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2. Be efficientIn the recent years, France has been showing a strong interest in sustainable practices, and this is as true in the construction industry as it is in other areas. If you wish to build a house today in France, it must first to go through a thorough diagnostic of its future energy value.This includes not only evaluating conventional energy consumption, which is the equivalent of the Australian star rating system (how much energy in KWh per square metre will be used per annum), but also evaluating how much greenhouse gas is likely to be emitted, and what the annual energy-related costs will be. Any house that doesn’t meet or exceed the minimum standards is classified unfit for construction.