The Energy Sobriety plan aims to reduce the building’s energy consumption as well as waste by 10%. In fact, buildings in France account for nearly 45% of final energy consumption and generate about 20% of direct greenhouse gas emissions.
In response to this major economic and environmental challenge, theHeating Cost Allocation (IFC) It emerges as a particularly interesting solution in condominiums: it allows residents to know the level of their personal heat consumption, and allows them to individually benefit from lower heating costs when this consumption is reduced.
Setting up an IFC: More than an obligation, it’s a necessity
Although createInternational Finance Corporation Mandatory since 2020 and a good activity for the planet as well as for purchasing power, only 34% of the 4.8 million units involved are currently equipped.
Thus, it is the individuals who bear the costs of posting delaysInternational Finance Corporation And they deny themselves an average saving of 15% on the heating bill (2018 data from the French government agency l ‘human). And the note is high because the price of energy is exploding: between January 1, 2021, and October 1, 2021, the price of regulated gas has increased by 51% and the market price to date has increased by more than 200%!
Recognizing the urgency and benefits of contextInternational Finance Corporation, the deputies undertook an urgent parliamentary mission in December 2021, the conclusions of which are clear: its publication must be expedited. based on an urgent needhuman – EEA – ALERTS ALSO:International Finance Corporation On the list of simple actions that can be implemented quickly to save energy in residential units, is also the installation of thermostatic valves on radiators to better manage consumption.
IFC implementation: everyone involved is rewarded!
To lower the bill for heating and domestic hot water in communal dwellings, it is necessary to allocate consumption individually and give everyone the ability to adjust the coolant: the sobriety of energy and the resulting savings requires accountability for each one.
Even if heating is managed centrally, through a communal boiler, households can be efficient in their heat consumption and participate in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.2, provided they have tools that enable them to understand their consumption (connected heat meters), adjust their radiators (via thermostatic valves) and alter their behavior based on reliable data of their home. Every euro saved belongs to them and does not fall into the common pool of shared ownership.
At first glance, co-owners may be hesitant: Who will pay for installation and how much will it be? To answer this question that could be an obstacle to the spreadInternational Finance Corporation, the whole profession organized itself to facilitate installation and operating costs over 10 years. Co-owners only pay a fixed rate of €35 per year and per accommodation for 10 years. In turn, the return on investment is fast and significant: from the first year, the owners save 15% on the gas bill, or between 150 and 250 euros per year!
The second hurdle to postingInternational Finance Corporation It lies in the rhythm of public associations within the common property. Most of them happen once a year, in May or June. So several years can pass between making the decision at the General Assembly, managing the estimates, selecting the service provider and launching the installation site! It is therefore absolutely necessary to anticipate and prepare the subject now by obtaining information from the member firms of the professional association, by launching requests for quotations and selecting the upstream service provider, so that the installation can be provided. Agenda and voting in the next general assembly.
Thus, controlling energy consumption is more important than ever in the context of a sharp rise in energy prices (gas and fuel oil, the main energies for mass heating). Moreover, complying with France’s climate commitments requires robust measures that, to be effective, must be accompanied by a change in behaviour. In this context, the individualization of heating costs emerges as an inexpensive and rapidly profitable solution that is beneficial to purchasing power but also to the planet. Co-Owners, Co-Ownership Trustees: Don’t wait any longer!
The Tribune is written by Emmanuel Crook, President of the OCEA Group and Vice President of the Professional Guild de la Maisur
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