Heat, Energy Efficiency, Smart Technology and Health

A Review of Evidence from High-Income Countries, with a Focus on the UK

Published in: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, research paper number 2020/022 (2020)

Posted on RAND.org on September 03, 2020

by Lucy Hocking, Evangelos Gkousis, Pamina Smith, Daniel Gehrt

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This report outlines the results of a rapid evidence assessment on the health and wider societal impacts of poor indoor heating in the home and workplace, focusing on 4 overarching research questions:

  • the impact of poor indoor heating on health
  • the wider societal impacts of poor indoor heating
  • the impact of energy efficiency improvements, renewable heating technologies and smart technology on the indoor environment
  • the impact of energy efficiency improvements, renewable heating technologies and smart technology on health

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