Back to top


This section contains scientific articles, reports and other documents related to energy poverty.

Vatavali, F., Chatzikonstantinou, E.

The analysis was based on the production of thematic maps providing the opportunity to draw general and specific conclusions regarding socio-spatial aspects of energy deprivation in Athens during the crisis. This analysis intends to create a first macroscopic image of the socio-spatial...Read more

Schumacher, K. et al

Policymaking to alleviate energy poverty needs to find a balance between short-term remedies and the resolution of long-term drivers of energy poverty. EU policy might need to work towards a) finding a definition of energy poverty; b) supporting national policies financially through EU...Read more

Santamouris, M., Alevizos, S.M., Aslanoglou, L., Mantzios, D., Milonas, P., Sarelli, I., Karatasou, S., Cartalis, K., Paravantis, J.A.

Previous research has shown that the economic crisis has a very serious impact to the indoor environmental quality of the low income households. Indoor temperature as well as energy, environmental, social and health related data are collected during the winter 2012–2013 from 50 low and very low...Read more

Santamouris, M., Paravantis, J.A., Founda, D., Kolokotsa, D., Michalakakou, P., Papadopoulos, A.M., Kontoulis, N., Tzavali, A., Stigka, E.K., Ioannidis, Z., Mehilli, A., Matthiessen, A., Servou, E.

This research aims to investigate, analyze and characterize the relation between the economic crisis and energy consumption in Greece. A survey held in the spring and summer of 2012 collected data of the heating energy consumption for 2010–2011 and 2011–2012, from 598 households via a...Read more

Panas E.

This publication utilises subjective indicators in order to calculate energy poverty in a sample of 814 households in Greece. According to the results of the analysis, 30.2% of the households surveyed find it difficult to pay the bill for heating their home, while for 62.4% of the households...Read more

Katsoulakos, N.

An increasing number of people find it difficult or even impossible to ensure adequate coverage of their energy needs. This situation, defined as energy poverty, is one of the results of the global energy crisis. Mountainous areas are especially vulnerable to energy poverty because their thermal...Read more

Sakka, A., Nicol, F., Wilson, M, Santamouris, M., Livada, I.

Factors such as solar heat gain in summer, and natural ventilation in transitional seasons must be considered when designing energy-efficient residential buildings for hot summer/cold winter zones. In this paper, the rationale for defining thermal design of energy-efficient buildings is...Read more