The InventAir Methodology takes into an account all aspects of energy poverty and all target groups affected. It provides a flexible approach towards identifying, segmenting and prioritising the households that need to be supported in changing their energy habits. It considers the whole chain energy poverty – poor heating options – low energy efficiency – high environmental pollution and provides the means to careful inspection of the current status and barriers and challenges.
The InventAir methodology supports the development of Woodstove exchange roadmaps as policy tools for medium- and long-term energy planning with the ultimate aim to alleviate energy poverty and reduce the harmful emissions produced by wood and coal burning. Such roadmaps may be the backbone of wood exchange programmes that will provide information and will encourage the citizens to replace the old and inefficient stoves with modern, clean heating equipment.
Even though it focuses strictly on the poor heating practices of the energy poor households, it uses information and data concerning the global energy status of the local community. The proposed methodological framework by the InventAir project may be summarised in a number of simple steps:
The development of the Methodology and its supplementary materials will be done as a co-creation process between German advanced experts and Eastern European experts.
In January 2019, the InventAir project issued its first report on the status of the air pollution and energy poverty in the Eastern European communities. You can download here: Report on the energy poverty and air quality status in the Eastern European Countries.