Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA

An estimated 75 to 80 per cent of the current housing stock in the UK will exist in 2050. There is growing recognition that extensive retrofit programmes are urgently needed to achieve significant long-term energy and carbon savings while simultaneously alleviating energy vulnerability and fuel poverty. Social housing providers are at the forefront of innovation in domestic energy efficiencyContinue reading “Announcing a new project: Community Approaches to Retrofit in Manchester – CHARISMA”

CURE team starts work on the HOME project

Together with Future Climate, we recently received funding from the EAGA Charitable Trust for a new project titled Housing in Multiple Occupancy: Energy Issues and Policy (HOME). Among other goals, the project will aim to improve the limited understanding of energy vulnerability (structural drivers, norms and coping strategies linked to energy use) among households living in multiple occupancy homes in theContinue reading “CURE team starts work on the HOME project”

EVALUATE team member participates at the RESPONDER conference

By Sergio Tiraro Herrero Last week I was in Barcelona for the 2nd ‘multinational knowledge brokerage’ event of the RESPONDER project – Sustainable housing in a post-growth Europe. Exploring Policy Options and Open Research Questions. The event was organized by the Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (ICTA) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), andContinue reading “EVALUATE team member participates at the RESPONDER conference”

New papers by members of the EVALUATE project team

By Saska Petrova Petrova S, Gentile M, Mäkinen I H, Bouzarovski S, 2013, Perceptions of thermal comfort and housing quality: Exploring the microgeographies of energy poverty in Stakhanov, Ukraine. Environment and Planning A 45(5): 1240-1257  This paper explores issues of thermal comfort in the home, based on a large-scale survey undertaken in Stakhanov in Ukraine. It investigates the relationship between a range of sociodemographic, housing,Continue reading “New papers by members of the EVALUATE project team”