How to reduce the carbon footprint of new buildings?

Ecological issues are at the center of global concerns and represent the future of new construction. Replacing RT 2012, originally scheduled for January 1, 2021 by the ELAN law (Evolution of Housing, development and digital technology) but postponed for one year due to the health crisis, the new landscaping RE2020 aims to control the carbon impact of buildings and their significant consumption from the extraction of raw materials. . Nexity was one of the first builders to consider environmental criteria while providing higher quality housing in the construction of its buildings.

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Be aware of the impact early carbon real estate sector in France Nexity group started to do carbon balances on it buildings Committed since 2013 and with the Association for the Development of Low Carbon Buildings, which bears the BBCA (Low Carbon Building) label, since 2016. As in 2020, the group took the first place in the BBCA ranking, with 44 operations labeled BBCA carried out throughout the year in 2021.

New materials for better comfort

Concretely, this consists of guaranteeing a substantial reduction.carbon footprint From construction to operation of the building for over 50 years. These are low material usage consumption and sustainable aspect Woodlow carbon concrete and biologically sourced materials waste and recycle At the end of the life of the materials used. But also better insulation and better thermal comfort saving moneyenergy and fees.

Buildings facing the outdoors and nature

Several years and even more since then health crisisThe French need to go out and demand privileged access to the outdoors and to nature. Contractors like Nexity have understood this well and are currently offering green space residences accessible to 100% of residents. Thus, we can find gardens, vegetable gardens, real natural spaces in the heart of cities to be shared. biodiversity will be at the center of every project.

Controlled costs

The main challenge of these new standards is to be able to offer increasingly responsible and environmentally friendly housing without an impact on construction costs. Housing in Nexity is sustainable, low carbon labeled but not more expensive! Many accommodations are available at a VAT discount, with prices controlled as part of an environmental approach: biodiversitythe presence of green areas or vegetated100% of occupants have access to a “natural” area within the residence and low carbon construction methods: low carbon concrete, wood, bioderived materials, qualityweather interior.

With Nexity, it is possible to buy more sustainable housing in your city.

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what you need to remember

  • The carbon neutrality the government wants for 2050 and the new RE2020 standard require builders to consider societal and environmental criteria to design tomorrow’s buildings.
  • Nexity has been at the forefront of this approach by integrating these criteria for several years now and anticipating future changes to deliver more enjoyable and responsible homes today, without the price of additional production costs. .

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