Improved indoor air quality, temperature, and humidity as well as reduced noise pollution are just some of the ways in which energy efficiency measures may promote physical and mental well-being.
Energy Efficiency, Health Care, and Reducing Poverty
Fuel poverty is defined as a household spending more than a specific percentage of its yearly income on energy. This percentage is commonly 10%. A high energy bill relative to income is an indicator of potential discomfort. Low income, substandard housing, and high energy prices are the usual suspects in creating fuel poverty. Extreme fuel shortages are linked to poor mental and physical health.
The Effects of Increased Building Energy Efficiency
Improvements in health and happiness may be achieved by energy efficiency techniques in a variety of industries, although verification of these benefits is frequently more straightforward for initiatives aimed at buildings. Building insulation retrofits and weatherization programs are two examples of energy efficiency retrofits that enhance the living conditions of a building’s occupants and, in particular, the health and well-being of those who are most at risk.
Conditions of the Air and Temperature
The prevalence of respiratory and cardiovascular disorders and allergies may be lowered by enhancing insulation, and warming, including ventilators. They also cause substantial and lasting enhancements in mental wellness.