At the heart of industry 4.0, Industrials are developing integrated offers of “Smart Product-Service Systems”. The objective of this research work is to contribute proposing a method to evaluate the quantitative environmental benefits of implementing a Smart Product-Service System (PSS) offering, from a multi-actor perspective, in the specific application field of Heating Systems. On the one hand, this evaluation could consider environmental aspects such as resource consumption, energy and water consumption, the environmental protection standards, toxic and greenhouse gas emission, and waste generation. On the other hand, it could consider aspects of circular economy including the upgradability of the Smart PSS offering (multiple usage cycles) and end of life for the heating systems.
This Master is developed in collaboration with the elm Leblanc company (Bosch Group), manufacturer of heating systems. Thus, based on existing approaches of environmental assessment (Certainly with a focus on Life Cycle Assessment approaches), the main goal is to propose an easy-to-implement method to evaluate a Smart PSS offering focusing in the specific field of the residential heating industry.
The Master is developed within a collaborative research team, including a PhD Student working on PSS design.
The master goals include:
On a limited case study, make a first step towards implementation of this method (we think life cycle assessment approaches should be the more pertinent). This includes to configure a consistent set of indicators required for the approach and to apply a Life Cycle Assessment tool on first experimentations with the data of the case study.
Student Profile: Involved in a Master Program with research orientation, from an Engineering School or University, with some first competencies in one or several of these fields:
French skills would also be a positive point, however this is not a constraint.