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A ministerial visit to BuildTog

French Housing Minister at the Lieusaint Passive House Project

Paris, 22 September 2014 | Energy

Housing Europe follows the visit of the French Housing Minister to a BuildTog project, a methodology driven among others by our partner, European Housing Network (EURHONET).

Sylvia Pinel, French Housing Minister, visited the construction site of the BuildTog Passive House project in Lieusaint, close to Paris. The two buildings of 37 apartments were designed by French architect Nicolas Michelin and have been developed following the BuildTog (“Building Together”) methodology driven by his agency A/NM/A, the European Housing Network EURHONET, the energy efficiency consultancy LUWOGE consult and BASF. The target of this ambitious international partnership is to create a generation of Passive Houses that are in the same time energy and economy efficient and also architectural ambitious.

In his address to the minister, Olivier Barry, General Director of the project owner FSM and Vice President of EURHONET, underlined the excellent collaboration with A/NM/A, BASF and LUWOGE consult during the two years of planning and construction of this project. The expertise and technical know-how transfer towards all involved players like planners, engineers, local construction companies and craftsmen has been particularly helpful for the future development of more energy efficient projects. 

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Since BuildTog residential houses are designed and built to reach the high energy efficient Passive House standard, they are anticipating the future EU energy saving targets which will influence the norm for all new buildings in EU as of 2020.

While the Lieusaint project is about to be inaugurated in November, several other BuildTog adaptations are on the way in France, Germany and Sweden and we are looking for further partnerships in Europe. 

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