How does PopUp meet the 2020 Thermal Regulation requirements?


To design energy positive and low carbon footprint buildings is the goal of the Experiment E+C- (Energy positive, Carbon reduction) launched in France to determine what the future thermal regulation will be.

E+C-, what is it about? What are the differences with the current 2012 Thermal Regulation?

2012 Thermal regulation: it is the current requirement for buildings in France. It measures the thermal performance of the building, based on some elements: heating, hot water, ventilation, air conditionning, lighting.

Experiment E+C-: an experiment to help determine the French 2020 Environmental Regulation, testing the building requirements of tomorrow. It assesses the building throughout its whole life based on:

  • carbon emissions due to materials and the construction itself
  • the overall consumptions of the building

A PopUp House selected for the experiment!

A PopUp House was picked to reply to a national call of proposals launched by ADEME (Agency for the Environment and Energy Management) for the Experiment E+C-. Only 20 projects were selected in Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur et the PopUp House project is the only building to obtain a C2 result, which is the best result a building can achieve.

Great results: E2C2

POPUP HOUSE : a building system thought to comply with the E+C- Label 

  • Carbon capture and storage by wood
    Through its life, wood absorbs CO2 and keeps it within. After it is cut, the wood keeps storing the CO2 thoughout its new use.
  • Exceptional insulation with no thermal bridges
    We estimated 10 to 30€ of heating expenses per month (for a 130m² PopUp House designed after bio-climatic concept).
  • Bio-climatic design
    Thinking about the building orientation ahead of the project and implementing solar protections.
  • Quick and easy to build: reduction of the time spent on site
    PopUp House materials are light and easy to handle, the construction site is energy efficient.
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