Purchase housing without paying for the land it stands on. Savings of between 20 and 50% are now possible thanks to the French “bail réel solidaire” leasehold arrangement provided for by the ALUR law and specified late last year by the ELAN law
Solar farm in Japan: a first!
Floatgen honoured at the Energy Transition Trophies awards
Thursday June 1st, 2017
Interview of the month: Xavier Rodarie
Xavier Rodarie, Development Manager for Regions and the Inclusive Economy, presents the social housing project initiated by Habitat Social as part of Action Tank Social & Business.
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Stéphanie Barrault, head of the Circular Design Experience project: applying all of the circular-economy principles to the construction sector
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The Floatgen project, the largest offshore wind turbine in France on which construction is soon due to be completed in the port of Saint-Nazaire, has won the Usine Nouvelle 2017 Renewable Energies Trophy for Energy Transition at the ceremony organised on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of GIEC.
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