As of January 1st, 2011, the “Diagnostique de Performance Energetique“ (DPE) is mandatory if you are selling or renting a property in France (and must be specified in the advertisement). This energy efficiency diagnostic is done by a qualified professional who will issue a certificate that indicates both the level of energy consumption and the greenhouse gas emission level, on a scale of A to G, with G being the least efficient. In addition, the DPE must be accompanied with recommendations on how to improve the building’s energy efficiency.

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