Fuel Poverty: Perspectives from the Front Line

2012 | Professor Lenny Koh, Centre for Energy, Environment and Sustainability

The BIG Energy Upgrade, was delivered by a consortium of local authorities and social housing providers. The Partners worked together in adopting a fully integrated, whole-house approach while installing energy efficiency measures and micro generation technologies in households. The University plays a key role in the project by providing a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding
and optimising the interrelated technological, behavioural and economic factors. The project addresses key national priorities of:

  • reducing CO2 emissions from the installed base of residential dwellings, required to meet national
    CO2 reduction
  • alleviating fuel-poverty
  • driving regional economic growth in this expanding field

The results of the project had particular relevance for the Green Deal, The project, to retrofit energy-efficiency and renewable-energy measures to residential dwellings is the largest such venture in the UK


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