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Criticized, the energy performance diagnosis will be modified, announces Christophe Béchu. Illustrative photo.
REAL ESTATE- Clarify the rules and facilitate understanding. The Minister of Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu announced on Sunday February 11 “simplifications” It front of “complexities” And ” bias “ of the new energy performance diagnosis (DPE) of a home. Interviewed by The Parisian this Monday, he announced that he wanted to renovate more than 200,000 homes considered to be energy drains and help the French become owners.
Established in 2006, the DPE classifies housing from A to G based on their energy consumption and, since 2021, their impact on the climate. This new DPE will take into account the consequences on the greenhouse gas emissions of a home, and will no longer be based on the occupants’ energy consumption bills but on the physical characteristics of the building.
Criticized for misleading labeling, the minister wishes to modify this diagnosis. To do this, he starts from the observation that “ the smaller the surface area of a home, the more the share of domestic hot water weighs on its classification, without any real link with the number of occupants. » According to him, “more than 27% of very small goods, those of less than 40 m2, are considered to be sieves, which does not reflect reality.”
This ” calculation bias », according to the minister, will soon be corrected thanks to a decree for which consultation will be launched this week. According to him, this correction would make it possible to remove 140,000 housing units of less than 40 m2 from the energy sieve category (labeled F or G). “The housing units which will have their label improved represent 11% of the real estate stock of these areas”he assured.
An unchanged calendar
Since January 1, 2023, the most energy-intensive housing (classified G) has been prohibited for rental and from 2025, the rental of all housing classified G will be prohibited by the Climate law to achieve the climate objectives of France. “We are not touching the calendar and the ambition, but we are going to clarify certain rules which apply to next January 1”Christophe Béchu said on Sunday.
A first government amendment will thus be tabled during the reading in the Senate of the bill on degraded co-ownerships to emphasize that “January 1st is not a cut-and-dried date”. He will specify that “the need to have carried out work to re-rent a G-class thermal strainer will only apply at the time of renewal of the lease, either by tacit renewal, or upon change of tenant”specifies the minister.
A second amendment will allow, according to him, that as soon as co-owners vote in a general meeting on work on common areas, the ban on renting will be “suspended for two years from the date of the vote, the time for it to carry out the work”.
Announcements to simplify the MaPrimeRénov energy renovation aid system should also be made following a meeting on February 15 with the construction industry.
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