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dc.contributor.authorCastaño de la Rosa, Raúl
dc.contributor.authorSherriff, Graeme
dc.contributor.authorSolís Guzmán, Jaime
dc.contributor.authorMarrero Meléndez, Madelyn
dc.identifier.citationRaúl Castaño-Rosa, Graeme Sherriff, Jaime Solís-Guzmán & Madelyn Marrero (2020) The validity of the index of vulnerable homes: evidence from consumers vulnerable to energy poverty in the UK, Energy Sources, Part B: Economics, Planning, and Policy, 15:2, 72-91, DOI: 10.1080/15567249.2020.1717677es
dc.description.abstractEnergy poverty is a multidimensional issue, and this means that it is difficult to understand the different levels of vulnerability to this phenomenon and its relationship with households' quality of life. This paper presents the validation of an innovative index for the analysis of vulnerability to energy poverty according to monetary, energy, and thermal comfort factors: The Index of Vulnerable Homes (IVH). The IVH goes beyond the use of single self-reported indicators of thermal comfort, and instead uses the adaptive thermal-comfort model defined in the normative UNE EN 15251:2007 to assess thermal comfort in relation to energy poverty. Furthermore, it has the potential to evaluate the societal impacts of current energy poverty policies by providing the economic analysis of different situations of vulnerability. The IVH is validated by comparing its results to those obtained from a survey conducted in a small-scale study undertaken in Salford, UK. To this end, evidence from households living in terraced houses built before 1980 is used to analyze health status in terms of vulnerability to energy poverty vulnerability according to their monetary situation and the characteristics of the dwelling. In the end, the results show good agreement between both the IVH's assessment and households' evidence, leading to consider the IVH as a suitable approach to understanding different levels of vulnerability to energy
dc.publisherTaylor and Francis
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internacional*
dc.titleThe validity of the index of vulnerable homes: evidence from consumers vulnerable to energy poverty in the UKes
dc.journal.titleEnergy Sources Part B-Economics Planning and Policyes
dc.subject.keywordEficiencia energéticaes
dc.subject.keywordPobreza energéticaes
dc.subject.keywordHogar vulnerablees
dc.subject.keywordConsumo energéticoes
dc.subject.keywordRiesgo del consumidores
dc.subject.keywordÍndice de Hogares Vulnerables (IHV)es
dc.subject.keywordConfort térmicoes
dc.subject.unesco6310.08 Pobrezaes
dc.subject.unesco3305.14 Viviendases
dc.subject.unesco3322.01 Distribución de la Energíaes
dc.subject.unesco6310.09 Calidad de Vidaes
dc.subject.unesco6114.06 Comportamiento del Consumidores

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