Civel Edouard et Elbèze Jérémy

Usages de l’énergie
Titre Ouvrage:
Energy efficiency in French homes: how much does it cost?
Paris : Chaire Economie du climat
30 p.

An assessment of energy savings achievable in the French residential stock and their associated investment costs by a bottom-up approach, using a dataset on material and labor costs for renovations and a thermal model (including a representation of the “rebound effect”) applied to a description of existing dwellings in France. The study suggests that policy-makers take the risk of low ambition renovations into account, as it may nip the potential of energy savings in the bud. Relevant policies would set today the long-term efficiency target and earmark public incentives, like tax credits or interest-free loans, to ambitious renovations.

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