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France now requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

March 26, 2015

France just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either solar panels or green roofs. Not only will this bring dramatic changes to the nation’s skylines and bolster the efficiency of all new commercial construction, but the law will help France pick up the pace the solar adoption—which has lagged behind other European nations in recent years.

Read more: France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building 


“Here’s hoping that other nations can soon follow suit.” I had to go back and dig through my sources to make sure I hadn’t dreamed this!


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  3. Reblogged this on fpvallet7 and commented:
    France has a huge potential with both solar panels, offshore wind turbines and green agricultural gases to get out of agri-waste such as sugar cane.

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