Energy poor households are considered a priority target of energy efficiency improvement policies as these polices can simultaneously alleviate energy poverty and carbon dioxide emissions whilst improving households’ comfort and wellbeing. As one of the Priority Actions of streamSAVE, formulas and corrections factors were introduced to adjust the real outputs of energy efficiency measures targeting energy poor households, such as the thermal improvement of the building envelope, the installation of renewable heating systems next to behavioral changes resulting from feedback or tailored advice.
The streamSAVE Training Module supported the Flemish Energy and Climate Agency in Belgium and the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy in Slovenia with quantifying the energy savings of energy efficiency measures targeting energy poor households. The implementing authorities welcomed the streamSAVE approach of consistent, bottom-up calculation methodologies and the attention given to behavioral aspects and energy poor households.
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