Thermosieves: Entry into force of the mandatory test postponed again
Thermal screens do not clog immediately. The entry into force of the obligatory energy audit when selling a house or a detached house to combat the most energy-intensive housing has been extended to 1 January 2020ah April 2023, Housing Minister Olivier Klein announced on Wednesday, August 3, in an interview with The Parisian.
This postponement is the second: the first dates previously envisaged for the application of this measure were initially June 1ah January, then 1ah Sep 2022. “This technical report is essential given the lack of companies and qualified personnel to produce all the necessary energy audits.”explains Klein.
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Several associations of players in the energy diagnostics sector have welcomed this decision, which they had requested from the government, but insist on the state’s responsibility in this postponement. “It is the government agencies that have not sent all the necessary documents”says Agence France-Presse Stéphane Prouzeau, Vice-President of the Interprofessional Association for Real Estate Diagnosis. “The tools were not available”adds Thierry Marchand, one of the administrators of the Chamber of Real Estate Diagnosticians of the National Real Estate Federation (CDI-FNAIM).
The minister assures that this decision will not affect the timeline of the Climate and Resilience Law promulgated on August 24, 2021, regarding rental accommodation considered thermal sieves. In other words, it is still a question of banning the rental of G-classified dwellings by the Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE) from 2025 and for those with F-classification from 2028. “That’s out of the question [ce calendrier] be called into question, because renovating homes is good for the planet, for energy sovereignty and for purchasing power.”emphasizes Mr. Klein in The Parisian.
“There will inevitably be delays” Hassad Mouheb, the president of the association of real estate diagnosticians Fed Experts, judges against it “the underestimation of the number of energy sieves”. According to a study by the National Observatory for Energy Renovation, France would have 5.2 million of these dwellings out of 30 million primary residences, a number that exceeds the number identified in the previous estimate in 2018 (4.8%). In the case of second homes (32% or 1.2 million homes) and vacant homes (27% or 0.8 million homes) the proportion of “sick” is higher.
Under these conditions, a further postponement of the entry into force of the obligatory energy audit is possible “regrettable”said Mr Houheb, noting that France had already done so “Much delay in the energy transition in the building”.