RT2012 regulation for the benefit of the environment
As part of the sustainable development, the new thermal regulation of 2012 sets a primary energy consumption as an average annual reference, according to Grenelle Act II.
This regulation helps meet the comfort needs, while limiting the maximum primary energy consumption for the heating, ventilation, domestic hot water production, and lighting systems.
Home ownership assistance in the ANRU zone (Agence Nationale pour la Renovation Urbaine [ANRU] - National Agency for Urban Renovation): Reduced VAT rate
The sale of new dwellings for primary residence and located in some neighborhoods (neighborhoods forming part of an agreement with the National Agency for Urban Renovation - ANRU) and within 300 meters around these neighborhoods can benefit, under certain conditions, from a reduced VAT rate at 5.5% from 1 January 2014 (against 20% normally).
For operations within 301 to 500 meters around an ANRU neighborhood, the VAT rate is 20% from 1 January 2014. By derogation, dwellings in operations whose application for building permit has been submitted no later than the 12/31/2013 will continue to benefit from the reduced VAT rate at 7%.
BBL LABEL (Low Consumption Building)
As part of sustainable development, the BBC-effinergie® label (Low Consumption Building) sets an average primary energy consumption as an average annual reference, according to the Ministerial Decree of 3 May 2007. This label helps meet the comfort needs, while limiting the maximum energy consumption of 40 to 65kWh/m2 shon/year (= net floor area/year) in Île-de-France, for the heating, cooling, ventilation, domestic hot water production, and lighting systems.