Energy Performance: The new « energy-carbon» label

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Ségolène Royal and Emmanuelle Cosse have launched the creation of an « energy-carbon» label to encourage the construction of buildings with positive energy and low carbon emissions.

Launched on July 1 2016 by the ministers of the Environment and Housing, and becoming operational on a voluntary basis by the contracting authority in September, the « energy-carbon » label is a way to put into practice and to adjust the regulations that will come into force in 2018. This new label follows on from labels currently in force: Low carbon buildings (BBCA), HQE and Effinergie, and will provide a common base for sustainable construction.

The aim of this label is to encourage contracting authorities to deploy constructions that combine positive energy buildings and  low carbon buildings, which will become more widespread by 2020. According to the decree that came into force on June 30 2016, new buildings could benefit from an additional 30% of constructable surface area.

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