|Regulatory barriers to innovation for energy savings in buildings: the need for a shake-up|
OPECST was requested to furnish this report by the Bureau of the French National Assembly on May 27, 2013. It follows on from several previous studies carried out by OPECST on energy transition. After a thorough analysis in France and Europe on mechanisms governing access to the markets of construction products, it stresses the need for a new impetus for building physics in France, calls for structural changes of public management concerning the design and application of regulations, as well as for a reshaping of public subsidies for thermal energy-saving in building renovation. Many of its recommendations have already been brought to the legislative level.