Towards a fuel poverty definition for Spain

Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen and Neila Gonzalez, Francisco Javier and Hernández Aja, Agustín (2014). Towards a fuel poverty definition for Spain. In: "World Sustainable Building Conference 2014", 28-30 Oct 2014, Barcelona.

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Title: Towards a fuel poverty definition for Spain
Author/s:
  • Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen
  • Neila Gonzalez, Francisco Javier
  • Hernández Aja, Agustín
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: World Sustainable Building Conference 2014
Event Dates: 28-30 Oct 2014
Event Location: Barcelona
Title of Book: Proceedings of World Sustainable Building Conference 2014
Date: 2014
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Fuel poverty, adaptive comfort, low income households, Spain, comfort gap
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
UPM's Research Group: arquitectura bioclimática en un entorno sostenible (abio)
Creative Commons Licenses: None

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Abstract

During the last years, an increasing interest has been developed so as to address the problem of fuel poverty which is already affecting a huge number of European citizens. In 2013, the European Parliament has claimed to the Commission and State Members through several resolutions, the legislative development of policies in order to tackle energy vulnerability of households. In 2000 the UK Government, through the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act, established that a person could be regarded as fuel poor if he is a member of a household that cannot get warmth at a reasonable cost. Nevertheless, in order to establish the incidence of fuel poverty among Spanish households, it must be understood which should be the adequate thresholds for indoor temperatures. The research here presented proposes new indoor temperature thresholds for fuel poor households based on adaptive comfort models.

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Item ID: 33527
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33527/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33527
Deposited by: Carmen Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez
Deposited on: 15 Jan 2015 08:38
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2015 08:38
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