Country:France
Year:2006
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2006
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Regulatory Instruments, Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Information provision, Policy Support>Strategic planning
Energy Efficiency Policy Targets:Buildings, Building Type, Residential, Buildings, Building Type, Non-residential
Agency:Ministère de LEmploi, de la Cohésion Sociale et du Logement
URL:http://www2.ademe.fr/servlet/KBaseShow?sort=-1&cid=96&m=3&catid=15028
Energy Efficiency Description:Upon its publication in the EU Official Journal on 4 January 2003, the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD) entered into EU law, allowing member states until 4 January 2006 to transpose the Directive into domestic building codes. The Directives principal objectives are: To promote the improvement of the energy performance of buildings within the EU through cost effective measures; To promote the convergence of building standards towards those of Member States which already have ambitious levels. Measures include: Methodology for calculating the energy performance of buildings; Application of performance standards on new and existing buildings; Certification schemes for all buildings; Regular inspection and assessment of boilers/heating and cooling installations. In parallel, to complement implementation of the EPBD, France has created two building energy efficiency labels respectively "High Energy Performance" (HPE ou Haute Performance énergétique) and "Very High Energy Performance" (THPE ou Très Haute Performance Energétique). A consumer education campaign to publicizes both.
Climate Change Description:To transpose the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (2002/91/CE), the French government - mandated the completion of an energy efficiency feasibility study for before construction begins on many new buildings, as detailed in Thermal Regulation 2005. - imposed, for the first time, standards on the efficiencies of existing buildings. - created an Energy Performance Certificate to publicise a buildings energy consumption and its comensurate energy bill to potential buyers or renters. - instituted a periodic inspection of central heating systems over 20 kW and the regulation of air-conditioning systems over 12 kW. The government also created two building energy efficiency labels respectively "High Energy Performance" (HPE ou Haute Performance énergétique) and "Very High Energy Performance" (THPE ou Très Haute Performance Energétique).

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