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dc.contributor.supervisorvan Vliet, David (City Planning)en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchulz, Kari
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-09T19:45:28Z
dc.date.available2012-01-09T19:45:28Z
dc.date.issued2012-01-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/5050
dc.description.abstractThis 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.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsopen accessen_US
dc.subjectenergy povertyen_US
dc.subjectenergy efficiencyen_US
dc.subjectlow-incomeen_US
dc.subjectrenewable energyen_US
dc.subjectsustainable housingen_US
dc.subjectWinnipeg neighbourhoodsen_US
dc.titleWarm homes, greener living: reducing energy poverty in Daniel McIntyre and St. Matthews through energy retrofitsen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineCity Planningen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeSkelton, Ian (City Planning) Rogers, Jennifer (Province of Manitoba)en_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of City Planning (M.C.P.)en_US
dc.description.noteFebruary 2012en_US
local.subject.manitobayesen_US


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