Income, energy expenditure and housing in Madrid: retrofitting policy implications

Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen and Sanz Fernández, Ana and Hernández Aja, Agustín (2014). Income, energy expenditure and housing in Madrid: retrofitting policy implications. "Building Research And Information" ; pp. 37-41. ISSN 1466-4321. https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2014.984573.

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Title: Income, energy expenditure and housing in Madrid: retrofitting policy implications
Author/s:
  • Sánchez-Guevara Sánchez, Carmen
  • Sanz Fernández, Ana
  • Hernández Aja, Agustín
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Building Research And Information
Date: December 2014
ISSN: 1466-4321
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: energy consumption, energy policy, fuel poverty, housing stock, low income, retrofit, vulnerability
Faculty: E.T.S. Arquitectura (UPM)
Department: Construcción y Tecnología Arquitectónica
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 35887
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/35887/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:35887
DOI: 10.1080/09613218.2014.984573
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09613218.2014.984573
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Sep 2015 06:55
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2017 08:11
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