Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/608304
Title:
Home Retrofit Education Programs for Low-Income Communities
Author:
Estrada, Jessica
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Energy efficient homes are key for a sustainable future in any city. However, the lack of knowledge about the subject restricts many households to do their part in the movement. This research focuses on programs available to low-income households, to perform home weatherization retrofits and to learn about the subject as well. Implementing and focusing on the learning portion of home weatherization and energy efficiency to homeowners increases social equity and reduces energy usage in a home over time. Three programs are analyzed to extract the benefits and drawbacks of each. Each program’s goal varies but are all aimed to help low-income communities. Homeownership education, hands-on home weatherization, and home construction are the focuses of each program. The final recommendation for each program is to increase advertisement and focus their outreach on specific sections of the city of Tucson which can benefit the most from their services.
Description:
Sustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Project
Type:
text
Mentor:
Nevarez-Martinez, Deyanira
Instructor:
Iuliano, Joey

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorEstrada, Jessicaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-04T21:36:33Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-04T21:36:33Zen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/608304en
dc.descriptionSustainable Built Environments Senior Capstone Projecten
dc.description.abstractEnergy efficient homes are key for a sustainable future in any city. However, the lack of knowledge about the subject restricts many households to do their part in the movement. This research focuses on programs available to low-income households, to perform home weatherization retrofits and to learn about the subject as well. Implementing and focusing on the learning portion of home weatherization and energy efficiency to homeowners increases social equity and reduces energy usage in a home over time. Three programs are analyzed to extract the benefits and drawbacks of each. Each program’s goal varies but are all aimed to help low-income communities. Homeownership education, hands-on home weatherization, and home construction are the focuses of each program. The final recommendation for each program is to increase advertisement and focus their outreach on specific sections of the city of Tucson which can benefit the most from their services.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, and the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.titleHome Retrofit Education Programs for Low-Income Communitiesen_US
dc.typetexten
dc.contributor.departmentCollege of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Sustainable Built Environments collection. For more information, contact http://sbe.arizona.edu.en
dc.contributor.mentorNevarez-Martinez, Deyaniraen
dc.contributor.instructorIuliano, Joeyen
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