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31 January 2021

Buildings that produce energy.

Since the summer of 2021, requirements for new buildings are being tightened in France. Buildings that generate excess energy are planned under the new RT2020 standard.

RT2020 was supposed to take effect the previous year, but was postponed due to the pandemic.

The preliminary standard RT2012 was aimed at reducing energy consumption to 50 kWh / m² per year. The difference between RT2020 is that all new buildings (residential and public) must produce more energy than they consume.
That is, the RT2020 house is an energy-positive house!

In such buildings, it is necessary to maximize the use of renewable energy sources and reduce consumption to a minimum.

This implies:

• insulation of structures. Minimization of cold bridges;
• ventilation with heat recovery;
• use of rainwater;
• generation of renewable energy;
• intelligent energy management.
Also, positive buildings need to organize systems that will take excess energy and forward it to other consumers.
Ukraine is also moving towards energy efficiency and has already announced its intention to oblige the construction of buildings with energy consumption close to zero from 2027.
Source: bit.ly/2Yg8ffU
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