Applicable Building Type(s)

New non-residential, Existing non-residential

Policy Requirement Level


Policy Sequence


Development Authority: Centre Scientifique des Techniques du Batiment, CSTB, on behalf of the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Energy

Implementation Authority: Municipalities

Verification Authority: Centre d'Etudes Technique de l'Equipement, CETE

Enforcement Authority: Centre d'Etudes Technique de l'Equipement, CETE

Prescriptive Compliance path

Total performance

The floor area of the building is equal to the sum of the surfaces of each floor level, calculated from the bare interior facades.

Energy Requirements:


Average U value <=0.36 W/m2.K Ratio of global average linear thermal transmittance <=0.28 W/m2.K

Air Leakage

0.60 m3/h.m2 at 4 Pa for single family building 1 m3/h.m2 at 4 Pa for multi-family building

Space Heating System

To be connected to urban heating system supplied for more than 50% by renewable energy source Or Boiler (micro-cogeneration) with COP>=90%

Water Heating System

Solar hot water (2 m2 of solar panels) or Electric hot water (COP=2)


Total glazed area >= 1/6 of the total floor area

Renewable Energy

More than 5 kWh primary energy/m2.yr

Compliance Softwares:

End-uses considered:

Space cooling, Space heating, Water heating, Lighting interior, Ventilation

Performance Compliance path

National average primary energy consumption of 50 kWh/m2.yr Requirement on energy needs based on bioclimatic coefficient Requirement on comfort temperature in summer time

Energy Requirements:



Climate zones