- Energy & Transport
- Cities & Territories
Prospective d’atténuation et d’adaptation du secteur résidentiel français au changement climatique
PhD supervisors: Louis-Gaëtan Giraudet (CIRED) and Philippe Drobinski (LMD)
The project aims to develop an integrated modeling architecture to assess combined climate change mitigation and adaptation trajectories in the French residential building sector.
The work will consist of:
- Predicting the impact of climate change on the evolution of average temperatures and the frequency and intensity of extreme events (heat waves in particular) at a fine scale (departmental or even communal) for France
- Study the effect of these changes on adaptation measures (lower heating, higher cooling), taking into account the complex technical interactions between summer and winter comfort (related to reversible heat pumps, building design)
- Evaluate the impact of mitigation measures (energy efficiency incentive policies, behavioural sobriety) on these adaptation trajectories, through a wide range of indicators (cost effectiveness, leverage effect of public expenditure, thermal comfort and health, vertical and horizontal inequalities, fuel poverty)
The project will rely on CIRED’s expertise in integrated assessment (Res-IRF model), LMD’s expertise in climate modelling (CORDEX) and the expertise of co-financier Saint-Gobain Recherche in building thermics.