What kind of project can be handled on Nooco?

Nooco can be used for new building projects, rehabilitation, and renovation, but also on operations and maintenance projects through our new “operations” component.

What type of building does Nooco cover?

Nooco covers: collective housing, single family housing, residential care for senior citizens, 1- to 5-star hotels, food services, offices, retailing, childcare facilities, gyms, medical facilities, industry or crafts, airports, courthouses, schools.

What sectors does Nooco cover?

Nooco covers the following sectors: construction, building operation, city infrastructure, data centers, airports, industry.

What is RE2020?

RE2020 is a French environmental regulation that replaces the RT2012 thermal regulation. Introduced by the French 2015 Energy Transition for Green Growth Act (LTECV), the National Low Carbon Strategy (SNBC) and the Multiannual Energy Plan (PPE) set guidelines for the sectors in order to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. It consists of 3 strands:

– Continuing to improve energy performance and reducing consumption in new buildings. RE2020 goes beyond the requirements set down by RT2012, focusing in particular on the performance of insulation regardless of the heating mode installed, by toughening the requirements laid down by the bioclimatic need indicator, Bbio.

– Decreasing the impact on the climate of new buildings by taking into account all the emissions of the building over its life cycle, from the construction phase to the end of life (building materials, equipment), through the operating phase (heating, domestic hot water, air conditioning, lighting, etc.), via a life cycle analysis.

– Allowing occupants to experience a place to live and work adapted to future climatic conditions by striving for comfort in the summer. Buildings will have to better withstand heat waves, which will be more frequent and intense due to climate change.

What is an LCA?

A Life Cycle Assessment analyzes the impact of your equipment over its lifetime through 27 different indicators including kg CO2 equivalent emitted into the atmosphere.

Am I affected by the RE2020?

Areas of application:
– Since January 1, 2022, the RE2020 regulation applies to the construction of a single-family house or a collective housing.
– Since July 1, 2022, the regulation also applies to the construction of offices and school buildings.

How to optimize a project on Nooco?

At the product level, the user can quickly review the low-carbon equipment on the market and can select it for their project. At the project level, the functionality of project variants makes it simple to compare design systems on a project and see their carbon impact.

Can several variants of the same project be compared?

Yes, it is possible to compare several project variants. Adapted and customizable deliverables are then available to present the results of this comparison and allow the user to make decisions.

Can several stakeholders work together on a project?

As Nooco is a SaaS (Software as a Service), it is indeed possible for several people to work on the same project together!

What is the difference in calculation between the Nooco repository and the RE2020 repository?

RE2020 standard: Each piece of equipment entered on the project is associated with the DED record (Default Environmental Data) of greater or equal characteristic.
Nooco standard: The carbon impact of the equipment is calculated as close as possible to the point corresponding to its exact characteristics.

Does the RE2020 standard ensure certification?

The RE2020 mode on Nooco does ensure certification and it is possible to export the associated regulatory deliverables (RSEE, RSEnv).

What is the difference between a PEP and an FDES?

A PEP (Product Environment Profile) record concerns declarations of electrical, electronic and climate engineering equipment.
An FDES (Environmental and Health Declaration sheet) concerns the declaration of a construction product.

What is the difference between the static and dynamic calculation method?

Static method:
– An emission has the same impact regardless of its date, that is to say all the emissions of the life cycle of the building take place at the same time.

Dynamic method:
– The impact of an emission or capture depends on its date.
– Decreasing weighting coefficients as a function of time are introduced. For an emission, the earlier it is, the stronger its impact, the later it is, the lower its impact; for a capture, the earlier it is, the greater the reduction in impact relative to this capture, the later it is, the lower the reduction in impact relative to that capture.

Is Nooco interfacable with quotation software and BIM software?

Importing data to Nooco is completely agnostic of the source system and is done via an Excel file.
In the coming months, gateways will be established with BIM and quote/costing software to streamline this process further.

Can I use the results as entered in the software in an Excel sheet (by building lots, sub-lots, …)?

It is possible to export all the calculated data from the software in Excel format.