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2023 - Week 48
Zero net artificialization: three decrees published while a report highlights the key role of habitat in the artificialization of land
Three decrees aiming to apply the objective of “zero net artificialization of soils” in 2050 to combat the concreteization of land appeared Tuesday, November 28 in the Official Journal, indicated the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read more
Reform of MaPrimeRénov': building craftsmen launch last chance appeal
News Organization by CAPEB
One month before the MaPrimeRénov' reform comes into force, CAPEB calls for the responsibility of the Prime Minister and launches a last-ditch appeal for an immediate review of this reform. Read more
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In short
91% of French people favor heat pumps
Study / Assessment / Report by Thermor
While 39% of French people today use electric heating compared to 40% using fossil fuels, almost half of them seem ready to consider changing their heating installation to a heat pump (47%). . Read more
The number of energy strainers down 7% year-on-year
Study / Review / Report
The number of homes considered as energy sieves in France is estimated at 6,6 million in total as of January 1, 2023 compared to 7,1 million in 2022, a drop of 7%, according to the annual report from the National Energy Observatory. energy renovation. Read more
Barometer of the activity of electrical and climate engineering companies: a remarkable spring
Study / Review / Report
The opinion barometer, carried out by Xerfi Specific for the SERCE, shows that after an excellent first quarter of 2023, the activity of electrical and climate engineering companies remained well oriented in the spring, driven in part by a price effect. Read more
The Banque de France ready to return to quarterly updating of usury rates
The Banque de France announced Thursday, November 30 that it was preparing to return to a quarterly calculation of usury rates from the start of next year, as provided for by law, after a monthly parenthesis this year to support the increase in rate. Read more
Launch of the State's "help" to equip itself with a room-by-room heating management solution
Public finances
State aid intended to encourage households to reduce their heating consumption and their energy bill by purchasing new connected, programmable and remotely controlled radiator buttons, room by room, will come into force on Friday, according to a published decree. Wednesday November 29 in the Official Journal. Read more
Macron announces the launch of a huge call for tenders in 2025 for offshore wind farms
Renewable energy
The government will launch a huge call for tenders in 2025 for the installation of offshore wind farms with the aim of producing 10 gigawatts in 2035, Emmanuel Macron announced Tuesday, November 28 during the maritime economy conference in Nantes. Read more
From gas to hydrogen, storage player Storengy is preparing for the future
Renewable energy
Storengy, the Engie subsidiary which manages 75% of French underground gas storage capacity, is immediately undertaking the transformation of its facilities to accommodate hydrogen, a molecule seen as essential to the energy transition. Read more
Nuclear safety reform: the IRSN inter-union fears “a drop in the level of protection”
Nuclear energy
The unions of IRSN, a French nuclear safety expert, warned on Monday November 27 against a "drop in the level of protection of the population", a consequence announced according to them of the safety reform envisaged by the government, against which they intend to strike. Read more
The French government asks Brussels to “rework” a text on payment deadlines
The Minister for SMEs, Commerce and Crafts Olivia Grégoire considered that the European text on late payments from business suppliers should "be reworked", Monday November 27 to the daily Les Echos after a revolt from associations of traders. Read more
Zero-interest loan: faced with the government's obstinacy, a broad consensus in favor of its maintenance
News Organization by FFB
Faced with the impossibility of a majority of French people to acquire their housing, the FFB has been asking for several months for the continuation of the zero-interest loan for new housing, in all territories, for all types of housing. Read more
Energy shield: the Senate votes for targeted aid for electricity
The Senate voted on Monday, November 27 to remove the "price shield" system on electricity, preferring the implementation of compensatory "energy checks" targeted towards the most modest households. At one time interested in this measure, the government ultimately opposed it. Read more
The government wants a major acceleration of the Marseille plan
“We must go faster, further, stronger,” insisted Friday, November 24, the Secretary of State for the City, Sabrina Agresti-Roubache, on the subject of the Marseille plan in full swing to make up for the delays in the second city of France. Read more
Helvet Immo loans: a subsidiary of BNP Paribas condemned on appeal
Justice decision
A real estate loan which turned into a "financial abyss": a subsidiary of BNP Paribas was again sentenced on Tuesday November 28 on appeal to the maximum fine of 187.500 euros and considerable damages in the Helvet Immo affair. Read more
Riyadh chosen for the 2030 Universal Exhibition despite criticism
The Saudi capital Riyadh was chosen on Tuesday November 28 to organize the prestigious 2030 Universal Expo, well ahead of its South Korean rivals Busan and Italian Rome in the first round of voting, despite criticism particularly on the issue of human rights. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Eric Lesage, new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Lesage Group
Appointment by Rector
On December 31, 2023, Rémi Lesage, current Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the LESAGE Group of which Rector is a member, will officially retire, thus ending 33 years of good and loyal service. Following the vote of the last Supervisory Board, Eric Lesage, 59 years old, will succeed him. Read more
Würth Proxi Shops stores are equipped with electrical terminals
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
Aware of societal and environmental issues, Würth France is committed to a process of reducing its carbon footprint. To support customers who own an electric vehicle, a network of electric charging stations is being developed in several PROXI Shops. These terminals will offer 30 minutes of free charging at points of sale already equipped. Read more
Clareo becomes a benchmark in the lighting market in 11 years
News Manufacturer by lightening
A new generation manufacturer, Clareo offers innovative LED lighting products and solutions for professionals. Created in January 2012, by two engineers, Olivier Maschino and Damien Sipos, the company is today a major player in the market. Read more
Kingfisher further revises its annual objectives downwards
Distributor News
The British group of DIY stores Kingfisher, owner in France of Castorama and Brico Dépôt, announced a few days ago that it was once again lowering its annual targets, after a 2,1% decline in its sales in the third quarter. Read more
Obat completes a record series in the world of construction by raising €12 million to establish its position as the benchmark software for the management of VSEs in the building sector
Developer News by Drug
Obat, a SaaS solution that supports the growth of construction professionals, completes a €12 million Series A from Crédit Mutuel Innovation, New Alpha Asset Management, NCI and Kima Ventures, to invest in innovation and accelerate its development. Several business angels joined the operation including Arthur Waller (Pennylane) and Christophe Courtin (Santiane). Read more
Season 2 Fast and Curious: Tutors
Video by Millet Group
[FAST AND CURIOUS]Here is already the latest Fast and Curious video from this class of M Academy 2022/2023 work-study students. The Millet Group is completing this series with two of their tutors, Benjamin human resources and security manager and Franky methods project manager. Two completely opposite positions but a vision of alternation that comes together. Read more
Kinewall Design - the shower wall panel
Video by Kinedo
Kinewall Design is the solution for a quick and easy bathroom renovation, but is also suitable for new construction. These wall panels can be installed on any covering, without any preparation work. Read more
Calypso Split, the ultra-efficient thermodynamic water heater, with outdoor unit
Video by Atlantic
In 2023, Calypso Split returns with an even more efficient version. Its high-performance heat pump provides up to 72% energy savings on your hot water bill. Thanks to its improved acoustics with a 50 dB(A) outdoor unit, Calypso Split is the quietest split thermodynamic water heater on the market. Read more
Let's go to tour the construction sites | Episode 2
Video by Kiloutou
Kiloutou presents in video the recipe for an efficient construction site. In this 1st episode, discover Guillaume Pape, chef of the Embrun restaurant in Brest, who for this 2nd episode comes to demonstrate his gourmet cuisine live on a construction site in Boissy-la-Rivière. Read more
Make a business plan in 6 steps
Video by legal start
Do you have a business idea and don't know where to start? The business plan is the essential tool for structuring your project and convincing investors and partners. In this video, you will discover the 6 essential steps to create an effective business plan and valuable tips to stand out. Read more
#SolaireMax, the offer that will revolutionize your purchasing power
Video by hello
You are not dreaming: Hellio will REVOLUTIONIZE your purchasing power from this day on. Arthur and Hugo, the Hellio experts, explain how to make MAX savings on your electricity bills using solar panels. Read more
Stabilization work using plant techniques on the former SLIC industrial site
Video by ADEME
Highlighting a phytostabilization operation that ADEME carried out on a site with faulty managers. When the company SLIC, a rubber manufacturer, closed in Corvol l'Orgueilleux, Burgundy, hazardous waste and pollution remained on site. It is the State, via ADEME, which is responsible for ensuring the security of the site. Read more
VivaTech: a look back at Bouygues Construction innovations
Video by Bouygues Construction
A look back at the presence of Bouygues Construction at VivaTechnology. Enthusiasm, shared energy, and above all an opportunity to discuss on the Bouygues Group stand and to introduce you to their innovations in the service of efficient buildings, sustainable territories and above all innovations to create resilient and carbon-free infrastructure. Read more
Products and Materials
Thefts from construction sites: BauWatch calls on construction companies to be extra vigilant because winter is coming
Advertising-editorial by BauWatch
BauWatch, the specialist in security and temporary video surveillance of construction sites, calls on construction companies to be extra vigilant this fall, because with the shortening of days in winter, the number of thefts on construction sites will further increase. Read more
Lorillard reinvents mixed carpentry and launches Fusia
New product by Lorillard
Fusia is the result of research and development work by the Lorillard Group. This joinery was born from functional specifications. Initiated by the knowledge of employees, the Group was able to capitalize on internal talents to design an innovative and patented solution. Read more
Stradal launches the Up-Flo Filter, an ultra-efficient solution for treating runoff water pollution
New product by Stradal
Stradal, French leader in prefabricated concrete solutions for water, energy and smart cities, is launching a new solution for treating runoff pollution by filtration, the Up-Flo Filter. This innovative device meets all of the needs and constraints of infrastructures in sensitive environments in terms of combating pollution of waterways and soils. Read more
Tec7 launches new flexible packaging for its products
Evolution produced by tec7
The new 'pockets' contain up to 20 times less packaging material and reduce the volume of waste by 90%. At the forefront of innovation, TEC7 offers a unique range on the market, now available in new generation packaging designed by the group's R&D teams. Read more
Tulikivi launches its new collection of Jero pans
New collection
Tulikivi is the world's largest manufacturer of mass-produced stoves. The Finnish company is launching its new collection of stoves: the JERO collection. With its first 2 models Korpi 14 and Korpi 18, Tulikivi thus affirms its unique know-how and its Finnish soapstone stoves made in their factory. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The very first Grand Paris Express metro on display
Construction site
With the first operation of the Grand Paris Express metro, this titanic project, almost 15 years old, has reached a "highly symbolic" stage to accomplish "the transport revolution" that elected officials are calling for in Ile-de-France. Read more
The Rairies Montrieux company colors the facades of the 2024 athletes' village
Construction site by Rairies Montrieux
The Rairies Montrieux company, recognized as one of the oldest terracotta producing sites in France, was chosen to clad the buildings of the Athletes' Village. This family brickworks in Maine et Loire, a historic stronghold of terracotta, was able to put all its know-how at the service of this global event. Read more
For the 60th anniversary of the Châtillons district in Reims, Plurial Novilia offers a new lease of life to the Tour des Argonautes
Construction site
Plurial Novilia, a subsidiary of the Action Logement group, manager of more than 36.000 housing units in the region of Champagne-Ardenne and Île-de-France (Seine-et-Marne and Essonne), announces the official launch of the rehabilitation work on the Tour des Argonautes, located in the Châtillons district of Reims. Read more
Japan's tallest skyscraper inaugurated in Tokyo
The vast Azabudai Hills real estate complex, which includes Japan's new tallest skyscraper (330 meters), was officially inaugurated on Friday, November 24 in Tokyo, and its developer, Mori Building, hopes to attract more than 30 million visitors per year. year. Read more
Niger, under sanctions, commissions a new photovoltaic plant
The Nigerian Electricity Company (Nigelec) has commissioned a 30 megawatt photovoltaic plant to compensate for significant shortages since Nigeria stopped supplying electricity to Niger in response to the July coup, a announced Sunday, November 26, the Minister of Energy. Read more
Products of the week

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The exterior insulation solution with endless aesthetic choices

Aluminum railing

Automatic horizontal and vertical rotating laser

URETEK® France



Wuerth France

Aluminum multi-material wall sliding window

Biobased interior insulation

Glass with effective invisible protection for showers

Project management software composed of 4 modules

Millet Group

Knauf Danoline

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