This report focuses on first steps in delivering Whole House Solutions when tackling fuel poverty in Northern Ireland.
A total of 100 households were involved in the project, all residing in Omagh or Strabane, the two areas of Northern Ireland with the highest prevalence of severe fuel poverty. All of these households had already received a Warm Homes intervention some time ago, mainly consisting of loft insulation and cavity wall insulation. These households were revisited as part of this new Project, so that additional measures could be installed, thereby delivering a basic Whole House Solution; these additional items included a new boiler, new radiators, and several other energy efficiency items.
The report is an evaluation of the impacts of achieving the Whole House Solution. Impacts on energy use, energy practices, savings on bills, as well as impacts on people’s physical health and mental wellbeing were assessed, based on data collected by Bryson Energy and Ulster University.