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Assessing population vulnerability towards summer energy poverty : Case studies of Madrid and London. / Sanchez-Guevara, Carmen; Núñez Peiró, Miguel; Taylor, Jonathon; Mavrogianni, Anna; Neila González, Javier.

In: Energy and Buildings, Vol. 190, 01.05.2019, p. 132-143.

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Sanchez-Guevara, C, Núñez Peiró, M, Taylor, J, Mavrogianni, A & Neila González, J 2019, 'Assessing population vulnerability towards summer energy poverty: Case studies of Madrid and London', Energy and Buildings, vol. 190, pp. 132-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.02.024

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Sanchez-Guevara, C., Núñez Peiró, M., Taylor, J., Mavrogianni, A., & Neila González, J. (2019). Assessing population vulnerability towards summer energy poverty: Case studies of Madrid and London. Energy and Buildings, 190, 132-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.02.024

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Sanchez-Guevara C, Núñez Peiró M, Taylor J, Mavrogianni A, Neila González J. Assessing population vulnerability towards summer energy poverty: Case studies of Madrid and London. Energy and Buildings. 2019 May 1;190:132-143. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2019.02.024

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Sanchez-Guevara, Carmen ; Núñez Peiró, Miguel ; Taylor, Jonathon ; Mavrogianni, Anna ; Neila González, Javier. / Assessing population vulnerability towards summer energy poverty : Case studies of Madrid and London. In: Energy and Buildings. 2019 ; Vol. 190. pp. 132-143.

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abstract = "Climate change is expected to increase the frequency and duration of hot weather and its associated adverse health effects. In dense urban areas, these phenomena will be exacerbated by the Urban Heat Island (UHI) effect and indoor overheating. This paper assesses population exposure and vulnerability to high summer temperatures by exploring the geospatial connection between the UHI, housing energy efficiency and overheating risk, and social vulnerability indicators, such as income and the elderly population. Focusing on Madrid and London, two European cities with strong UHIs but contrasting drivers of indoor heat risk, the spatial distribution of selected indicators were analysed by means of Geographical Information Systems, and areas with the highest vulnerability towards summer energy poverty were identified. It was found that while ‘hot and vulnerable’ areas are present in both Madrid and London, there are significant differences in climate, socioeconomic distribution and housing between the two cities. In warmer climates such as Madrid, energy poverty—traditionally defined by wintertime heating—requires its definition to be broadened to include summertime cooling needs; in the context of climate change and urban warming trends, this may soon also be the case in northern cities such as London.",
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