Construction products, decoration products and electrical, electronic and environmental engineering equipment according to the following definitions: "Construction products": products incorporated into the construction of a building or part of a building in a durable manner; "Decoration products": products used as wall, floor and ceiling coverings; "Electrical, electronic and environmental engineering equipment": technical systems integrated into a building or part of a building or its plot, contributing to the operation of the building for heating, cooling, ventilation, local energy production, lighting, domestic hot water and other sanitation systems, safety, fire safety, mobility of building occupants, building automation and regulation, and energy and communication networks
Décret relatif aux exigences de performance énergétique et environnementale des constructions de bâtiments de bureaux et d'enseignement primaire ou secondaire en France métropolitaine (Decree on the energy and environmental performance requirements for the construction of office and primary or secondary education buildings in Metropolitan France) (14 pages, in French)
The notified draft Decree on the energy and environmental performance requirements for the construction of office and primary or secondary education buildings in Metropolitan France defines the indicators to provide a basis for regulatory requirements on energy and environmental performance applicable to new buildings for use as offices and for primary and secondary education. It specifies the dates of entry into force and development of these requirements.
The main requirements involve:
limiting energy needs for heating, cooling and artificial lighting;
limiting energy consumption for six types of appliance (heating, cooling, domestic hot water, lighting, mobility of building occupants, ancillary appliances), and limiting the climate change impact associated with such energy consumption;
limiting the climate change impact of the building;
limiting summer discomfort in the building.
The draft Decree also contains requirements for the calculation of certain indicators. These should enable the sector to anticipate future requirements and minimum levels to be achieved and provide additional information on the impact of the building on global warming. Resource requirements are also provided for as a performance safeguard (most of the previous regulation has been retained).
The draft Decree also contains specific performance requirements for certain components.