Fuel Poverty Potential Risk Index in the context of climate change in Chile

Fuel Poverty Potential Risk Index in the context of climate change in Chile Public housing policies face a challenge in order to meet not only the right to housing, but also an affordable and comfortable use for them. In this context, most of the studies related to fuel poverty are based on a diagnosis of existing conditions, but there is a lack of information focusing on how to predict the risk of fuel poverty in future dwellings considering a context of climate change. This research develops an index to assist policymakers in the decision-making process during the early stages of social housing allocation. The analysis is based on the applicability of adaptive comfort, the influence of climate change, the urban context and the building features. Energy use patterns and the ability to pay utility bills have been also considered for social housing in the Central-South of Chile. After that, several future scenarios are discussed considering the probable income and energy inflation rates. The potential risk variables that influence the early stages of design are also discussed. The results reveal that the Fuel Poverty Potential Risk Index is an effective tool to select appropriate housing for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of society, considering the future climate, income and energy price trends. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Energy Policy Elsevier

Fuel Poverty Potential Risk Index in the context of climate change in Chile

Loading next page...
 
/lp/elsevier/fuel-poverty-potential-risk-index-in-the-context-of-climate-change-in-BJeZjkUxCb
Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0301-4215
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.enpol.2017.10.054
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Public housing policies face a challenge in order to meet not only the right to housing, but also an affordable and comfortable use for them. In this context, most of the studies related to fuel poverty are based on a diagnosis of existing conditions, but there is a lack of information focusing on how to predict the risk of fuel poverty in future dwellings considering a context of climate change. This research develops an index to assist policymakers in the decision-making process during the early stages of social housing allocation. The analysis is based on the applicability of adaptive comfort, the influence of climate change, the urban context and the building features. Energy use patterns and the ability to pay utility bills have been also considered for social housing in the Central-South of Chile. After that, several future scenarios are discussed considering the probable income and energy inflation rates. The potential risk variables that influence the early stages of design are also discussed. The results reveal that the Fuel Poverty Potential Risk Index is an effective tool to select appropriate housing for the most disadvantaged and vulnerable segments of society, considering the future climate, income and energy price trends.

Journal

Energy PolicyElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off