What does BBC or Batiment Basse Consommation mean in French real estate?

French New build properties will often display the letters BBC in the advertisements or the phrase Batiment Basse Consommation.

BBC or Batiment Basse Consommation is a new architectural concept using orientation, insulation, choice of materials and more to create a new higher level of energy efficiency to minimize the impact on the environment.

Features include heating of water by solar panels when possible. Read more about all the details in the new construciton guidelines in French here or contact an English speaking French real estate agent to share with you more information in English. Click here to make contact.