FRENCH TERITORRIAL DECREE
What to remember
The tertiary decree sets out the procedures for implementing the obligation to reduce energy consumption in buildings for tertiary use.
The french tertiary decree (or tertiary renovation decree) requires the french tertiary sector, through quantitative objectives, to gradually reduce its energy consumption by 2050.
It is in line with the Article 175 of the ELAN law (Evolution of Housing, Development and Digital) and specifies the conditions of application: types of buildings concerned, legal obligations, levers of action or sanctions in the event of non-compliance with obligations…
The decree thus lays the foundations for energy regulations in building renovation.
Existing buildings for tertiary use of more than 1000m².
Companies / Offices
Hotels / Leisure
Areas for non-tertiary use, annexed to the main tertiary activity of the building, are also concerned. As well as mixed stakeholders with a tertiary activity or groups of buildings if one of them hosts a tertiary activity.
The scope of each person’s responsibility is referred to the lease
LEVERS OF ACTION?
- Improving the energy performance in the building(s),
- The installation of high-performance equipment, control devices and active management of equipments,
- Adjustment of equipment operating procedures,
- Adaptation of the premises to energy-efficient use,
- Adaptation of occupant behaviour.
Reference year: 2010
Certain classified buildings or required to comply with architectural standards may have their objectives modified or be exempted from the obligation.
Other cases may be subject to modulation, upon justification of the request via a technical file.
OBLIGATIONS & PENALTIES?
In order to be able to measure the results obtained, it is essential to be equipped with tools allowing to collect energy use data as well as their monitoring over time.
The energy consumption data collected must be transmitted annually via an IT platform:
- description of the tertiary activity,
- building surfaces,
- annual energy consumption data by energy source,
- possible modulations.
It is thanks to this tool that the tertiary decree will ensure the collection of data and monitor consumption to achieve the defined objectives.
In the event of non-compliance with the obligation, the decree provides for a fine of up to €7,500 and the publication of the names of taxable persons who do not comply with the obligations on a state website.
DATE TO REMEMBER?
Minimum reference year
Entry into force of the decree
First report limit