Sustainable housing: the French model

Building makes up 44% of energy consumption and 25% of greenhouse gas emissions. The UN Summit Habitat III was organised in Quito (Ecuador) to elaborate a global strategy in mid-October. This was an opportunity for French authorities to voice their support for new regulations for the building industry. The aim was to reconcile energy performance and carbon footprint reduction for new builds. This unique process is detailed in a booklet cosigned by Ségolène Royal, the Minister for the Environment and Emmanuelle Cosse, the Minister for Housing and Sustainable Habitat. As a partner of both ministries, Citizen Press has overseen the production of this booklet translated into English and Spanish.