If you want to contribute towards keeping our planet green and yet have some fun, you must consider the luxury villas of France for your next holiday.
French government had publicly announced that the environmental policies adopted by France must lead to a green revolution.
As a follow up, the Grenelle de l’Environment was introduced by the then environmental minister Jean Louis Borloo.
Here is a note on how you, as a visitor or tourist, can benefit with these new policies.
In an attempt to cut down on fuel consumption and reduce the emission of greenhouse gases, a railway line which is expected to be complete by 2020 is being constructed. This 2000 kilometer line includes almost 1500 kilometers of bus ways, tram lines, cycle ways and even railroads.
The advantage of this facility is that you will have no problem in travelling in and out of the country. Eco-friendly and comfortable mode of transport will be cheaper than using your own car or hiring an automobile. You can also use the railways which are comfortable and luxurious.
Along with the taxes, the vehicles which do not abide by the eco-friendly regulations will have to pay up extra taxes as fines. The money collected from these taxes will be used for getting rid of the old vehicles which emit too many environmentally damaging pollutants. It will also be used to reduce the VAT on goods and vehicles which are environmentally friendly.
If you hire a property here, you will not only have a villa in a scenic country with rich heritage but also a place which has cleaner air compared to other countries. It also reduces the price of commodities which will result in a reduced cost of living. No wonder, vacationing in a villa in France seems like a good idea to many.
All the buildings, including the luxury villas should implement energy efficient amenities with respect to lighting, wiring and other equipments required for daily use.
Usage of solar panels for generating a part of the daily energy requirement is also encouraged. The goal of this venture is to reduce the power consumption of each and every house by 40%. This doesn’t mean compromising in the luxury aspect.
The same ambience and experience is retained by using the latest energy efficient technology available in the market today.
Benefits to the Common Man
Although all these policies seem to be directly increasing the cost of living for the common man, it will be beneficial in the long run. By 2020, energy costs would have come down by 25-30%. Transportation will be easier and the general living conditions would have drastically improved, thanks to the improvement in the atmosphere.
So, your luxury trip to France might be healthier and cheaper than a trip to other destinations.
About the author:
Penny is an expert associated with Burger Davis SIR, an international realty company that offers a range of luxury real estate in France and worldwide. If you are looking for luxury villas for rent in France, do visit.