Minister Announces Plans to Simplify Energy Performance Diagnosis in French Housing Sector

New Approach to Improve Reliability and Flexibility The Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, recently revealed plans to simplify the new energy performance diagnosis for residential properties. The announcement is expected to take place in mid-February, aiming to ensure the system’s reliability for small housing units while introducing flexibility measures to boost homeowner and tenant […]

Need for Urgent Change and Simplification in French Construction Industry

French Building Federation voices concerns about future prospects As uncertainties continue to loom over the French construction industry, Olivier Salleron, President of the French Building Federation, made his concerns apparent during an appearance on BFM Business. His unfiltered remarks highlighted the growing frustrations among building professionals and called for drastic changes to policies affecting the […]

Paris Olympics 2024: Real Estate Projects under Security Measures

An Overview of Real Estate Development in the Île-de-France Region As preparations for the Paris Olympics in 2024 are underway, the Île-de-France region is undergoing major changes. These changes not only include improvements in infrastructure and transportation but also extensive real estate projects that may be impacted by security constraints during the mega-event. The projects […]

Guillaume Kasbarian: A Controversial Choice for Minister of Housing in France

A Wave of Indignation and Concern Surrounding the Appointment In France, the appointment of Guillaume Kasbarian as Minister of Housing has sparked indignation on the left side of politics and concern among social housing associations. Kasbarian, having no prior experience in the field, is tasked with dealing with a historical crisis involving low production, increasing […]

Navigating the Challenging Landscape of Property Insurance Amid Climate Crisis

Surge in Natural Disasters and Insurers’ Reluctance The frequency and severity of natural disasters are on the rise, with many attributing this increase to the effects of climate change. As a result, property owners face mounting challenges when securing insurance coverage for their assets. For example, the mayor of L’Aiguillon-la-Presqu’île, Laurent Huger, has experienced difficulty […]

Revamping Housing Policies for Public Servants: A Think Tank’s Recommendations

A Growing Need for Housing Solutions for Civil Servants In recent years, housing affordability and accessibility have become pressing concerns for public servants. The Sense of Public Service, a think tank established in 2021 by senior civil servants from various government sectors, recognizes the challenges faced by agents eager to modernize their administration while providing […]

Addressing the Energy Performance Diagnosis Dilemma for Small Housing Units

An Overview of the Energy Performance Diagnosis Issue In France, there has been an increasing concern regarding the energy performance diagnosis (EPD) and its potential impact on small housing units under 30 or 50 square meters. As part of the Climate Law of 2021, the French government aims to prohibit rentals labeled as G – […]