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feuille_32x32Creating a supportive dynamic within the construction market that facilitates the building of comfortable, energy efficient buildings

Effinergie’s strength comes from bringing together French regional and city governments and a wide range of actors and experts, from research laboratories to manufacturers, training centers, architects, engineering consultants, research departments, non-profit organizations, etc.



Our Objectives

flecheDevelop building references and tools
Unite people from all sectors
Ensure coordination between governmental authorities and regional initiatives
flecheIllustrate technical & economic feasibility

feuille_32x32Our work

is carried out by

flecheA technical commission consisting of experts in the energy efficiency sector
flecheAn interregional strategic planning group

feuille_32x32Our tools

for the development of
energy efficient buildings

flecheTraining programs
flecheGuides :
     •Successful Construction
     •Successful retrofitting
     •Summertime Comfort
     •Grey Energy
     •Economic and Financial Aid


BBC-effinergie certification

in partnership with the Ministry for the Environment

Objectives for :
flechenew construction : 50 kWhep/m2/year for new residences
flecherenovation projects : 80 kWhep/m2/year for existing residences

The requirements for BBC-effinergie® certification are calculated on variables to allow for a particular region’s climactic differences. The maximum consumption levels refer to energy use that can be actively influenced by building design : heating, hot water ,Auxiliary appliances for ventilation and heating, lighting (via natural light), air-conditioning.





BBC-effinergie certification

Buildings Certified or Undergoing Certification

For new construction :
flecheLaunched in September 2007
fleche18% of buildings today (55000 buildings)
fleche10% of offices


For renovation:
flecheLaunched in September 2009
flecheA rapidly growing market!





A Path Ahead

Development of New Certification Programs

flechePositive Energy Building Certification
flecheBBC+ Effinergie Certification
flecheEco Mobility Certification
flecheDOM TOM Certification


Founding Member, FRANCE GBC

flecheFrench Council on Sustainable DevelopmentfranceGBC
flecheCandidate for World Green Building Council –WGBC
flecheParticipation in Greenbuild Chicago 2010, an international conference and expo



Asociación Europea

flecheParticipación en programas europeos


Proyectos en marcha...

flecheHerramientas de desarrollo: guías, programas, conferencias




SlideShowVignetteSlideshow "Effinergie" BookletVignetteBooklet 2 pages


Our technical guide

Effinergie published a guide for the purpose of the building industry professionals

vignetteGuideEnglishV2 Low-Consumption Building :
The Achievement of a Project,
Solutions for new, comfortable
and energy-saving housing
complementTranslationVignetteComplement to translation




Greenbuild 2009, Phoenix

On the occasion of GREENBUILD to Phoenix (Arizona) from 10 till 13 November 2009, Effinergie joined to UBIFRANCE within the framework of a discovery mission.