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Publications

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

Maidment, Christopher D.; Jones, Christopher R.; Webb, Thomas L.; Hathway, E. Abigail; Gilbertson, Jan M.
2014
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It is widely accepted that interventions designed to promote household energy efficiency, like insulation, central heating and double glazing, can help to reduce cold-related illnesses and associated stress by making it easier for residents to keep their homes warm. However, these interventions...Read more

Banks, N., and White, V.
2012
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Whilst the technical challenges of solid wall insulation (SWI) are widely acknowledged, there has been little exploration to date of the human barriers to uptake. These are likely to be substantial, given the disruption involved and the impact of measures on building appearance. To help address...Read more

Barnes, M., Butt, S. and Tomaszewski, W.
2008
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Bad housing can take many forms, embracing issues such as the physical conditions of the accommodation and overcrowding. Whilst the presence of a link between bad housing and child outcomes has been acknowledged in a number of studies, relatively little is understood about the nature of this...Read more

Free, S., Howden-Chapman, P., Pierse, N., Viggers, H. and the Housing, Heating and Health Study Research Team
2010
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New Zealand homes are underheated by international standards, with average indoor temperatures below the WHO recommended minimum of 188C. Research has highlighted the connection between low indoor temperatures and adverse health outcomes, including social functioning and psychological well-being...Read more

Howieson, S.G., et al.
2003
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This paper is concerned with historical changes in domestic ventilation rates, relative humidity and the associated risk of house dust mite colonization. A controlled trial evaluated allergen and water vapour control measures on the level of house dust mite (HDM) Der p1 allergen and indoor...Read more

Liddell, C., Morris, C., Thomson, H., and Guiney, C.
2015
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This article reviews historical data on cold-related deaths in Europe (1980–2013). It outlines the classic ‘excess winter deaths’ methodology used to estimate cold-related mortality and explores the inaccuracies that are associated with this generic estimation method: it yields relatively...Read more

Deller, D. and Waddams, C.
2015
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This paper provides a review of a representative selection of papers from the literatures looking at policies to tackle fuel poverty and digital exclusion. Contrasts are drawn between the policies used to address each of these problems. For fuel poverty, evidence is reviewed regarding the...Read more

Ortiz, J., and Salom, J.
2016
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This report estimates the effects of housing quality and energy renovations on the health of occupants. The study includes an approximation of the costs in the Spanish health system that can be avoided through the improvement of the quality of the Spanish housing stock.Read more

WWF/Adena
2017
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The aim of this report is to examine the positive effects of the renovation of homes in Spain. First, this can improve the health of citizens. Second, it can increase the resilience of buildings in the face of extreme climatic events, whose frequency is likely to increase in the coming years as...Read more

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