Effectiveness of domestic energy efficiency programmes fuel poverty action research report 3: health impacts

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/96645
Title:
Effectiveness of domestic energy efficiency programmes fuel poverty action research report 3: health impacts
Authors:
Combat Poverty Agency (CPA)
Publisher:
Department of Social & Family Affairs, Social Inclusion Division
Issue Date:
Dec-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/96645
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
A key aspect of the study was to examine the impact of installing a range of energy efficiency measures on the health status of households. Given the resources available, the study is based on a relatively small sample of 600 households – 247 households who had energy efficiency measures installed under the Warmer Homes Scheme and a comparison group of 353 households who were not included in the initiative. It is important to state that the research has not been operationalised as a ‘case control’ study, given the problems in matching households on specific criteria. The study is set in a community development context, with local organisations in Cork City (Northside Community Enterprises Ltd) and County Donegal (Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta) contributing to study design and implementation, including the conduct of all survey fieldwork. Involving local communities in implementing the study was an important element of the implementation process, with these communities provided with an opportunity to further develop and build social value and capacity within their respective areas.
Keywords:
FUEL POVERTY
Series/Report no.:
3
ISBN:
9780956390356

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCombat Poverty Agency (CPA)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-16T14:15:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-16T14:15:37Z-
dc.date.issued2009-12-
dc.identifier.isbn9780956390356-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/96645-
dc.descriptionA key aspect of the study was to examine the impact of installing a range of energy efficiency measures on the health status of households. Given the resources available, the study is based on a relatively small sample of 600 households – 247 households who had energy efficiency measures installed under the Warmer Homes Scheme and a comparison group of 353 households who were not included in the initiative. It is important to state that the research has not been operationalised as a ‘case control’ study, given the problems in matching households on specific criteria. The study is set in a community development context, with local organisations in Cork City (Northside Community Enterprises Ltd) and County Donegal (Meitheal Forbartha na Gaeltachta) contributing to study design and implementation, including the conduct of all survey fieldwork. Involving local communities in implementing the study was an important element of the implementation process, with these communities provided with an opportunity to further develop and build social value and capacity within their respective areas.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Social & Family Affairs, Social Inclusion Divisionen
dc.relation.ispartofseries3en
dc.subjectFUEL POVERTYen
dc.titleEffectiveness of domestic energy efficiency programmes fuel poverty action research report 3: health impactsen
dc.typeReporten
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