its tenth subsidiary, D+H France SAS, in Nancy. Read more
Legrand close to a billion euros in profit in 2022, confident for the future
News Manufacturer by Legrand
The French electrical equipment manufacturer Legrand announced on Thursday February 9 that it had close to one billion euros in net profit in 2022, up 10,5%, thanks in particular to the growing needs for decarbonization and electrification. Read more
Recycling materials is essential today!
Video by MB Crusher
Find out how MB Crusher's client from Aveyron found the solution by equipping his CAT 318F excavator with a BF70.2 crusher bucket Read more
PEM Lyon Part-Dieu - Retrospective 2022
Video by VINCI
Discover the timelapse of the works carried out in 2022 on the Lyon Part-Dieu multimodal exchange hub. Read more
Voltage, Caution! Alert line
Video by Enedis
Enedis and RTE are developing prevention tools for construction professionals, farmers and fishermen to enable them to protect themselves against electrical risk when working near a power line. Ligne Alerte is a free application available on all smartphones that warns of the proximity of an overhead power line operated by Enedis or RTE. Read more
Discovering the profession of Mechanic in Public Works
Video by Volvo EC
Find the testimony of Sidonie, versatile mechanic in the preparation section within the Volvo CE Grand Paris dealership. Read more
Presentation of the ADEME "EXPEURBA" platform
Video by ADEME
ADEME supports “urban experiments” through calls for expressions of interest (AMI) with the help of its partners. Read more
Materials for 3D printing with 3DExperience Make and Arkema
Video by Dassault Systèmes
Find out which are the most common materials for 3D printing. Read more
Bodet has been telling you the time for 150 years
Video by BodetSoftware
For nearly 150 years, the BODET company has been fully involved in all the trades of the time and it is over the years that it has established itself as a European leader. Bodet is a family business where five generations have passed from father to son. Read more
Climate law: timetable for prohibitions, obligations and solutions
Video by hello
The Climate and Resilience Law, on the fight against global warming, was promulgated on August 22, 2021. With it, new measures related to the energy renovation of buildings have been put in place. The main challenge of these measures: fight against energy sieves in individual housing as in collective housing. Hellio deciphers this new regulation and the solutions to deal with it, particularly in co-ownership. Read more
Products and Materials
R&D range: PRB Mortar BTC M2.5 and M5 R&D
Range evolution by PRB
Resources on Earth are not infinite... The construction sector alone consumes nearly half of the raw materials used in Europe, produces a third of our waste and releases a significant amount of greenhouse gases. Read more
Ondutiss, under-roof screens, vapor barrier and rain barrier
Range evolution by Ondulin
Following the acquisition of COROTOP®, Onduline becomes a manufacturer of under-roof screens. The ONDUTISS® range is enriched and includes under-roof screens, rain and vapor barriers intended to protect the insulation of houses and provide more comfort to customers. Lightweight and very quick to install, these solutions offer optimum sealing and insulation. Read more
Ondi+, the new range of washable decorative paints from Zolpan intended for 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
Temponox, the new stainless steel piping system from Viega
New product by Viega
With "Temponox", Viega introduces a new stainless steel piping system to the market, specially designed for the installation of high-quality heating and cooling equipment. Read more
Vimar offers a new touchscreen video door entry system using SIP technology
New product by vimar
A new and elegant touchscreen video door entry system based on SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) technology is now available with the most widely used protocol on the VOIP telephony market to establish audio or audio-video type communication sessions between SIP devices, with the possibility of including telephone calls via the Internet (VOIP). Read more
Projects and Achievements
The sale of a CNRS site to the promoter Vinci disputed
CNRS personnel oppose the sale of their site in the Paris region to the French construction giant Vinci and denounce their "brutal expulsion" which threatens, according to them, work on space programs, we learned on Thursday 2 February from union sources. Read more
Brest launches an appeal to rehabilitate the former prison of Pontaniou
The metropolis of Brest announced Friday, February 3 the launch of a call for projects for the rehabilitation of the former prison of Pontaniou, emblematic building of the city without assignment for more than 30 years. Read more
Éocène launches the construction of the 1st program of off-site wooden villas in the Métropole de Montpellier
Construction site
Thursday January 19, 2023, Tristan SECHAUD and Morgan CHABALIER, founders of the young real estate development company ÉOCÈNE, are launching the construction of the first set of off-site wooden houses compliant with 1 environmental regulations in the heart of the new Castelet eco-district (Clapiers). Read more
1st project carried out in France with the new Rubbergard EDPM SA self-adhesive waterproofing membrane from Elevate
Realization by Holcim Solutions and Products
Last October at BATIMAT, Elevate unveiled its new generation of self-adhesive EPDM waterproofing membrane: RUBBERGARD EPDM SA. Read more
The white of the Haptic taps for a residential restyle intervention by Alfred Studio
Realization by Rhythm
The search for calm and serenity. The house as an “oasis”, sheltered from the hustle and bustle, where you feel good and “in your place”. Read more
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