- Construction products: insulation, windows
- Systems and system regulation: heating, cooling and domestic hot water generators, ventilation devices, lighting devices
Order amending the Order of 3 May 2007 on the thermal characteristics and energy performance of existing buildings
The Order of 3 May 2007 on the thermal characteristics and energy performance of existing buildings addresses the minimum performance that must be achieved by elements (insulation materials, windows, boilers, etc.) when they are fitted, installed or replaced.
The new energy performance requirements have been set at the best performance level required by neighbouring countries whose climate is similar to or harsher than our own, and then adjusted according to the climatic zone.
Concerning systems, the requirements governed by the above-mentioned European regulations, which enter into force on 1 January 2017, have been deleted from the text as they are directly applicable on French soil. On the other hand, in the case of certain systems for which these regulations come into effect on a date later than 2017, the text proposes progressive anticipation of the application date provided for in what is known as the Ecodesign Regulation.
Moreover, new requirements have been added concerning installation management, to ensure better building management, and concerning overall improvements to systems.