Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Agency:Ministère de lÉquipement, des Transports, du Logement, du Tourisme et de la Mer
Climate Change Description:

Thermal Regulation 2005 (Regulation Thermique 2005) directly replaces Thermal Regulation 2000, introducing more stringent regulations of thermal insulation and heating systems. TR 2005 extends the scope of TR 2000s regulation to include the following: - calculated consumption will be limited by an absolute, rather than project-related, value; - calculation methodology now includes values for implantation and orientation to better account for a buildings exterior climate. Calculations now include natural lighting and renewable energy sources, and the reference project now uses thermal paneling of the water supply; - imposition of distinct summer and winter requirements to encourage bioclimatic architecture; - calculation of air-conditioned buildings to discourage their use and construction in France. Between 2005 and 2010, TR 2005 will promote the end of thermal bridges, condensing boilers and heating pumps to replace direct electric heating. The Regulation also requires contractors to conduct efficiency feasibility studies before starting construction on many new buildings.

This record is superseded by:Thermal regulation 2012 (RT 2012)

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