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

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., Long, G.
2018
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Fuel poverty is a recognized and increasing problem in several European countries. A growing body of literature covers this topic, but dedicated analysis for Portugal are scarce despite the high perception of this condition. This paper contributes to fill this knowledge gap focusing on a...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Palma, P., Seixas, J., and Simoes, S
2017
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The aim of the study is to determine heating and cooling energy needs and assess the energy gap on thermal comfort at households, both in heating and cooling seasons. The approach was applied throughout the 5 climatic zones of Portugal, ranging from the coldest, with more than 1800 heating...Read more

Gouveia, J.P., Seixas, J., and Mestre A.
2017
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Daily electricity consumption profiles from smart meters are explored as proxies of active behavior regarding space heating and cooling. The influence of the environment air temperature (multiple maximum and minimum daily thresholds) on electricity consumption was explored for a final sample of...Read more

Palma, P.
2017
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This study aims to assess the state of thermal comfort in residential dwellings, of all Portuguese civil parishes, according to the most recent administrative organization of the territory and the Residential Buildings Energy Performance Regulation (REH). A bottom-up buildings’ typology approach...Read more

Gouveia J.P. and Seixas J.
2016
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Improvements of energy efficiency and reduction of Electricity Consumption (EC) could be pushed by increased knowledge on consumption profiles. This paper contributes to a comprehensive understanding of the EC profiles in a Southwest European city through the combination of high-resolution data...Read more

Vasconcelos, J., Freire, E., Morais, J., Machado, J.R., and Santana, P.
2010
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On summer and winter months, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality rates vary throughout Europe. For example, areas with mild winters seem to be the ones with higher number of seasonal mortality. In fact, Portugal is one of the southern countries together with Ireland that have higher mortality...Read more