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Managing the decarbonisation of property assets

An R&D programme conducted in partnership with the Climate Economics Chair (University of Paris Dauphine-PSL).


Property assets account for almost 45% of energy consumption in France, making them a priority target for decarbonisation strategies. These are currently based on the Energy Performance Diagnosis (‘DPE’, or energy label), which does not reflect the actual consumption and emissions of buildings.


To design an optimal decarbonisation policy. We enable efficient targeting of properties for refurbishment in order to prioritise investments that will deliver the greatest real reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.


We are developing a model for predicting actual energy consumption in housing that takes account not only of the technical characteristics of buildings, but also of key socio-economic variables relating to their occupants.


All those involved in the property sector: banks, property managers, and public bodies.


Docteur Édouard Civel (Ph.D. Researcher - Consultant)

Docteur Édouard Civel (Ph.D. Researcher — Consultant)

Édouard Civel is an economist specialising in sustainable property issues. His research focuses on energy efficiency, low-carbon innovation and environmental pricing. He holds an engineering degree from ESPCI Paris and a Master’s degree in Economics and Financial Engineering from Paris Dauphine University.
Édouard then completed a PhD in economics at the University of Paris Nanterre in partnership with a major industrial group, followed by a post-doctorate at the École Polytechnique. Édouard is also a research associate at the Climate Economics Chair and a lecturer at Sciences Po Paris. 

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  • Civel, E. and E. Raineau. (2023). Prix du carbone, théorie et applications. Économie Urbaine et Environnementale, De Boeck Supérieur, 281–298.
  • Drobinsky, P., et al. (2021). Climate and Environmental Change in the Mediterranean Basin Current Situation and Risks for the Future, Energy chapter, MEDECC Report.
  • Civel, E. (2019) The Red and the Green : Essays on the Economics of Information in the Sustainable Habitat Market. PhD Thesis.


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