Study of relation between the health and the energetic poverty

Architecture - Sustainability - Social Inclusion

GENERIC INFORMATION ABOUT FUEL POVERTY AND ITS RELATION WITH HEALTH

 

The energetic poverty is the difficulty or the disability to support the housing in a few suitable comfort conditions.

In this project I studied the negative effects that the energetic poverty generates in the health in Badia del Vallès. Later I calculated the economic cost of treating the generated diseases and compared it with the price of the energetic rehabilitation of the housing blocks.

 

1. The fuel poverty is produced by 3 factors: Low incomes, hight energy price and low house quality.

2. Example of the relation between fuel poverty, energetic eficiency and energy price

The increase of the price of the energy combined with low incomes and slightly efficient housings, generates the increase of  the risk of energetic poverty, as we can see in the graphic.

3. Generic relation between health and fuel poverty

4. Generic relation between Excess Winter Mortality and fuel poverty

5. Generic additional winter deaths for reason and age

RELATION BETWEEN FUEL POVERTY AND HEALTH IN BADIA DEL VALLÈS

Work’s methodology for the study

1. Generic information of the two compared municipalities

2. Information about the housing blocks in Badia del Vallès and Castellar del Vallès (the two compared municipalities)

3. Information about the social profile of the citizens in Badia del Vallès and Castellar del Vallès (the two compared municipalities)

4. Information about the physical characteristics of the housing blocks in Badia del Vallès and Castellar del Vallès (the two compared municipalities)

5. Excess winter mortality (from 1984 to 2014) in Badia del Vallès and Castellar del Vallès (the two compared municipalities)

Badia del Vallès

Castellar del Vallès

6. Evolution of the energetic prices and Excess Winter Mortality in Badia del Vallès and Castellar del Vallès (the two compared municipalities)

7. Comparation of pulmonar, cardiovascular and mental health in Badia del Vallès and Castellar del Vallès (the two compared municipalities)

8. The price of treating the disease and the relation that they have with the fuel poverty

9. Possible evolution of the energetic prices

10. Amortization of the energetic rehabilitation costs for the savings in expenses of public health