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

Pietsch, L.; Benz, I.; Schweizer-Ries, P.

In the project "FinSH - Financial and Support Instruments for Fuel Poverty in Social Housing", project partners from France, Great Britain, Italy, Poland and Germany have developed Europe-wide strategies for reducing energy poverty of low-income households. For this purpose, a comprehensive...Read more

C.K. Chatzinikola, G. Pignatta, M. Santamouris and D.K. Serghides

Using temperature measurements collected with data loggers from 37 low-income dwellings of two main coastal cities in Cyprus, as well as a questionnaire survey that examined the economic status, dwelling energy consumption and perception of thermal comfort of the inhabitants, this study...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

Gancheva, M. et al.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy (DG ENER) has commissioned this study to identify good practices in the delivery of low-cost energy efficiency measures, to low-income households in particular, and to investigate their replication potential. In addition, the study aims to...Read more

Kolokotsa, D., Santamouris, M.

The term energy poverty is used to describe a situation of a household not able to satisfy socially and materially the required levels of its energy services. Energy and fuel poverty is an increasing problem in the European Union. Although the specific conditions vary from country to country the...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