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Gaz de France and UCB Sign Agreement to Promote Sustainable Homebuilding

  • 25.10.2006

Further to the continuous increase of energy consumptions, Gaz de France, European leader of the distribution of natural gas, and UCB, company of the Group BNP Paribas and premier European financial services firm to privates clients, decided to support the owners of new house in the installation of a system of natural gas heating which allows an energy saving as well as a reduction of CO2 emissions.

The new loan product Dolce Vita Bâtir Durable

Gaz de France and UCB have teamed up to offer a new loan product dubbed "Dolce Vita Bâtir Durable" enabling people buying or building a new home with a mortgage from UCB to obtain special financing terms for natural gas heating and hot water installations. The new loan product has many economic advantages.

Efficient energy solution

Natural gas is an efficient energy solution that cuts consumption by 20% compared with conventional heaters.
This very concrete initiative combines the benefits of ecology and equally tangible budget savings.

The global warming

Global warming is the observed increase in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans in recent decades. If this phenomenon continues with the current rhythm, it can in turn cause many changes, including a rising sea level and changes in the amount and pattern of precipitation. These changes may increase the frequency and intensity of extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts, heat waves, hurricanes, and tornados.