ELAN law on housing and decree 2019-771
The ELAN law on the evolution of housing, development and digital world is an extensive document that aims to build more housing, simplify standards, protect the most fragile and put energetic and digital transitions in the service of the inhabitants. The document notably aims at enhancing the energetic performance of buildings in the country. Article 181 amends the Code of Construction and Housing so that it states that the energy, environmental and sanitary performance of buildings and parts of new buildings are part of a requirement to fight against climate change. Article 44 simplifies the urbanism code to ease the administrative framework on the construction of facilities dedicated at producing renewable energy. On July 23, 2019, Decree n° 2019-771 was published to specify the obligations of actions of reduction of the final energy consumption in buildings for tertiary use.