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dc.contributor.supervisor van Vliet, David (City Planning) en_US
dc.contributor.author Schulz, Kari
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-09T19:45:28Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-09T19:45:28Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-09
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/5050
dc.description.abstract This research examines energy poverty in the Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews (DMSM) neighbourhoods in the city of Winnipeg. Energy poverty, defined as households spending more than 6% of their income on energy expenditures, affects as many as 50% of households in DMSM. Energy poverty can be alleviated through energy retrofits for dwellings such as weather stripping; increasing insulation in exterior walls, the attic and basement; and installing a high-efficiency furnace. The recommendations include: establishing consistent housing and energy efficiency policies; increasing the flexibility of utility on-bill financing; levying the necessary capital for energy retrofits through municipal financing mechanisms; increasing the knowledge and capacity of local residents; increasing the knowledge and capacity of local contractors for sustainable design and construction; creating a provincial strategy to increase the energy efficiency of social housing; developing low-income energy efficiency programs for rental properties; and increasing access to renewable energy sources. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject energy poverty en_US
dc.subject energy efficiency en_US
dc.subject low-income en_US
dc.subject renewable energy en_US
dc.subject sustainable housing en_US
dc.subject Winnipeg neighbourhoods en_US
dc.title Warm homes, greener living: reducing energy poverty in Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews through energy retrofits en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline City Planning en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Skelton, Ian (City Planning) Rogers, Jennifer (Province of Manitoba) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of City Planning (M.C.P.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2012 en_US


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