Hot Water Heaters
The Regional Council decided that domestic hot water must be solar-powered in all residential housing and the tertiary sector (lodging, health facilities, restaurants, hotels, sports facilities).
At least 50% of hot water needs must be met using solar power.
This rule applies to new housing and buildings for use as lodging, health facilities, restaurants, hotels, and new or renovated sports facilities.
In addition to regulations pertaining to thermal regulations for buildings, there are also several mechanisms promote the purchase of solar-powered water heaters (see the “Domestic Hot Water” page for more information).
Guadeloupe’s thermal regulations cover air conditioning systems and include two key measures to improve air conditioner efficiency.