PhD opportunities

CES-01 - Modeling for energy efficiency evaluation of districts

Area of expertise Energy and Processes
Doctoral School SMI - Sciences des Mtiers de l'Ingnieur
Title CES-01 - Modeling for energy efficiency evaluation of districts
Supervisor M. Pascal STABAT
Research unit Energy and Processes
Keywords energy evaluation, district modeling, IPMVP, measurement, Key performance indicator, Energy demand management
Abstract In order to meet the challenges of the energy transition (Grenelle de l'environnement, Paris agreement), we need to change our production and energy consumption patterns. The district turns to be the best scale to design strategies of Demand Side Management (DSM) adapted to local strengths. Sharing energy systems at district level and the establishment of energy governance on this scale should allow to:

- contribute to energy efficiency by sharing energy between buildings,

- optimize the integration of renewable energies,

- rationalize the costs of installation, management and maintenance.

The neighborhood appears to be the new coherent territory to meet the objective of energy efficiency, GHG reduction, and renewable energy production. This pooling raises the question of evaluation: How to assess energy performance at the district level? How to evaluate the DSM strategies implemented at this scale? There are already building-wide measurement and verification (IPMVP) methods in place to assess their energy performance and DSM strategies, but they do not yet exist at the district level. The proposed approach relies on the modeling of districts: energy systems, buildings and occupant behavior.
Funding Financement d'une association ou fondation
Starting date October 1st 2017
Date of first publication March 7th 2017