Reducing Barriers to Residential Energy Security through an Integrated Case management, Data-driven, Community-based Approach

Our goal is to explore the efficacy of new social and technology paradigms to reduce residential energy insecurity for at least 180 households in three LMI neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan, which exhibits the 9th highest energy burden in the US and where LMI households spend 15 – 30% of their income on energy costs (6% or less is considered affordable). This research integrates community perspectives in the design, application and testing of emerging smart technologies, individualized residential energy management approaches and energy rate structure reform to realize cost savings, improved energy efficiency, and enhanced health equity.



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May 27, 2021