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Armitage, P, Godoy-Shimizu, D, Steemers, K and Chenvidyakarn, T (2015) Using Display Energy Certificates to quantify public sector office energy consumption. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 691-709.

Delghust, M, Roelens, W, Tanghe, T, De Weerdt, Y and Janssens, A (2015) Regulatory energy calculations versus real energy use in high-performance houses. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 675-90.

Fedoruk, L E, Cole, R J, Robinson, J B and Cayuela, A (2015) Learning from failure: Understanding the anticipated-achieved building energy performance gap. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 750-63.

Galvin, R (2015) Integrating the rebound effect: Accurate predictors for upgrading domestic heating. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 710-22.

Moore, S A, Gelfand, S and Whitsett, D (2015) Epistemological conflict: Modern and non-modern frameworks for sustainability. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 659-74.

Perez-Bella, J M, Dominguez-Hernandez, J, Cano-Suñen, E, Del Coz-Diaz, J J and Alvarez Rabanal, F P (2015) Improvement alternatives for determining the watertightness performance of building facades. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 723-36.

Sanchez-Guevara, C, Fernandez, A S and Aja, A H (2015) Income, energy expenditure and housing in Madrid: Retrofitting policy implications. Building Research & Information, 43(06), 737-49.

  • Type: Journal Article
  • Keywords: energy consumption; energy policy; fuel poverty; housing stock; low income; retrofit; vulnerability
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.984573
  • Abstract:

    Fuel poverty can be defined as the inability to afford adequate warmth in the home and it is the result of the combination of three factors: low household income, lack of energy efficiency and high energy bills. Within this context, the present research is aimed at characterizing, for the first time, the housing stock of fuel-poor households in the Autonomous Region of Madrid. Fuel poverty incidence was established and households were divided into six different groups according to their relative position regarding fuel and monetary poverty. The housing stock of each group is characterized and those households most in need are identified. These results enable energy retrofitting priorities to be established, focusing on the needs of the different household groups and accounting for their housing stock characteristics. This allows Spanish energy retrofitting policies to be assessed for their capability of tackling fuel poverty and makes it possible to suggest some improvements.