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Christoph Bechu announced, criticized, that the energy performance diagnosis would be changed. Illustrative photo.
Real Estate – Clarify rules and facilitate understanding. Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Bechu, made the announcement on Sunday 11 February “Simplification” in front of him “Complications” And “bias” About the new Home Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE). was interviewed by Parisian This Monday, he announced that he wants to renovate more than 200,000 homes considered energy drains and help the French become homeowners.
Established in 2006, the DPE classifies housing from A to G based on their energy consumption and, from 2021, their impact on the climate. This new DPE will take into account the greenhouse gas emissions consequences of a home, and will no longer be based on occupants’ energy consumption bills but on the building’s physical characteristics.
Criticized for misleading labelling, the minister wants to change this diagnosis. To do this, he begins with the observation that “ The smaller the surface area of the house, the higher the share of domestic hot water on its classification, which has no real relation to the number of occupants. » According to him, “More than 27% of very small goods, which are less than 40 m2, are treated as sieves, which does not reflect the reality.”
this ” Calculation bias », according to the minister, will soon be amended thanks to a decree for which consultations will be launched this week. According to him, this correction will make it possible to remove 140,000 housing units of less than 40 m2 from the Energy Civ category (labeled F or G). “The housing units that will improve their labels represent 11% of the real estate stock in these areas”He assured.
From January 1, 2023, the most energy-intensive housing (classified G) is prohibited from being rented, and from 2025, the rental of all housing classified G will be prohibited by climate law in order to achieve France’s climate objectives. “We are not touching the calendar and the ambition, but we are going to clarify certain rules that apply from next January 1”Christophe Bechu said on Sunday.
The first government amendment will thus be introduced during the reading in the Senate of the bill on degraded co-ownership to emphasize it. “January 1st is not a cut and dried date”. That will make it clear “The requirement to re-hire the G-Class thermal strainer will only apply at the time of renewal of the lease, either by tacit renewal or upon change of tenant”Minister clarifies.
Another amendment, according to him, would allow the co-owners to vote on common areas at the general meeting as soon as the ban on renting. “The time for carrying out that work shall be suspended for two years from the date of the vote”.
Announcements to facilitate the MaPrimeRénov energy renovation support system should also follow a February 15 meeting with the construction industry.
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