The goal of this NSF Smart and Connected Communities (SCC) project is to explore the efficacy of new social-technological paradigms to reduce residential energy insecurity for low- and moderate-income (LMI) households in three neighborhoods in Detroit, Michigan, which is one of the top ten highest energy burdened metros in the US, where LMI households spend 15 – 30% of their income on energy costs (6% or less is considered affordable). This research fully 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 conservation, and enhanced health equity. 

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11/23/20 – U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods https://news.umich.edu/u-m-community-partners-tackle-energy-insecurity-in-three-detroit-neighborhoods/

11/23/20 – U-M, community partners tackle energy insecurity in three Detroit neighborhoods https://detroit.umich.edu/news-stories/u-m-community-partners-tackle-energy-insecurity-in-three-detroit-neighborhoods/