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Research Report:

Linking Social Housing and Energy Efficiency

by Mary Pitt


Linking Social Housing and Energy Efficiency explores the link between the theory, policy and practice of energy-efficient social housing.  The theory addresses the general question of what is energy-efficient housing and why a lot of social housing is not energy efficient.  Current policy and programs in Ontario are reviewed to discover what incentives and opportunities exist to enhance the energy efficiency of affordable housing. The author also considers social housing and the environmental policy issue of energy conservation.  Three case studies of social housing in Ottawa are used to support a series of recommendations.

The CPRN/SHSC Housing Research Internship and Scholar Program is funded by SHSC and run by CPRN. The program's overall aim is to develop Canada's housing research and policy capacity by attracting and retaining the best and the brightest in the housing sector. The program is an intensive four-month policy research training experience that results in the publication of original housing policy research. For information on SHSC, go to www.shscorp.ca.

Release Date: 20 Mar 2008
Number of pages: 58
Document number: 49551

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