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Green and Energy Efficient Buildings International Benchmark: the Three Models. Reims. October 2008.

The conference presented the three main international models of green and energy efficient buildings. The presentation was made in an European Housing Network (Euronet) meeting. This network has been created by French social housing companies, members of the Delphis network, in partnership with German, Swedish and Italian social housing companies.

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The Effinergie Energy Efficient Buiding Concept. Seventeen success factors from the French experience. Shanghai. September 2008.

This presentation described the French Low Energy Buildings Effinergie® label and its main success factors. It was presented in Shanghai in September 2008 and was a part of the French “Chinese Eco-Cities and Future Sustainable Buildings” Project, funded by the French Treasury Department.

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My biography

I am a graduate of HEC Paris School of Management and dedicated  my professional carrier to the Property and Construction sector.

I first entered the French Housing Ministry to produce construction economics studies and to participate in the national housing policy. Then I joined the social housing company Logement Français, a subsidiary of the French insurance group AXA. I was during several years in charge of the management of a 28 000 dwellings portfolio in the parisian region.

After I joined the R&D sector, by becoming the Director of the Economics and Human Sciences Department of the Scientific and Technical Building research Centre (CSTB), a 900 employees public centre. I worked on the Property and Construction Sector, coordinating an International Building Council (CIB) report. I published two books on the Construction Sector and on Public Private Partnership, the second one in partnership with Frédéric Bougrain and Marc Colombard-Prout.

Then I monitored, for the French government, a one million € international benchmark on energy and construction, and became an energy efficient buildings international expert. Since March 2009, I am a consultant, specialized in energy and environment efficient buildings, and professor at Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, director of “Sustainable Real Estate and Building” (Energy and digital transitions) Executive Part Time Master. It is the first master dedicated to sustainable real estate to be accredited in Europe by RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

I was also the CIB “Energy and the Built Environment” Task Group n°66 coordinator from 2009 to 2012 and published in 2013 the Task Group final report: “The Implementation of Energy Efficiency Buildings Policies : An International Comparison »

I am a member of the French National Plan for Sustainable Buildings (former Plan Bâtiment Grenelle, now Plan Bâtiment Durable).

Since 2014, I am Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRICS).

Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées Paris Institute of Technology: Construction Economics Course

I was responsible from 1983 to 2011 for the « Construction Economics » course at the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, a member of the Paris Institute of Technology.

The built environment cluster was studied through an innovation-oriented approach, inspired by Joseph Schumpeter analysis.

Two innovation categories were highlighted: sustainable development and public private partnership ones.



Innovation in Buildings: a Socio-Eco-Technical Approach. Cape Town. May 2007.


This paper was presented in May 2007 at the International Building Council (CIB) Congress in Cape Town in South Africa. Based on several evolutionist economics researches (Saviotti, Gallouj), the paper proposed a socio-eco-technical approach of innovation in the built environment cluster. This cluster was analysed as an innovative sector without any dominant actor and focused on local markets.

Two examples dealing with energy efficient buildings were taken into examples: the French 5000 Solar Houses Programme failure in the 1980’ and the Swiss Minergie label success in the 1990’.

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