Health and Safety Investments to Increase Energy-Saving Opportunities

Winter 2018
A version of this article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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December 04, 2018
Many low-income energy use reduction programs are facing increasing challenges serving customers, due to the prevalence of health and safety problems that prevent major measures from being installed. Because there are serious problems in the home, customers must be deferred or are treated with only minor services, and high-use customers with good potential for savings do not participate or achieve only low energy savings. We conducted research to assess the circumstances under which additional cost-effective health and safety spending can be made to achieve greater savings for low-income customers and for the program as a whole.

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